Once construction is complete, there will be 43 new ICU beds along with a renovated 15-bed nursing unit to better serve the Chattahoochee Valley.

Columbus, Ga. (Mar. 14, 2024)— Piedmont Columbus Regional has announced its Midtown Campus will undergo a significant renovation and expansion over the next two years to increase its ICU capacity.

The 99,038 square foot project, which was designed by Earl Swensson Associates and is being built by Brasfield & Gorrie, will include 43 new ICU beds along with a renovated 15-bed nursing unit. Construction is tentatively set to be completed in March 2026.

“There will be a vertical expansion next to the existing Midtown hospital tower,” said Piedmont Columbus Regional Chief Nursing Officer Cary Burcham. “The construction and completion later this year of the Bill and Olivia Amos Children’s Hospital, relocating those pediatric hospital beds to the future freestanding facility, has enabled this project to take shape.”

Construction will officially begin March 18 and will generally take place from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Preconstruction work has already taken place as construction fencing is up and some parking assignments have shifted.

“We are blessed to have extraordinary critical care doctors, intensivists, nurses and staff that work around the clock within the ICU,” said Piedmont Columbus Regional CEO Scott Hill. “Our current Midtown facility has been in place since 1983, and we are looking forward to adding a larger intensive care space to provide lifesaving patient-centered care as we grow to meet the ongoing health needs of our community.”

Visit Piedmont.org/ColumbusICU to get an overview and updates on the project once construction officially begins.

About Piedmont Columbus Regional

Piedmont Columbus Regional is the leading healthcare provider in the Columbus, Ga. area with a network of health and medical services through its two hospital campuses and over 35 physician practice locations. Serving 21 surrounding counties in west Georgia and east Alabama, Piedmont Columbus Regional’s Midtown Campus is a 583-bed, acute care hospital with a Level II Trauma Center, Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, one of only six perinatal centers in Georgia and the region’s only full-service Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Pediatric Emergency Department. The Midtown Campus is the only Piedmont facility with a Children’s Hospital, and it is getting an upgrade: the former Doctors Hospital facility is being transformed into the Bill and Olivia Amos Children’s Hospital; the area’s only freestanding children’s hospital is slated to open fall 2024.The Northside Campus is a 100-bed acute care hospital providing an extensive range of surgical and emergency services. Piedmont Columbus Regional is also comprised of the John B. Amos Cancer Center, four retail pharmacy locations, a community health and education Mobile Unit bus as well as Nurse, Family Medicine and Pharmacy residency programs. Piedmont Columbus Regional is Children’s Miracle Network-affiliated and proud to be the lead agency for Safe Kids Columbus. Founded in 1836, Piedmont Columbus Regional became part of Piedmont in March 2018– expanding quality health services to the Chattahoochee Valley. The mission of Piedmont Columbus Regional is to make a positive difference in every life we touch. For more information, visit piedmont.org/Columbus.