Gwinnett Medical Center has submitted its application with state health officials to provide open heart surgery and related services. The certificate of need application was submitted to the state’s Department of Community Health, which will now begin a formal review process.
Medical Center seeks CON for heart facility
Having received nearly 800 letters of support, Gwinnett Medical Center is on its way to providing the state with what's hoped to be a rather convincing argument for approving an open-heart surgery facility at its Lawrenceville campus.
Gwinnett is the largest county in the country without open heart services, and the hospital is preparing to apply for a Certificate of Need (CON), which, upon approval, would allow the much needed open heart program.
Download and read the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce's Resolution of Recognition supporting Gwinnett Medical Center's Certificate of Need for Open Hear Surgery.
Gwinnett Medical Center's campaign urging Gwinnett residents to support an open heart program at the hospital has had resounding results. The hospital has received more than 600 letters in support of the program, proclamations in support of the program from both the Gwinnett County Commissioners and the City of Lawrenceville and more than 100 attendees at a community-wide gathering in October.
The City of Lawrenceville has joined the voices in support of Gwinnett Medical Center's campaign for open heart surgery