Appeal hearing over Columbia County hospital ends

Georgia Regents Medical Center plans to build a state-of-the-art hospital in Columbia County.

Testimony concluded on Monday in the appeal hearing regarding Georgia Regents Medical Center’s certificate of need to build a hospital in Columbia County.

The following is a letter from Shawn P. Vincent, Sr., GRU’s Vice President of Partnerships, International Healthcare, and Strategic Affiliations regarding the hearing’s conclusion.

“Dear Colleagues,

The appeals hearing regarding the Department of Community Health awarding  a certificate of need to Georgia Regents Medical Center to build a 100-bed hospital in Columbia County concluded yesterday. These hearings gave us another opportunity to emphasize the uniqueness of our proposal.  Our plan includes a state of the art, high touch and high tech community hospital which meets the health and wellness needs of Columbia County and the surrounding communities. In collaboration with the County, we worked to identify Grovetown as the ideal location as it meets the current and projected growth needs of the community. Our expertise in trauma and teaching are cornerstones to our vision. After presenting a compelling case, we remain confident in our efforts and in the Department of Community Health’s CON process.

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you again for your continued support. This entire process would not have been possible without our faculty, staff and community involvement.

We will continue to keep you informed as we take the steps to move our Columbia County hospital project forward.”

Sincerely,

Shawn P. Vincent, Sr.
Vice President of Partnerships, International Healthcare and Strategic Affiliations

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