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Northside Gwinnett groundbreaking ceremony held for new expansion

By Kimberly Sizemore Anchor/Reporter
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Northside Hospital is expanding at its Lawrenceville campus. A new patient tower will add 132 new inpatient beds and a new medical office building will bring important services to the community. 

A groundbreaking event was held on Tuesday, June 7 to celebrate the new additions to the Northside Gwinnett location. There was a ceremonial crane christening as hospital leadership joined other medical representatives and the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce in celebration.  

In a press release issued by the hospital, one official says the expansion will benefit the community. “This is another great milestone for Gwinnett County,” said Northside Hospital Gwinnett/Duluth CEO and President Debbie Mitcham. “Northside’s mission in Gwinnett County is to provide world-class health care locally, so that people do not need to leave this county to get the health care that they deserve.” 

The patient tower will increase the hospital’s total inpatient capacity from 388 to 520. The tower will include the expansion of ancillary and support services, and a new patient entry lobby and outpatient waiting area. 
The project also includes a 143,828-square-foot medical office building to house outpatient imaging, ambulatory surgery and a variety of physician practices. Completion is expected by 2025. 

One of the attendees at Tuesday’s event says this is a highly anticipated development. “As a physician, I can tell you that this expansion has been needed for a quite a while,” said Dr. Denise Pecht, chairman of the Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation. “We are looking forward to the future of health care in Gwinnett and we’re counting on [Northside] continuing to be a vital part of that transformation.” 

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