Health officials not giving up on new nursing home

Grady General Hospital is continuing to push for the right to build a skilled nursing center in Cairo. The hospital has appealed the State Department of Community Health’s initial denial of its application for a Certificate of Need to build a 75-bed nursing home. “We have filed an appeal for the Certificate of Need and we’re preparing for a hearing date, which will likely take place next spring,” says Crystal Wells, administrator of GGH.
The appeal was filed on Oct. 23 by John D. Archbold Memorial Hospital, Inc. doing business as Grady General Hospital. Such a move is an anticipated step in the CON process when initial applications are denied.
The original CON application was filed May 29, 2018 by the Grady County Hospital Authority and denied Sept. 25. That application stated the hospital wanted to build a $19 million facility adjacent to GGH, which is located at 1155 Fifth St., S.E. in Cairo. Wells has said the facility is needed due to limited resources here that focus on short-term and long-term subacute services including rehabilitation therapies, wound management and skilled nursing.

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