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Northeast Georgia Health System pursues purchase of closed Dahlonega hospital
University system to buy Chestatee property, lease it to Gainesville-based health system
Chestatee hospital
Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega
Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega closed at midnight July 27, and the Northeast Georgia Health System plans to acquire the facility soon. NGHS hopes to finalize an agreement to purchase the property and some equipment in the coming week, according to Louis Smith, president of Acute and Post-Acute Operations for NGHS. NGHS already has some facilities in Lumpkin County, including an urgent care center, the Northeast Georgia Physicians Group, The Heart Center of Northeast Georgia Medical Center and The Rehabilitation Institute, which provides outpatient physical rehabilitation services.