I have just learned of the passing of Mr. Sumlin and echo the kind words written before me. I graduated fro PHSN in 1978 and have never forgotten his presence and leadership. God bless you.
i have just learned about the passing of my childhood friend , Hulett. He and I grew up together on Peeples Street in West End, attended elemetary school together and enjoyed life as young kids.
It has been many years since I saw Hulett, but have thought of him often. God bless his family!
To the Sumlin Family:
My practice years (OB-Gyn) at Piedmont Hospital fortuitously overlapped several years during which Hulett Sumlin was the Administrator/CEO. As an executive, he was highly capable and effective, and as an individual he was kind and caring. His hearty laugh was often part of the equation. I am saddened by his death. I wish his family the very best.
Stephen Goldman, MD
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
The Sumlin family may the God of comfort support you with his unfailingly lasting arm during your time of grief. (Deuteronomy 33:27) I extend to the family my condolences.
it saddens me to hear of your loss. May the God of all comfort be with the family at this time of grief.
To The Sumlin Family,
With deep sympathy and a heavy heart ,I write these words for your family. I am so sorry for your loss. May you find peace in all the pleasant memories that you have, and may they comfort you, and bring you strength, in your time of grief. May you also find comfort with the thoughts below:
Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; and break forth into singing, O mountains: for the LORD hath comforted his people, and will have mercy upon his afflicted.
This verse found @ Isaiah 49:13 has comforted me, I hope that t comforts you as well.
With Deepest Sympathy
So sorry to hear of your loss. You have our deepest sympathy.
Please accept my sincere and heartfelt sympathy in this difficult time of loss. Mr Sumlin was truly a great administrator and example. I began my nursing career as a student in 1976 at Piedmont Hospital School of Nursing, and worked at Piedmont until November 2011. (E.White class of 1979)
Bill and I were distressed to learn of Hulett's death. We have fond memories of you from our childhood and Hulett from his days at Piedmont Hospital. Both of you have contributed greatly to our community. Bill wants you to know that,even 20 years later, many of the good things about the Piedmont Hospital of today are part of Hulett's legacy. Especially characteristic and invaluable were his frequent walks around the hospital to talk with patients, employees and physicians to find out how things could be improved. He was an outstanding hospital administrator and an all-around class act. This is a time of great sadness for you and your family, but you are all lucky to have so many memories of a wonderful man.
Marsha and Bill Mitchell
I worked at Piedmont from 1982-1990 and had the greatest respect for Mr. Sumlin. He was such a fine leader and cared about the employees. Even as the hospital grew, he remembered our names and asked about our families. My prayers are with you all. Kay NeSmith
My condolences to the family . He was a kind and compassionate gentleman and administrator. Thoughts and prayers are with the family.
MWG 1964 Graduate of Piedmont Hospital School of Nursing.
My deepest sympathy to all of you. I am proud to have been associated with a
fellow Hospital CEO since 1956. We went through the Hospital Program at GSU in the late 50's and remained peers for over 50 years. He was highly respected in the Health Field,
My condolences to the Sumlin family. I was a nursing student at Piedmont from 1961-1964 and have fond memories of Mr. Sumlin.
He was a good father figure for all of the student nurses, approachable, a good listener, accepted us. thankyou
I started at Piedmont Hospital as a 17 year old nursing student in 1976. Mr Sumlin had the capacity to make each and everyone of the employees at Piedmont feel as if they mattered to the organization. I remember being at work in the pediatrics department at 10 pm and Mr Sumlin would come walking into the nurses desk to ask me if I had what I needed to do my job. He also remembered my name after one introduction and would greet me be name when ever we passed. This is the kind of leadership that does not come around often. I am so sorry to hear of his passing and my prayers go out to his family. They have truly lost a great man, father and grandfather.
Linda Lou and Family,
I was so saddened to read about Mr. Sumlin's passing. Time just has a way of slipping by before we know it.
I remember my babysitting days with Andy and John when you lived on Woodley. Has it been that many
years? When I was expecting my first son, Taylor, I remember the time I was sitting on a sofa in the lobby of Piedmont when Mr. Sumlin came right over, knew me right away, and as he gracefully propt himself on the back of the sofa began chatting with me, in that elegant voice, as if I were a member of his family.
Years later, I had the pleasure of teaching at Northside Preschool with Linda Lou and Esther, and I'll never forget the time Linda Lou and her boys presented Mr. Sumlin, on his 60th birthday with something he had always wanted, (and I'm still wondering), whatever happened to that BIG RED truck? Just want you to know I'm thinking of you all.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
My sympathies to the Sumlin family. I was a hospital administration classmate of Hulett's in the 50's, and enjoyed our lively discussions with the profs, especially Dr. R.C. Williams. Huelett was a gentleman as well as a scholar.
West Palm Beach, FL
Linda Lou and all the family: Our sympathy and love to you all. I am so pleased to have known him for a few years and appreciated his manner and great ability. He established a legacy of service which will last for many years - he will long be remembered for his many contributions ! I shall always remember you both. Earl and Edith Cook
My condolences to the Sumlin family, God is a refuge and strength for us a help during distresses.
Linda Lou and family. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. Hulett was a wonderful person and I felt great respect for him. What a wonderful life. Meda Whitescarver
Andy, Kim, Hayden and Benjamin,
We are so sorry for your loss. Please accept our sincere condolences. May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Dear Sumlin Family:
Please accept the sincere and heartfelt condolences of The Piedmont Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association at this very difficult time of loss. Mr. Sumlin was always so supportive of the student body of The Piedmont Hospital School of Nursing and we are forever grateful for the vision and leadership of this kind and gentle man. He knew the students by name, the same as he did the employees of Piedmont Hospital. It was often said that Mr. Sumlin managed and directed by walking around! That he did... he was always visible in the halls, stairwells, and grounds of the hospital. He was interested in the patients, the staff, and the physicians. His style of leadership was appreciated more than he ever knew. We grieve with you at his sudden passing and count ourselves blessed to have known him, worked with him, and called him our friend. May God bless each one of you now and in the days to come. You will be in our prayers as we give thanks for the life and good works of Mr. Hulett Sumlin.
The Piedmont Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association