Piedmont Newnan Celebrates Topping Out on New South Tower

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From Piedmont Newnan Hospital Press Release

Piedmont Newnan Hospital celebrated the topping out of its new South Tower on Wednesday, June 21.

The first phase of this $65 million South Tower expansion project, currently under construction, will add 80,000 square feet and 50 new patient beds. It will consist of three levels that will connect at the south side of the hospital and the structure is designed to support five future additional floors. 

Hospital staff and community members gathered for a topping out ceremony to celebrate this significant milestone in the construction process. The final beam, which was signed by hospital staff, physicians and volunteers the week leading up to the ceremony, was hoisted by the tower crane into place during the event. 

“This is a significant milestone in the construction of the new South Tower that will open next spring.We’re very excited to be celebrating this with our community,” said Piedmont Newnan Chief OperatingOfficer (COO) Vicki Kaiser. “We appreciate everyone who joined us to celebrate the last beam being placed and we are excited for the completion of this much needed expansion to our hospital’s campus.” 

As a top destination for care in south Atlanta, this project is necessary to keep up with Coweta County’s fast-paced growth and to continue to provide high-quality, patient-centered care close to home for the county’s residents, especially after the increase in volumes since the opening of the new interchange at Interstate 85 and Poplar Road in 2019.

The hospital has previously expanded the current facility, growing from 136-bed to 167-bed facility, but remains full. The South Tower project, which broke ground in October, will add 50 additional beds, which includes the intent to continue to build additional floors in future phases, and is the most significant investment Piedmont has made in Coweta County since building this new hospital on Poplar Road in 2012. Since opening the new hospital on Poplar Road, Piedmont has invested almost $300 million in capital here at Newnan, including the $65 million budgeted for this expansion. 

Construction is estimated to be completed in Spring 2024. Once complete, the hospital’s capacity will increase from its current licensed bed count of 167 to 217 licensed beds.

“We’re very grateful for the support of our community during this construction project,” said Kaiser. “The Piedmont Newnan team is looking forward to continuing serve the healthcare needs of those in Coweta and surrounding communities through this new addition to our hospital.”

For more information about Piedmont Newnan, visit piedmont.org

Below are photos from the topping out ceremony.

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