LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — Northside Hospital Gwinnett in Lawrenceville is undertaking a massive growth, officials have announced.
Hospital officials broke ground Tuesday on a new patient tower and medical office building.
The expansion is expected to be complete by 2025. Hospital officials said the project would cost $400 million and create approximately 5,000 jobs.
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“An expansion of 5,000 jobs is really unusual and we are really excited,” said Gwinnett Chamber President Nick Masino.
The patient tower will add 132 new patient beds, expanding the hospital’s capacity from 388 to 520. It will also feature a new patient entry lobby and outpatient waiting area.
The 143,828 square foot medical building will house outpatient imaging, ambulatory surgery and several physician practices.
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“Since the deal was announced about the merger, they have not stopped announcing expansions. It’s exactly what we needed. We have the population, we have the room,” Masino said.
“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.”
According to the United States Census Bureau, Gwinnett County is the second largest county in Georgia, and hospital officials want Northside Gwinnett to match that.
Masino and others hope the expansion will push other development projects.
“They are in a really important industry for us -- healthcare -- high paying, high growth industry. It’s a real target for us,” Masino said.
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