According to the Georgia Department of Community Health’s latest CON Tracking Report, Floyd Medical Center, Cartersville Medical Center and AdventHealth Gordon are seeking permission from the state for renovation projects valued below the capital expendure threshold amount of $10.3 million for a Certificate of Need. The total costs for all five projects is estimated at $11.1 million. In addition, Townsend Park Health and Rehabilitation, LLC is seeking a Certificate of Need (CON) from the state to renovate and replace its current facility at 196 North Dixie Ave. in Cartersville at an estimated cost of $11.7 million.
Here is a look at the projects by county:
Townsend Park Health and Rehabilitation, LLC is seeking a CON for the “replacement and reconstruction of a 124-bed existing skilled nursing facility” in Cartersville. The project consists of a 38-bed one-story addition to house existing beds, enhanced therapy suite, kitchen, dining room, covered entry and other ancillary support space. It also includes the renovation, replacement and reconstruction of the remainder of the existing building. The project will include a 26-bed specialty care unit that includes 11 semi-private rooms and 4 private rooms. When the project is complete, there will be a total of 46 private rooms, 38 private rooms with shared baths and 40 beds in semi-private rooms. The project would be completed in phases beginning this June (if approved) with final completion by Dec. 31, 2023. Cost estimate: $11,677,157. Timeline: The 60-day decision from the state is expected by April 3, with final decision deadline of June 2.
Cartersville Medical Center seeks a determination from the state to expand its adult diagnostic cardiac catherterization service, which it believes is exempt from CON review and approval under Senate Bill 433, as well as being below the capital expenditure threshold. The hospital is proposing to expand its services by purchasing new cardiac catheterization equipment and constructing a second adult cardiac catheterization laboratory. The new lab would be on the first floor of the hospital in approximately 2,388 square feet of renovated space. Cost estimate: $2,253,042, which includes $996,732 in construction costs. A determination on the project is pending by the state.
Cartersville Medical Center also seeks a determination from the state to renovate its cardiology, pharmacy and materials management areas with a capital expenditure cost below the CON threshold. The hospital is proposing to consolidate its cardiac catheterization laboratory, stress lab and echo room together on the first floor of the hospital, in addition to adding a second cath lab (listed above), and second stress lab. To accommodate for the needed space, CMC will relocate the hospital’s pharmacy to the ground flood, which will necessitate the relocation of the Information Technology & Systems offices, a corridor portion of Materials Management and storage areas. The project includes approximately 9,117 square feet of new construction and renovation on first and ground flood of the hospital. Cost estimate: $3,822,795 with construction costs accounting for $3,806,795 of the total. A determination on the project is pending by the state.
Floyd Medical Center seeks a determination from the state to renovate the hospital surgery department to develop a dedicated trauma operating room with a capital expenditure below the CON threshold. The space once housed an operating room and is currently used only sporadically as ER overflow. The proposed OR will be reported as a dedicated inpatient operating room. Cost estimate: $708,000. If approved, the project would begin April 1 and be completed by Oct. 1. A determination is pending by the state.
Floyd also seeks a determination from the state to renovate space on the third floor of the hospital with a capital expenditure below the CON threshold. The hospital proposed to renovate space housing (10) inpatient beds, as well as the corridor and support areas adjacent to the inpatient rooms. There will be no increase or decrease to inpatient bed capacity as a result fo the project. Cost estimate: $3.43 million. If approved, renovations would take approximately a year to complete with estimate by March 1, 2022. A determination is pending by the state.
AdventHealth Gordon seeks a determination from the state to convert three medical-surgery inpatient beds to Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds with a capital expenditure below the CON threshold. The hospital is proposing to convert four existing offices to four new inpatient rooms with the hospital’s 10-bed ICU. In order to do this, four private medical/surgical inpatient rooms located in the first floor South Unit will be taken out of service so that the number of licensed and/or surveyed inpatient beds remains at 69. Cost estimate: $907,711 which includes construction costs of $802,730 and equipment cost of $64,981. If approved, renovations would take 6-8 weeks to complete. A determination is pending by the state.
Also due in Calhoun:
Harbin Clinic is expanding its Calhoun medical office space at 855 Curtis Parkway, which currently offers Family Medicine, Nephrology and Cardiology services to Gordon County residents with the addition of Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) in early 2021. The 11,600-square-foot project will feature an upgraded Lab and Imaging Center as well as a new Heart Center.