LAWRENCEVILLE, GA — Expanding on its commitment to strengthen health care resources in the Gwinnett region, Northside Hospital held a ceremonial crane christening and groundbreaking event on June 7 to mark construction of a new patient tower on its Northside Gwinnett campus in Lawrenceville.
Hospital leadership joined representatives from the Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation, Hospital Authority of Gwinnett County, Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce and the local community to celebrate the continuing, rapid growth of the region’s health care resources.
“This is another great milestone for Gwinnett County,” said Northside Hospital Gwinnett/Duluth CEO and President Debbie Mitcham. “Northside’s mission in Gwinnett County is to provide world-class health care locally, so that people do not need to leave this county to get the health care that they deserve.”
The new patient tower will add 132 new inpatient beds, increasing the hospital’s total inpatient capacity from 388 to 520. The tower will include the expansion of ancillary and support services, and a new patient entry lobby and outpatient waiting area.
The project also includes a 143,828-square-foot medical office building to house outpatient imaging, ambulatory surgery and a variety of physician practices. Completion is expected by 2025.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Gwinnett County is the second largest county in Georgia. Ms. Mitcham said that Gwinnett’s success is the result of partnerships among visionary local leaders – government, academic, civic, business, and neighborhoods.
“Northside wants to grow with this community and be part of its bright future,” Mitcham said.
“As a physician, I can tell you that this expansion has been needed for a quite a while,” said Dr. Denise Pecht, chairman of the Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation. “We are looking forward to the future of health care in Gwinnett and we’re counting on [Northside] continuing to be a vital part of that transformation.”