Georgia health-care organizations propose big new projects

(AJC) Several Georgia health-care organizations are planning major new projects, according to letters-of-intent filed with the Georgia Department of Community Health. In Atlanta, Morehouse School of Medicine is planning a new $26.5 million ambulatory surgery center on its campus at the intersection of Lowery Boulevard and Park Street.

The center will be staffed by MSM physicians. The number of beds the center will have is still being determined. “We think it will be a great community resource,” said Dr. Gregory Antoine, MSM’s associate dean of clinical affairs and chief medical officer.

In Braselton, Ga., Northeast Georgia Medical Center plans two big expansions. In one, the hospital system plans to add six neonatal intermediate care beds at its south Hall County campus. The project is expected to cost $20 million. In a second project at its south Hall County campus, Northeast Georgia Medical Center plans to add 10 beds to its existing obstetric service by converting 10 existing medical/surgical beds.

The project is expected to cost $10 million. Meanwhile, in Cumming, Ga., Northside Hospital Forsyth says it plans to add 16 obstetric beds, according to a letter of intent filed with the Georgia Department of Community Health. All of the projects will be required to receive a “certificate of need” from the state of Georgia before being allowed to proceed.

By David Allison  – Editor, Atlanta Business Chronicle, Nov 6, 2019

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