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Peach Regional Medical Center to Break Ground on New Facility

Peach Regional Medical Center to Break Ground on New Facility
Hospital is Now a Partner With Central Georgia Health System
MACON, GA (Wednesday, March 28, 2012) – The residents of Peach and surrounding counties will soon have access to a new, modern, 25-bed hospital complete with a larger emergency center and an operating room suite, expanded outpatient services and all-private rooms. This new facility will be operated through a partnership with Peach Regional Medical Center and Central Georgia Health System. A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for Thursday at 1 p.m. at the new hospital's site, 1960 Highway 247 Connector in Byron.
“Peach County residents are going to receive the same excellent personalized care that they have always received, but they will now have access to the knowledge, resources and expertise provided by Central Georgia Health System close to home,” Peach Regional Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Nancy Peed said.
Media and the public are cordially invited to the groundbreaking ceremony, which will include comments from Peed, Hospital Authority of Peach County Board Tom Green, Peach Regional Medical Center Medical Director Crystal L. Brown, MD, Peach County Commission Chair Melvin Walker, Byron Mayor Larry Collins, Fort Valley Mayor John Stumbo, and Central Georgia Health System/The Medical Center of Central Georgia's Chief Executive Officer and President Don Faulk.
The new facility will be 68,000 square feet, roughly 15,000 square feet larger than the current Peach Regional Medical Center facility located at 601 Blue Bird Blvd. in Fort Valley. Construction will begin in May, with completion in the summer of 2013.
A health fair is scheduled on Thursday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the original facility. It will feature free screenings, including blood pressure, weight, glucose, cholesterol, HIV, strength measurement, depression, oxygen saturation measurement, PSA blood test, pulse and body fat estimate.
Free AngioScreens® will be offered; call 1-800-627-2393 to schedule an appointment because space is limited to 25 participants. Screenings are subject to change. Refreshments will be served and there will be a drawing for a $100 Wal-Mart gift card.