Though dirt was already being moved at the site of the future WellStar Paulding Hospital, officials with the health group and others who have helped the project along were on hand Monday to lift shovels to commemorate the beginning of construction.
The facility being built in Hiram along Jimmy Lee Smith Parkway at Bill Carruth Parkway, next to the , is slated to open in April of 2014. Fifty-six in-patient beds will be available once the hospital opens, though future work will double that amount to 112.
Attendees at Monday’s groundbreaking ceremony heard WellStar Medical Group officials outline the future hospital’s features and what it will bring to Paulding residents.
See highlights of Monday’s event and learn more about the hospital in the attached video.