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MRMC Groundbreaking
Wednesday, 26 August 2009

August 26--  Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue came to Vidalia Wednesday to take part in the groundbreaking of the new $92.5 million Meadows Regional Medical Center on Highway 280 East.  The Governor said, "This has the possibility of becoming a regional health care center for counties around it which may not be able to afford something like this."

The Governor is to the left of MRMC CEO  Alan Kent (in the red tie) as dignataries throw the symbolic first shovel of dirt.  In reality, much site work has already been done at the location.


The architect's rendering of what the new medical center is expected to look like is below.  Officials hope it will be open for business by the end of 2010.


The chairman of the medical center's holding board, Michael Calhoun, says the groundbreaking starts a new chapter in the history of Meadows.  "It is my sincere hope that this groundbreaking ceremony is the beginning of a new facility that will provide the highest quality care, healing, restoration and hope for generations to come," he said.

According to the Governor, "This is amazing.  What it means is there is hope for rural communities and it sends a signal for people who want to bring jobs here.  When you step up like this in a community like this, I can't tell you how big this is."




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