Americus, GA. - Phoebe Sumter Medical Center and Americus and Sumter County Hospital Authority received Georgia Department of Community Health approval on Monday to build a Medical Village, including a new hospital to replace Sumter Regional Hospital.
DCH approved a request for a Letter of Determination, filed with the Department on Nov. 2, for the relocation of the new hospital and for the construction of three medical office buildings.
The $125 million planned development will occur at 126 Highway 280. Phoebe Sumter Medical Center will be constructed, featuring a four-story, 76-bed hospital. Three freestanding medical office buildings, ranging in size from 15,000-20,000 square feet, will house medical oncology, surgery, primary care, wound care, outpatient rehab and physical therapy, women and children's services, wellness and education services, and orthopedics.
The 40-acre construction area will also feature a running/walking track.
The medical office buildings will be constructed first to provide access to physicians. The new hospital will be completed in mid-2011.
The Authority and officials at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital broke ground in November to prepare for the new construction.