St. Mary's Health Care System, Athens, Ga., plans to buy an existing hospital in Greensboro, Ga., as well as build a new one.
Ga. system plans acquisition, construction
St. Mary's—a Catholic, Sisters of Mercy-sponsored system anchored by its namesake 165-bed hospital in Athens—announced that it has signed a letter of intent to acquire St. Joseph's East Georgia, a 25-bed critical-access institution in Greensboro, from Atlanta-based St. Joseph's Health System. St. Mary's also said it was going forward with a plan to build a new hospital in the same town.
No terms were disclosed in the acquisition, which needs approval from regulatory agencies and is expected to close “within the coming months,” according to a news release.
A site has not been chosen yet for the new hospital, according to the release, but plans call for it to be “significantly larger than the existing facility and will provide additional services to patients.”
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