Georgia burn center, largest in US, to start $75M expansion

Georgia burn center, largest in US, to start $75M expansion
Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital in Augusta

AUGUSTA, GA (AP) - A Georgia burn center that’s the largest in the U.S. will soon start a $75 million expansion.

A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled Tuesday at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. The project includes more than 102,000-square-feet (9,476 sq. meters) of new and renovated space that will house 48 additional beds and four new operating rooms for burn patients.

Doctors Hospital said in a news release that a new central energy plant and a 550-space parking garage are also part of the expansion, which is scheduled for completion in 2020.

Burn center director Dr. Fred Mullins said in a statement the project will “improve efficiency and overall care” at the Augusta facility, which treats burn patients from across the U.S.

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