By: Greg Gullberg
August 25, 2013
Valdosta, GA - It's health care for your heart. Hundreds came out for the grand opening of South Georgia Medical Center's new Dasher Memorial Heart Center and Patient Tower Sunday.
"The Dasher Heart Center is pretty much a full service cardiovascular center. We take care of patients with heart disease of all types," said Dr. Trey Powell.
"They're all excited about it to know they can receive the highest quality cardiovascular care at home and not have to travel for advanced cardio care anymore,” said Randy Sauls, CEO of SGMC.
It's a new five story patient tower on the south side of the main campus of SGMC. Funding was made possible by the Dasher family.
"This is the largest building project in the history of South Georgia Medical Center. It represents about $65 million worth of construction," Sauls said.
The center is equipped with all new state-of-the-art technology including 3 Cath labs and 96 private rooms.
"One thing you can be certain of is South Georgia Medical Center and the Dasher Heart Center will remain a powerful, persistent, positive presence right here in the community," said Dr. George Staton.
The first patients will be admitted to the tower after Labor Day.