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Wellstar MCG hospital groundbreaking set for April 1

A groundbreaking of Wellstar MCG Health’s Columbia County Medical Center is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at the Gateway Boulevard site in Grovetown.

Slated for a 2026 opening, the full-service acute care hospital will have 100 inpatient beds; an emergency department planned as a Level II trauma center; a surgical platform that will include operating rooms, cath labs, interventional radiology and endoscopy; and an adjacent 90,000-square-foot medical office building that will include primary care, women’s health and other specialties, according to a news release from Wellstar MCG Health.

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, former Gov. Sonny Perdue, chancellor of the University System of Georgia, Doug Duncan, Columbia County commission chairman, Brooks Keel, Augusta University president, Candice Saunders, president and CEO of Wellstar Health System and Ralph Turner, Wellstar MCG Health president, are among those expected to attend.

After the groundbreaking, employees of Augusta’s Wellstar MCG Health will sign the beam.

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