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Piedmont Healthcare broke ground this week on a medical office building in Kennesaw, located at Chastain Road and Chastain Meadows Parkway. The building, which is expected to open late next year, will house comprehensive oncology services, including radiation therapy, infusion and imaging services as well as primary and specialty care offices.

“While this will be an incredible building, it represents so much more,” said Patrick Battey, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of Piedmont Atlanta Hospital. “The treatments and therapies that will be offered inside will save and improve lives. This building offers us a chance to bring the level of care and innovation that we provide at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital to Cobb County.”

“We are excited to have Piedmont Healthcare expand its footprint in Cobb County,” said Dana Johnson, COO of the Cobb Chamber and Executive Director of SelectCobb. “Piedmont’s investment in Town Center will give residents choice in healthcare providers for services and opportunities for employment.”

In addition to physician offices, the facility will house a medical linear accelerator, or LINAC, a device used for external beam radiation treatments for people with malignant tumors. Patients will be able to receive radiation and infusion treatments on-site, along with radiology and laboratory services.

“Piedmont Healthcare is committed to making a positive difference in every life we touch,” said Charlie Brown, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of Piedmont Physician Enterprise. “Bringing this level of care to our patients in Cobb County will make a positive difference by saving them the time and stress of having to drive longer distances for treatment.”

The positive difference extends to the community as well. The new Piedmont facility is part of the Town Center Community Improvement District (CID), and shares in the organization’s commitment to supporting and promoting the district’s infrastructure, greenspace and quality of life.

“We are pleased to see Piedmont’s footprint expand within the Town Center CID,” said Tracy Rathbone Styf, Executive Director of the Town Center CID. “Their new location is within the largest single undeveloped property in our district, and we are thrilled to see a healthcare provider such as Piedmont relocate there. As a CID, one of our top priorities is creating a space for quality development. With the partners involved in this project, we are confident this will, indeed, be quality.”

“Piedmont has a long history of providing high quality compassionate care to people in communities across the state,” said Dr. Brown. “We are excited and proud of our growth into Cobb County and look forward to playing an active role in this vibrant community.”