There’s good news on the metro jobs front today.
WellStar Health System – one of metro Atlanta’s largest medical providers – plans to replace its aging Paulding County hospital with a new 112-bed, $125 million facility to help meet the need of a rapidly growing population, AJC writer Misty Williams reports.
The 226,000-square-foot facility will be located in Hiram and create an estimated 300 new jobs in Paulding, one of the fastest growing counties in the state, said Mark Haney, WellStar’s senior vice president of real estate and construction, Williams writes.
Also, a new medical office building — totaling 80,000 square feet — is in the works and will bring an additional 200 jobs, Williams reports.
“There’s a tremendous need for a new facility,” Haney said.
Paulding County’s population has jumped nearly 75 percent to more than 140,000 in the past decade, William reports, citing U.S. Census Bureau data. It’s expected to climb an additional nearly 19 percent by 2016, WellStar spokesman Keith Bowermaster said.
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