Newton Medical Center is one step closer to finalizing an affiliation with Piedmont Healthcare after the Office of the Attorney General ruled in favor of the partnership agreement on Friday. Effective Oct. 1, Newton Medical Center will become Piedmont Newton Hospital.
â€œNewton will be a great addition to the Piedmont family,â€ Kevin Brown, president and CEO of Piedmont Healthcare, said. â€œOur teams share a common vision and set of values that will allow us to expand access to high-quality, patient-centered care in the communities around us.â€
Since announcing the terms of the partnership agreement in May, officials with Piedmont and Newton have worked diligently to determine how best to align the organizations and meet the needs of the community.
â€œAs a result of this partnership, our community will have access to even more specialists and healthcare services,â€ James Weadick, CEO of Newton Medical Center, said. â€œWeâ€™re excited the Attorney General has given us the green light to move forward with our partnership.â€
Georgiaâ€™s Office of the Attorney General conducts a public review process for all transactions related to the acquisition of not-for-profit hospitals in Georgia.