WellStar Health System has filed a letter of intent to build a hospital-based outpatient surgery center in Towne Lake.
The proposal, according to documents, would build a $23 million facility at 145 North Medical Parkway, which is located off Towne Lake Parkway.
The letter of intent is filed 30 days before a Certificate of Need review can be file by the company, said Georgia Department of Community Health spokesperson Pamela Keene.
The state department's Certificate of Need Program evaluates proposals for new health care facilities or services.
WellStar spokesperson Sharon Woods said the letter was filed on Oct. 25. The company remains mum on the details of the project.
“We don’t comment specifically on the project per WellStar policy until the Certificate of Need has been filed," she said, adding the CON must be filed before Nov. 26.
WellStar already has several medical offices at the address. WellStar's filing comes on the heels of Northside Hospital last month breaking ground on its new medical office building at 900 Towne Lake Parkway.
WellStar and Northside faced off last year when WellStar challenged Northside Hospital's letter of intent to build a replacement hospital in Canton. The company eventually dropped its challenge and Northside has moved forward with its plans to replace its 84-bed facility on Hospital Road in Canton with a new building along Commerce Boulevard.