Newnan, GA (August 18, 2008) – Piedmont Newnan Hospital has received approval on its Certificate of Need (CON) Application from the Georgia Department of Community Health, Division of Health Planning, for an outpatient imaging center at the Summit Healthplex on Highway 34 East.
The project, which will upgrade Piedmont Newnan Hospital’s current outpatient radiological services, includes renovation of 9,670 square feet of space in the bottom floor of the Summit Healthplex. The fully-digital center will have on-site radiologists and will provide CT, MRI, diagnostic X-ray, ultrasound, mammogram, and laboratory services, as well as stereotactic procedures.
"Our focus is on the creation of an outpatient diagnostic experience that provides the quality and convenience our community deserves," said Nathan Nipper, Piedmont Newnan Hospital vice president and chief operating officer.
The first phase of development will create a new women’s diagnostics center, which is anticipated to open early 2009.
Rhonda Winkles, Piedmont Newnan's supervisor of mammography, said, "We are very excited about our new women's diagnostics center, which includes state-of-the-art digital mammography services. This center will enable us to further our efforts in providing excellent care to our patients."