State OKs expansion for hospital

Thu, 08/02/2007 - 11:40am
By: John Munford

Piedmont Fayette Hospital is ready to expand ... again.

State officials have approved the addition of 37 beds to the facility which will be in the intensive care unit and acute care inpatient areas, hospital officials said Thursday.

That will bring the hospital’s license up to 143 beds for inpatient services. The Division of Health Planning of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs recently approved the expansion.

“The additional beds and expansion will allow us to continue to provide enhanced healthcare for residents of Fayette and the surrounding areas,” said Darrell Cutts, president and CEO of Piedmont Fayette Hospital. “We are currently in the planning stage to bring these beds into service in the most effective and efficient manner possible.”

The hospital has more than 8,000 inpatient admissions and performs nearly 9,000 surgeries each year.

In August 2006 the hospital opened its new wing, which features the new maternity center, the cardiac cath lab and a new location for the dining hall.

“We are most appreciative of the patience of area residents as we work diligently to expand quality healthcare for our ever-growing community,” Cutts said. “It is our continued goal to provide world-class care to those we serve.”

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