On Thursday evening October 25th, the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce hosted a FoConnection event at the new buildingwhich home to the hospital’s outpatient rehabilitation services, allowing chamber members to check out its offerings.
“We were hoping to be able to just get people an eye for some of the services that are available and what the building is kind of about,” said Lynn Jackson, administrator of Northside Forsyth.
Jackson said the new building totaled 135,000 square feet, which she said is “sort of noteworthy because the original hospital when we built it in 1999 ... was 100,000 square feet.”
The new building offers programs for physical, occupational and speech therapy, stroke rehabilitation, therapy pool with an underwater treadmill, surgery center for out-patient hip and knee replacements and an imaging center.
“Most of it has been expansion of services,” Jackson said. “Upstairs, which we're not touring tonight, but we do have open several other floors, are medical offices. So several physicians were able to expand their offices, and then we've got some new medical groups to the campus as well.”
It is interesting since the day the first 100,000 squre foot hospital opened, construction has been ongoing. Withe the opening of the new sports medicine department, Northside is continuing to grow to service the needs of the county.