Grant & Loan Awards: Emanuel County


Emanuel County

Equity Fund: $490,605

Awarded: 01/18/2005

Applicant: Emanuel County and City of Swainsboro, Development Authority of

Equity funds to support publicly-owned infrastructure improvements to assist with healthcare expansions located in the Swainsboro Medical District which serves a five county region. These improvements include the 45,000 SF expansion of the Emanuel Medical Center, a publicly-owned hospital located on Hwy 57 that will include a new 8-bed Intensive Care Unit, 2 new operatory suites, recovery room, additional emergency treatment areas and 18 additional hospital rooms. The Hospital, which currently employs 420 is expected to add 38 new employees with the expansion. In addition, two additional specialized healthcare facilities are planned over the next five years that will bring additional physicians and support staff to the area to expand health care services in the region. These additions are planned to reduce the 1.5 to 2 hour drive to cities of Macon, Savannah and Augusta where medical specialists are now located.

Total Budgeted Project Cost: $14,515,000

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