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Hospital Set for Growth, New Look

The $20 million to $30 million project will result in all private beds and a larger Emergency Department.

While hospital officials say more information is forthcoming, is set to grow beginning this year, Hometown Headlines reports.

Most of the expansion and renovation project, set to cost between $20 and $30 million, will center on doubling the size of the hospital's Emergency Department, adding a new patient floor and new equipment, and refurbishing both the building's facade and patient rooms, according to the website.

With 18 beds, CMC services about 50,000 patients in its emergency room each year. In 2010, it treated more than 106,000 people—thousands more than Bartow County's population—and admitted more than 6,000.

Delivering more than 1,200 babies per year—including 2012's first as reported by —the hospital is doing away with its current 18 semi-private rooms.

In addition to employing more than 600 and staffing more than 300 physicians in 2010, CMC impacted the local economy to the tune of nearly $40 million in salaries and benefits, more than $75 million in charity and uncompensated care, and more than $1.5 million in local taxes.

Set to remain at 112 private beds, CMC is part of a three-hospital health system including Redmond Regional Medical Center in Rome and Polk Medical Center in Cedartown.

Recent accomplishments include CMC's and ; placement on the Georgia Hospital Association’s Quality Honor Roll; and Best in Value/Best in State/Best in Market rating for Quality, Affordability, Efficiency & Satisfaction by Data Advantage.

Does the hospital need to expand and update? How would you rate your experiences at Cartersville Medical Center? Tell us in the comments.

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