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Northside Hospital has opened its newest medical office building, Northside Medical Buford. 

The 100,000-square-foot facility at 2800 Buford Drive, between Coolray Field and the Mall of Georgia, brings a range of services to a fast-growing area of northern Gwinnett County. Hospital officials and local leaders celebrated the new building with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday afternoon, May 16.

What’s inside: Some practices opened in early May, and others will open in summer and fall.

Northside Hospital Cancer Institute
Suburban Hematology Oncology Associates and Northside Hospital Orthopedic Institute – Sports Medicine have opened, and the Northside Buford Breast Care Center opened Monday, May 20.

Other offerings such as outpatient imaging, primary care, cardiology, medical oncology and total joint care are coming soon. A full-service cardiac diagnostic center from the Northside Hospital Heart Institute will open in the fall, with a Health Choice Urgent Care practice expected in early 2025.

What they’re saying: “It has always been, and will continue to be, Northside’s goal to come alongside the residents of Gwinnett County by providing care closer to home; state-of-the-art facilities, technology and services; premier physicians; and compassionate and high-quality, skilled care,” said Debbie Bilbro, CEO of Northside Hospital Gwinnett and Northside Hospital Duluth.

“This building is all that and more,” Bilbro said.
  • Nicole Love Hendrickson, chairwoman of the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners, lauded Northside’s continued investment in the community. “It really is about making a significant investment in the form of state-of-the-art medical facilities, patient-centered health care programs and services,” she said.
  • Charlie Dickhaus, senior vice president of Realty Trust Group, said Northside began scouting locations for a medical office building in the Buford area even before the completion of the 2019 merger with Gwinnett Medical Center. The purchase of the property was completed during the depths of the COVID-19 pandemic. “What I’ll always remember about that is Northside’s vision and resolve to stand tall even during some of the darkest hours of our generation,” he said, “and to continue to execute on strategy, keeping community needs first and thinking obviously about taking care of patients during the pandemic but also when we get past the pandemic. To have that kind of vision — I could not be more proud to work with and for an organization that stands for that.”
  • “This is a great day, and we’re just proud to be a part of it,” said Deeni Taylor, senior vice president and head of strategic partnerships for Healthpeak, owner of the facility. The company owns more than half a dozen facilities with Northside medical offices.

More locations: Thursday’s event was the second time Northside cut the ribbon on a new medical office building, after the opening of Northside Medical Snellville last fall.

“This MOB is part of Northside’s strategy to bring care closer to home,” Bilbro said, “like our Snellville MOB and our Braselton MOB that will be opening soon — and believe it or not, we have other MOB locations that we are considering.”

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Pictured: Officials from Northside Hospital and community leaders cut the ribbon at the new Northside Medical Buford on Thursday afternoon, May 16, 2024, in Buford, Ga. From left are Gwinnett Stripers mascot Chopper; Gwinnett County Commissioner Matthew Holtkamp; Deeni Taylor, senior vice president and head of strategic partnerships for Healthpeak; Charlie Dickhaus, senior vice president of Realty Trust Group; CEO Debbie Bilbro of Northside Hospital Gwinnett and Northside Hospital Duluth; Chairwoman Nicole Love Hendrickson of the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners; Judy Gardner, chief operating officer of Northside Gwinnett; Jay Dennard, COO of Northside Duluth; and Northside mascot Sammy Stork.

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