Polk Medical Center Opens New Hospital

A new era of healthcare in Polk County in Cedartown, Georgia arrived when Polk Medical Center recently opened the doors to a brand new 65,000-square-foot medical complex. 

In addition to a 12-room expandable emergency room, the $40-million, 25-bed hospital features a new surgical program with two state-of-the-art operating rooms and increased diagnostic and imaging services, including a dedicated women’s diagnostic center. Additionally, the complex includes a 23,000-square-foot medical office building, featuring physician offices and outpatient services, including physical therapy and cardiac rehab.

The construction, called the largest healthcare investment in Polk County history, has remained on schedule, despite a challenging winter.

“I just can’t say enough about the job our architects, project management and construction teams did,” said Kurt Stuenkel, president and CEO of Floyd Medical Center. “Who could have anticipated not one, but two significant winter storms? In spite of that, we opened the doors right on time. That’s a pretty amazing feat.”

While the lights were temporarily turned off at the previous hospital location, they will not remain that way for long. The building will soon become the home of One Door Polk, a social services hub, which will promote health, wellness and economic development in Cedartown and Polk County. Open Door Polk will provide approximately 75 new jobs.

Key Facts

  1. 65,500-square foot hospital with 25 private beds.
  2. 13-room emergency room designed with an opportunity to expand and a helipad.
  3. Surgical program with two fully equipped operating rooms designed to accommodate a variety of surgical procedures.
  4. Expanded diagnostic and imaging services including, CT, general radiology, stress testing, cardiac echo, pulmonary function testing and space to accommodate future growth.
  5. Dedicated women’s diagnostic center with digital mammography, ultrasound and bone density scanning capabilities.
  6. 23,000-square-foot medical office building with room for six physician offices, outpatient programs, the senior enrichment program, outpatient cardiac rehabilitation and outpatient physical therapy.
  7. Main entrance with centralized registration and waiting areas for convenient access to all hospital services.
  8. Sleep disorder program with space for two sleep studies at a time.
  9. Patient beds designed to accommodate extended-stay patients.
  10. Chapel and gift shop located conveniently off the main lobby.
  11. Mobile technology dock for MRI and other mobile services.
  12. Expanded dietary program with new public dining room and access to expanded conference spaces.
  13. Outdoor seating areas for patients and guests featuring an extensive water feature and a new healing garden.
  14. On-site space to house 24/7 emergency medical services.
  15. Space for expansion to meet future healthcare needs of the community.

Earl Swensson Associates served as project architect; Brasfield & Gorrie was construction manager.

Photo source www.polkhospitalorg.com.

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Posted November 6, 2014

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