Construction moving ahead at Americus hospital - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Construction moving ahead at Americus hospital

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Burglar makes himself at home

    Burglar makes himself at home

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:27 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:27:00 GMT
    A burglar makes himself at home after breaking into two Colquitt County homes, and he finally got caught. Both times, deputies saw the burglar at the crime scenes. More >>
    A burglar makes himself at home after breaking into two Colquitt County homes, and he finally got caught. Both times, deputies saw the burglar at the crime scenes. More >>
  • Public Safety Captain injured in fire

    Public Safety Captain injured in fire

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:13 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:13:00 GMT
    A Bainbridge Public Safety Captain was seriously injured while fighting a fire on East Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.More >>
    A Bainbridge Public Safety Captain was seriously injured while fighting a fire on East Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.More >>
  • Surveillance camera shows a bold thief

    Surveillance camera shows a bold thief

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:10 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:10:21 GMT
    Video shows a man driving up to Marvin McWhorter's home on Oakwood Street Monday afternoon about 1:30 in a grey or white Ford F-150. He calmly walked around the house,broke a back window, and slowly walked out the back door three times carrying a laptop, play station, tablet, .22 caliber pistol, and $60 in cash.More >>
    Video shows a man driving up to Marvin McWhorter's home on Oakwood Street Monday afternoon about 1:30 in a grey or white Ford F-150. He calmly walked around the house,broke a back window, and slowly walked out the back door three times carrying a laptop, play station, tablet, .22 caliber pistol, and $60 in cash.
    More >>

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.

©2010 WALB News. All rights reserved.   Feedback