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University to break ground for Thomson hospital

Posted: April 15, 2013 - 3:53pm  |  Updated: April 15, 2013 - 4:12pm
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Artist's rendering shows the new University Hospital McDuffie.  Special
Artist's rendering shows the new University Hospital McDuffie.


A ground-breaking ceremony for the new University Hospital in McDuffie County will be held this week.

The ceremony is set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at the site of the new hospital, 2460 Washington Road, NE, in Thomson.

The $30 million, 68,000-square-foot hospital will initially feature 25 private inpatient rooms with the ability to expand to 100 beds. Other features include three operating rooms and an emergency department that includes trauma and cardiac rooms, standard exam rooms and an area for non-critical, fast-track care. There will be a lighted heliport outside the emergency department, an imaging department with a CT scanner and an on-site lab.

Construction is expected to be completed in late 2014.

University also is planning to build a new medical office facility in Grovetown in the Gateway Center.

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