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Land selected for Sumter Regional Hospital

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Hospital officials have finally settled on a site to rebuild Sumter Regional Hospital. Phoebe Putney is in the process of purchasing 270 acres of land near highways 280 and 19.

Sumter Regional was wiped out two years ago when a tornado ripped through Americus. The $110 Million project will begin with the building of doctors offices and then the hospital.

Phoebe CEO Joel Wernick says a new site was selected to allow for growth. "There certainly has been a good bit of comments about why move the hospital and the real reason for moving the hospital is we want it to be on a site that we know will allow long term success."

The hospital will be four stories. It will hold 76-beds and there will be a two story medical office building.

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