Since we began planning for a replacement hospital in North Georgia, CHI Memorial has strived to listen and respond to our patients’ and communities’ needs and desires. Following the recent approval of our Certificate of Need (CON) by Georgia officials and the subsequent appeal of our approved CON by Parkridge Medical Center, a Tennessee-based health system, we felt it was important to pause and assess the degree to which community members:
- Support construction of a state-of-the-art, full-service replacement hospital in North Georgia;
- Are aware of Parkridge’s appeal of our approved CON and the impact it could have on construction of North Georgia’s replacement hospital;
- Believe construction of a replacement hospital in North Georgia will impact the economy of the North Georgia/Chattanooga region and
- Feel an out-of-state health system should be able to influence construction of a replacement hospital in another state.