Residents to have WellStar meeting
by Erin Dentmon
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WellStar Health System has earned a ‘3 Star’ rating for its cardiac program. With WellStar Kennestone Hospital seeking new zoning for a potential standalone emergency center on Sixes Road, a group of nearby residents will hold an informational meeting Monday.<br>Staff/Laura Moon
WellStar Health System has earned a ‘3 Star’ rating for its cardiac program. With WellStar Kennestone Hospital seeking new zoning for a potential standalone emergency center on Sixes Road, a group of nearby residents will hold an informational meeting Monday.
Staff/Laura Moon
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HOLLY SPRINGS — With WellStar Kennestone Hospital seeking new zoning for a potential standalone emergency center on Sixes Road, a group of nearby residents will hold an informational meeting Monday.

The meeting will be at Liberty Elementary School from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. It is being hosted by the BridgeMill Community Association and other Sixes Road neighbors.

WellStar and Northside Hospital representatives are scheduled to present information at the meeting, as are Cherokee County Board of Commissioners Chairman Buzz Ahrens and Holly Springs Mayor Tim Downing.

The meeting is intended for Sixes Road area residents only.

WellStar has filed with the city of Holly Springs to rezone a 61-acre property in front of the Cherokee County Aquatic Center on Sixes Road. The hospital has also filed for a conditional use permit for the site.

The proposed facility is the first step toward a medical campus that might eventually include a hospital, city records show.

WellStar appeared before the Holly Springs Planning Commission on Jan. 17, but the commission voted to table the request until Feb. 28.

According to minutes from the Jan. 17 meeting, WellStar’s health park could include primary care, a limited emergency room, doctors’ offices, a hospital and a home care facility.

WellStar’s facility is proposed in the southwest quadrant of the Sixes Road and Interstate 575 intersection, putting it across from Northside Hospital’s Holly Springs medical care and imaging facility on the northeast corner.

WellStar spokesperson Keith Bowermaster said any plans for Holly Springs are still in the conceptual phase.

A second public hearing will take place at the Feb. 28 meeting of the Holly Springs Planning Commission, scheduled for 6 p.m. in the Holly Springs municipal courtroom.

WellStar filed a Letter of Intent with the Georgia Department of Community Health in January to build a $21 million off-site emergency facility on the Sixes Road site, but did not file a Certificate of Need by the Feb. 11 deadline.

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