Medicinal innovators look to Paulding County for expansion and relocation as a result of the county’s access to a local educated work force, colleges and universities, and current innovative medical health technology professionals. Paulding County always welcomes new talent and new business to the area. With a population of over 143,000 that is projected to grow to over 237,000 residents by 2025 Paulding is emerging as a prime location for medical providers and specialists, senior independent and assisted living facilities, rehabilitation and treatment centers, and others in the medical sector seeking a community with patients to serve and that is conducive to draw patients from around Georgia, as well as the U.S.
The new $150 million WellStar Paulding Hospital, opening in April 2014, brings state-of-the-art medical care to Paulding County residents. The eight story, 250,000 square foot, 112 bed facility will offer core medical amenities including emergency services for adults and children, an accredited chest pain center, private patient rooms, telemetry and medical/surgical procedures, low acuity and high acuity surgery, GI and bronch services, ear/nose/throat care. Cancer therapies will be done on site. The hospital will offer inpatient and outpatient imaging, as well as a women’s imaging center.
Specific focus is being placed on meeting the personal needs of patients as well as those of their families and caregivers while maximizing operational efficiency and environmental performance. The hospital will be integrated into the Paulding community in such a way that it becomes more than just a place to receive medical care as a strong emphasis placed on healing and promoting wellness.
The hospital will be one of the first Pebble Projects in Georgia. Pebble-based projects are evidence based design concepts which means the hospital will be centered on patient care, quality safety, and efficiency. WellStar Health System recently announced a partnership with the Mayo Clinic which will bring some of the best cancer treatment and cardiac care in America to Paulding.
WellStar has made a commitment to sustainability solutions and the WellStar Paulding Hospital will be the first hospital in the country heated solely by geothermal energy.
The one mile area that surrounds the WellStar Paulding Hospital provides an exceptional location for a variety of medical providers with a variety of site options.