The Northside-Cherokee Towne Lake Medical Campus is located off of Interstate 575 in Woodstock, and Billy Hayes, CEO of Northside Hospital-Cherokee, said the new medical office facility is a big investment in Cherokee County.
“I couldn’t be more proud of this building, and I think it represents Northside, it represents Northside-Cherokee, and this is just a taste of what’s to come as we move forward,” Hayes said at the opening ceremony. “We’re focused on making Cherokee County the strongest county we possibly can, and there’s more to come.”
The Towne Lake facility is about four miles south of Northside’s Holly Springs Medical campus and around 11 miles south of the future Northside Hospital-Cherokee replacement hospital, which will be located in Canton.
The new facility offers a range of physician practices and outpatient medical services, including urgent care, cardiology, surgery, primary care, urology, laboratory services and a full-service imaging center.
Duke Realty, the Indianapolis-based real estate firm that partnered with Northside on the project, also developed a three-story, 350-space free parking garage to complement 159 other parking spaces around the Northside-Cherokee Towne Lake Medical Campus.
Dr. Carl Capelouto with Georgia Urology and past chief of staff at Northside Hospital-Cherokee said it’s things like covered, free parking that makes patients’ experience at the location better.
“I think we’ve got the premier building in Cherokee County, right here in Woodstock, and it’s very exciting,” Capelouto said at the ribbon- cutting. “We look forward to serving the community here for the next 50 years.”
Hayes noted at the ribbon-cutting ceremony all three Northside Hospital-Cherokee campuses were in the top 5 percent of hospitals, from a quality standpoint, according to the Georgia Hospitals Association.
Capelouto will practice out of the Northside-Cherokee Towne Lake Medical Campus, and said he’s excited to be in the new facility.
“As a physician in Cherokee County for 17 years, I am excited about moving my practice into this state-of-the-art facility and the visibility that it offers me, but more so about the convenience of services that it offers my patients,” Capelouto said in a news release. “With high-quality imaging and laboratory services, combined with the numerous other physician specialties, all available on site.”
At least 100 people attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony, including elected officials from Woodstock and Cherokee County, business leaders, fire and police chiefs.
Woodstock Mayor Donnie Henriques said at the ceremony that the construction project was “a true partnership between the city and Northside.
“Our building department reports a tremendous experience working with them,” Henriques added in a news release. “The number of great jobs the new medical office building will provide is a strong boost for the Woodstock-Towne Lake area.”
Deeni Taylor, regional executive vice president for health care with Duke Realty, said the new facility will “genuinely benefit the community” and “enhance patient health.”
“We’re equally proud of what has been developed and built here for the citizens of Woodstock and Cherokee County,” Taylor said at the ceremony.
Northside-Cherokee Towne Lake Medical Campus is at 900 Towne Lake Parkway, in Woodstock.