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Construction moving ahead at Americus hospital

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By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

AMERICUS, GA (WALB) – Construction is moving ahead on a hospital in Americus to replace the one destroyed by a tornado.

Sumter Regional Hospital took a direct hit from a twister three years ago.

The New Phoebe Sumter Medical Center will sit on about 300 acres near highways 19 and 280.

It will include a 76-bed hospital and three medical office buildings.

"There was a lot of fear after the tornado and to see the hospital and community bounce back gives everyone relief and pride. It's going to be exciting when these doors open," said Marcus Johnson, Marketing & Public Relations.

The Women and Family Health Center, Oncology and Surgery Center, and Wellness Center should all open at the end of this year or early next year.

The total cost of the project is $125 million.

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