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Carter to speak at Phoebe-Sumter groundbreaking

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News release from Phoebe Putney

Americus, GA. - A large crowd is expected Tuesday for the Phoebe Sumter Medical Center groundbreaking, which will feature former President Jimmy Carter as the keynote speaker.

The Nov. 3 groundbreaking ceremony is planned for 2 p.m. at the new building site.

Groundbreaking for the much-awaited, planned development will occur at 126 Highway 280. A Medical Village will be constructed, featuring a four-story, 76-bed hospital. Three free-standing medical office buildings will house oncology, surgery, women and children's services, wellness and orthopedics.

The 40-acre construction area will also feature a running/walking track. 

Parking for the celebration will be available at Perry Brothers Oil on Highway 280. Architectural renderings and display rooms will be available soon for viewing at a downtown Americus storefront at 214 West Lamar Street. 

The medical office buildings will be constructed first to provide access to physicians. The new hospital will be completed in mid-2011.