The Medical Center of Peach County

About Us

 

Our History

Peach County Hospital opened in September 1953 as a non-profit acute-care hospital. The original building was funded under a program created by the Hill-Burton Act, passed by Congress in 1946 to provide more hospital beds in post-war America.

Continuing efforts to meet the changing healthcare needs of the community required many renovations and changes over the years.  The hospital grew and prospered, adding rooms and services, including one of the most advanced intensive care units in the area for its time.

Peach County Hospital became Peach Regional Medical Center in 1997, placing an emphasis on the regional vision for healthcare provision to neighboring counties without a local hospital, and was designated as a Critical Access Hospital in November 2000, reducing its capacity to 25 in-patient beds and focusing on more urgent needs of its patients.

As the old hospital passed its 50th birthday, the hospital authority recognized the need to replace the aging buildings and plans were made in 2003 to build a new hospital. After a nearly 10-year wait, Peach Regional broke ground in March 2012 on a new $27 million state-of-the-art facility on the GA Hwy 247 Connector in Byron.  Peach Regional partnered with The Medical Center of Central Georgia and its umbrella organization, Central Georgia Health System (CGHS), to help secure financing for the project. The new facility opened as The Medical Center of Peach County on July 16, 2013.

The world of medicine is ever changing and through the recent partnership with Central Georgia Health System, The Medical Center of Peach County is poised to serve the residents of Peach and the surrounding counties in the future by developing new services, implementing new technologies and keeping abreast of the latest research to ensure you and your family have the best medical care possible.  It's not just our commitment ... it's our promise.