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Northside planning $48M expansion
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Forsyth County News

Northside Hospital wants its Forsyth location to be bigger and better.

The hospital submitted two letters of intent to inform the Georgia Department of Community Health of its desire to spend $48.3 million on expansions to the Northside Hospital-Forsyth, according to the LOIs provided to the Forsyth County News.

One letter, filed Oct. 1, stated the hospital wants $10.3 million for the addition of three shared operating rooms to its surgical complement.

A letter of intent was also submitted on Oct. 16 (officially filed on Oct. 17) to expand the number of medical-surgical, short-stay hospital beds by 16. This project is estimated to cost $38 million. A third letter of intent was filed that same day for a nine-bed expansion at its Cherokee branch in Canton. The hospital asked for $3.3 million for that project.

A Northside Hospital spokesman declined comment until the project is finalized.

Once a letter of intent is submitted, the applicant only has a certain amount of time to file a certificate of need, or CON. The CON for the operating rooms is due by Oct. 31, while the hospital bed expansion CON is due by Nov. 17.