Piedmont gets OK to open 400-bed hospital 5 months early

Piedmont Atlanta Hospital received a certificate to open its 400-bed hospital five months ahead of schedule, according to local news station WSB-TV.

The new hospital is in Atlanta's uptown residential area of Buckhead and has 10 operating rooms.

Piedmont told WSB-TV that the new facility will help it prepare for a surge in COVID-19 patients. Georgia is expected to hit its peak around April 23, according to the report. 

Piedmont also plans to add 29 rooms and more intensive care unit space to a  hospital in Columbus, Ga.

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