New Facility On Track for Tours, Opening
Submitted by Northside Hospital
You have probably seen it under construction. Now the home stretch is here.
Northside Hospital Cherokee is developing a new hospital off I-575 at the Ga. 20 exit in Canton. A lot of hard work has gone into this spectacular project, and the grand opening is around the corner.
The new Northside Hospital Cherokee is scheduled to open in 2017.
The new facility sits on more than 50 acres that includes a medical office building and a 900-space parking deck, with 600 additional surface parking spaces. A new street was built – Northside Cherokee Boulevard – a collaboration between the Georgia Department of Transportation, City of Canton and Northside’s development team.
Northside Hospital Cherokee has invested millions of dollars to maintain the high level of healthcare excellence the Cherokee County community expects. Northside is committed to the Cherokee County region and gives back to local outreach efforts, education and charitable organizations that keep this community strong.
The existing Northside Hospital Cherokee at 201 Hospital Road, just north of Riverstone Boulevard, has 84 licensed beds, 1,700 employees and 600 physicians on staff. Over the past several years, the facility has been updated and expanded to its current state. However, there is no room for growth and the hospital must relocate in order to continue providing the highest possible levels of care.
The new hospital will have more than double the square footage and will open with seven floors (the potential for 10) and 105 inpatient beds.
As part of the Northside healthcare system, Northside Hospital Cherokee offers the community expertise that delivers more babies per year than any other hospital in the country, diagnoses and treats the most cancer cases in Georgia and ranks in the top 1 percent of all robotic surgery programs in the country.
Major features of the new hospital will include an advanced surgery center, a Cancer Institute, as well as a distinct Women’s Center. Many other services are already offered at Northside Hospital Cherokee and will continue at the new hospital, including robotic surgery, a sports medicine program, 24-hour adult and pediatric emergency services, Heart and Vascular Institute / cath lab, access to clinical trials and radiology services.
There’s no question about it − this is an exciting time for Northside and the Cherokee County area.
Up next: installation of equipment and staff training are currently taking place. Stay tuned for more details in the spring about community tours and grand opening of the hospital.
For construction updates, a live-feed camera of the new hospital and additional videos and information, visit northsidecherokee.com.