Piedmont Healthcare has signed a purchase agreement with HCA Healthcare for the acquisition of several Georgia hospitals. Pending regulatory approval, Piedmont will acquire Eastside Medical Center in Snellville; Coliseum Medical Centers and Coliseum Northside, both in Macon; and Cartersville Medical Center in Cartersville.
Eastside Medical Center is a 310-bed two-campus system of care. The North Campus has 229 beds supporting acute care services, including a 46-bed emergency department. The South Campus currently offers a 61-bed inpatient psychiatric center, 20-bed inpatient rehabilitation facility, and an 11-bed emergency department.
Coliseum Health System includes two acute care hospitals: Coliseum Medical Centers with 310 beds, including a 40-bed inpatient behavioral health facility (Coliseum Center for Behavioral Health), and Coliseum Northside with 103 beds. In addition, Coliseum operates an ambulatory surgery center in Macon with three operating rooms.
Cartersville Medical Center is a 119-bed acute care hospital that includes a 43-bed emergency department, with a level III trauma center.
In addition, Piedmont Healthcare and University Health Care System in Augusta have signed a non-binding Letter-of-Intent (LOI), initiating a period of due diligence between the two organizations. The negotiation is a part of Piedmont’s plans to expand its reach throughout Georgia.
University Health Care System includes three hospital campuses, comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services, three skilled nursing facilities, nine urgent care facilities, rehabilitative care and more than 90 employed primary and specialty care providers. The service area of the system includes more than 25 counties in eastern Georgia and South Carolina.
While the terms of the potential partnership are yet to be finalized, the agreement between the two companies includes a commitment by Piedmont to establish University as a clinical hub in Augusta, bringing resources, clinical expertise and services to the community, allowing residents to get the care they need close to home.