NGMC Braselton - The Beginning Progress
Take a look back at some of the early stages of NGMC Braselton and the construction progress:
Work began on the geothermal field being installed on the site of the future Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton. The geothermal well boring subcontractor mobilized on site at the end of June and began drilling for over 150 wells. These 500-foot wells will circulate water to create renewable energy to heat and cool the future hospital.
During the planning stages of the geothermal fields, NGHS conducted a lifecycle analysis that encompassed the initial cost of the geothermal well system and the operating costs. The results showed that the geothermal fields will allow $14 million savings over the next 30 years, and it will only take five to seven years to pay back the investment. This geothermal well system is one of many environmental initiatives that NGMC Braselton is implementing.
The first steel was erected on May 31, 2013 at the site of the future Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton. We are excited about this significant milestone for our new hospital! Twenty tons down, 2,280 more tons to go!"
The final result of the concrete pour on May 3, 2013. This area is located between the two future inpatient wings and will support a 6-bay elevator serving the hospital.
A crane is up at NGMC Braselton! This 100-ton crane was assembledon May 21, 2013 on the site of the future Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton in preparation of the start of structural steel erection next week.
Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton reached an exciting construction milestone during the early morning hours on May 3, 2013. Beginning at 2 a.m., 61 trucks (from Argos Concrete on Friendship Rd in Buford) poured 579 cubic yards of concrete foundation - our largest concrete pour of the project!
Governor Deal also attended the blessing of the grounds ceremony for the Braselton hospital and announced that NGHS is seeking Gold-level LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Healthcare Certification for NGMC Braselton. There are only 12 projects across the nation currently seeking that distinction and, depending on timing, NGMC Brasleton may be the first in the nation to receive the certification.
Northeast Georgia Health System hosted a blessing of the grounds ceremony on Dec. 9, 2012. The ceremony took place at the site of future NGMC Braselton hospital, where early construction activities had already begun, and a large main tent represented the entrance of the future hospital. The event included renderings of NGMC Braselton; a video with comments from key contributors across the nation; a farm-to-table reception featuring local produce and ingredients; and a responsive blessing of the grounds, the building and the people led by three local clergy. Community members were invited to write blessings onto cards which, later in the construction process, will be placed in the earth near the cornerstone of NGMC Braselton.
This aerial view shows the 119-acre plot of land that will soon be Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) Braselton. The new hospital will be located near the intersection of State Route 347 (Thompson Mill Road) and State Route 211 in rapidly growing South Hall County. This photo was taken in December 2012 shortly after the land was cleared by Turner Construction Company who has been contracted to build the NGMC Braselton building.
The NGHS leadership team met with members of Turner Construction to break the ground of the Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton site before beginning the construction of the hospital building.