Northside Hospital has filed a Letter of Determination with the State’s Department of Community Health to replace the Northside Hospital-Cherokee in Canton, Ga. The site of the replacement hospital will be near I-575 at the Ga. Hwy. 20 exit, near the Canton Marketplace development – less than three miles from its current location.
The original 64-bed facility was opened in 1962 by the Cherokee County Hospital Authority and was named R.T. Jones Regional Hospital. In 1997, Northside Hospital acquired 50 percent ownership interest in the hospital and re-named the hospital Northside Hospital-Cherokee. In 2009, Northside Hospital purchased the remaining 50 percent ownership interest in the hospital.
Due to the growing population and community utilization of the current facility and due to limitations and capacity constraints, Northside proposes to relocate the Hospital to land owned by Northside Hospital in a currently undeveloped area that will be known as Canton Place. The new site offers ample room for further expansion as the community’s needs grow.
New construction will include the construction of:
- 84-bed hospital facility
- distinct Women’s Center
- Multispecialty Medical Office Building and Cancer Center
- 600-space parking deck and 300 surface parking spaces
The total project cost is estimated at approximately $250 million, and the opening date is expected in March 2015. Construction will begin shortly after the State gives its approval for this project.