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Cancer Treatment Centers of America Announces Proposed Treatment Facility; Create 500 Jobs; Invest $150M

5 Jul, 2009


Cancer Treatment Centers of America announces Newnan as site of proposed treatment facility CTCA will focus on individualized treatment, creating 500 jobs and investing $150 million Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) announced it will locate a proposed cancer treatment hospital in Newnan serving patients from across the Southeast. The company will create 500 jobs and invest $150 million over the first five years of operation. “Having a cutting-edge cancer treatment facility like Cancer Treatment Centers of America choose Georgia further proves that our state is a destination for high-quality medical care,” said Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue. “Our deep reserves of talent, global access and spirit of collaboration make the state an ideal place to locate treatment and research facilities that will draw not just from Georgia, but from the entire Southeast.” CTCA expects the new facility to generate $500 million in economic activity within five years of opening. With more than two-thirds of its patients expected to come from outside the state of Georgia, patients and their families will contribute to the growth and vitality of the local economy. The proposed fully digital Georgia facility will mark the fifth CTCA hospital to offer cancer patients an integrated care model. The company will file a notice of intent to apply for a certificate of need with the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH), whose approval is necessary before CTCA can build and operate the facility. The Georgia hospital, if approved by DCH, will have 50 inpatient beds and more than 200,000 square feet. “We are pleased to propose a new cancer treatment facility in the Southeast and thrilled to select Coweta County, a destination that will serve our patient population very well,” said CTCA President and CEO Steve Bonner. “Cancer patients living in the Southeast will have easier access to the high-quality, individualized, comprehensive care for which CTCA is known.” “Cancer Treatment Centers of America choosing Newnan and Coweta County is a remarkable vote of confidence in our community,” said Bill Harrison, president of the Coweta County Development Authority. “This is just the first sign of growth of medical facilities in the area and the reestablishment of Coweta County as a regional center for medical care and related industries.” The Georgia Department of Economic Development assisted the company in its location. About the company Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) is a national network of hospitals providing a comprehensive, fully integrative approach to cancer treatment. CTCA serves patients with advanced cancer from all 50 states at facilities located in suburban Chicago, Philadelphia, Tulsa and suburban Phoenix. For more information about Cancer Treatment Centers of America, go to cancercenter.com. The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) is the state's sales and marketing arm, the lead agency for attracting new business investment, encouraging the expansion of existing industry and small businesses, locating new markets for Georgia products, attracting tourists to Georgia, and promoting the state as a location for film, music and digital entertainment projects, as well as planning and mobilizing state resources for economic development.

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