This week, Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) officially broke ground on its newest medical plaza in Jefferson, continuing its expansion throughout the region.
According to a press release by NGHS, the new medical plaza will consist of a single-story, 11,000 square foot building, which can be accessed from U.S. 129 and is expected to see over 50,000 visits every year after it officially opens in fall of 2022.
“This new building helps us continue our dedication of serving the communities around us with the right care in the right place,” Carol Burnell, NGHS president and CEO, said in the release. “We’re thrilled to be able to offer more appointments with more care for a variety of needs here in Jefferson. There’s truly something special about this community so we couldn’t be happier to establish a medical plaza here.”
The new building will be home to a new Northeast Georgia Physicians Group (NGPG) urgent care location which will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week, cardiology provided by the Georgia Heart Institute, NGPG services including family medicine, sports medicine, orthopedic surgery and general surgery services, digital x-ray services and an on-site lab.
The building will also house 26 exam rooms with room for four family medicine providers to practice, allowing local families to stay close to home to receive the care they need. According to the release, these services will bring a much-needed expanded access to primary care to the families in the area.
“Northeast Georgia Health System has been a tremendous piece of this community for years, so we’re ready for this new building to be here, making our Jefferson community even better than it already is,” Jefferson Mayor Jon Howell said in the release. “I know it will mean a lot to the citizens who call Jefferson home, and even to the ones who will travel here for care as they see the quality this medical plaza will bring.”Those wanting to schedule family medicine appointments in Jefferson can already do so by going to ngpg.org/jefferson or by calling 770-848-5400. Appointments with the Georgia Heart Institute are also available by going to nghs.com/heart or by calling 706-670-6073.