The Georgia Court of Appeals reinstated Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s (NGMC) Certificate of Need (CON) for a hospital in South Hall County. The Court’s decision reversed the Barrow County Superior Court’s ruling issued in December 2008.
“We are extremely pleased that the Georgia Court of Appeals has issued this decision,” said Jim Gardner, president and CEO of Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS). “This appellate ruling further reinforces the original decision made by the Georgia Department of Community Health in May 2007 and the two subsequent rulings which upheld that decision. We are committed to developing a high quality hospital consistent with the services already provided at Medical Plaza 1 at River Place, the cornerstone of the future Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton.”
NGMC plans to build a 100-bed hospital off of Thompson Mill Road near Highway 211, at River Place. In September 2008, NGMC opened a medical office building on the corner of this site called Medical Plaza 1. Medical Plaza 1 houses an urgent care center, an outpatient imaging center, outpatient lab and rehabilitation services and physician offices representing numerous specialties.