Northeast Georgia Medical Center plans another expansion of its hospital in Braselton.
The facility filed notice this week with the Georgia Department of Community Health of its intention to add 24 acute care inpatient beds. Existing space at the hospital will be used for the new beds.
This expansion would be in addition to plans it announced in December for a new surgery center officials hope to open in 2021 if the state approves the proposal.
The ambulatory surgery center, which would provide same-day outpatient care, would be on the first floor of a new medical building behind Medical Plaza 1 on the Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s Braselton campus off of Friendship Road.
Louis Smith, NGHS’ president of system acute and post-acute operations, said the multi-specialty center would focus on general surgery, spine care and orthopedics. Other medical offices would be located in the Medical Plaza 2 building as well.
When it arrived in 2015, the Northeast Georgia Medical Center started an era of enhanced medical care for South Hall.
For the past couple of years the hospital has offered a broad range of advanced surgical and medical services. It has placed an emphasis on outpatient surgery, as well as emergency services and speciality care in many areas including cardiology, oncology, orthopedics and neurosciences.