From the Gwinnett Daily Post, 12/10/22:
Northside Hospital will be building more of the new tower at its Gwinnett campus right away than previously announced, in a move that will make the Lawrenceville site the largest campus in the Northside Hospital system in 2025.
Officials from Northside said the Georgia Department of Community Health gave them the green light on Wednesday to add seven more stories onto the construction that is gearing up for the new inpatient tower that is being built at the Gwinnett campus.
That will put the tower at 17 stories, which is the height it was always intended to eventually be, all in one go at construction rather than in phases as was previously planned. It will add 146 patient beds at the hospital, and put Northside Gwinnett at a total of 696 beds.
“This actually will put Northside Gwinnett to the largest facility in the Northside system,” Northside Director of Facilities Planning Steve Aslinger said. “This approval we received on (Dec. 7) will take it past Atlanta, which Atlanta is at 622 beds and this will give Gwinnett the 696 beds.
“So, it will be the largest facility in the system.”
The tower, when completed, is expected to compete for the title of being the tallest building in Gwinnett County, at a height of 257 feet and six inches.