North Fulton Regional Hospital (NFRH) celebrated its 25th anniversary on November 6.Â Attending the event were local dignataries, including Congressman Tom Price, Roswell Mayor Jere Wood, and Alpharetta Mayor Arthur Letchas.Â Congressman Price started his career in orthopaedic medicine at NFRH.
Also in attendance were NFRH Board members including NFRH Chairman of the Board and Chairman of Bank of North Georgia.
Joe Austin, President and CEO of NFRH recounted the history of North Fulton and a video featuring many of the hospital’s 25 year staff members was shared.Â All 25 year employees and volunteers were presented with a gift and participated in an anniversary ribbon cutting.
Following are some historical facts regarding NFRH:
- November 6, 1983:Â The hospital officially opens its doors as a one-story, 108,734 square foot facility.Â It provided 24-hour emergency services, obstetrical services and intensive and coronary care units.Â Out patient services included ambulatory surgery, prenatal clinics and laboratory and radiology services.
- November 6, 2008:Â After a major expansion in 2006, the Emergency DepartmentÂ now occupies 18,000 square feet and space for 28 patient rooms.Â September 2007 brought the opening of a new patient tower taking the hospital to 202 beds.Â The hospital overall is 310,000 square feet and employs approximately 1,000 people.