April 26, 2024

$50M renovation of Cumberland Medical Center

Historic partnership with woman-owned construction company highlights Kaiser Permanente’s commitment to supplier diversity.

Contact: Ravae Graham

ATLANTA — Kaiser Permanente of Georgia has announced commencement of a major renovation at its Cumberland Medical Center. Spanning 91,000 square feet, the new space will transform the facility into a full multispecialty medical center.

As part of Kaiser Permanente's supplier diversity program, the $50 million project was awarded to Atlanta-based Leapley Construction, a certified woman-owned business that specializes in commercial projects for health care and other markets. The contract is one of the largest Kaiser Permanente has awarded to a woman-owned business and underscores the organization's dedication to supporting diverse, small, local business enterprises.

“This initiative serves as a part of Kaiser Permanente’s ongoing commitment to provide state-of-the-art facilities and top-quality care to its members,” said Pam Shipley, regional president of Kaiser Permanente in Georgia. “By partnering with Leapley Construction, we not only ensure the highest standards of construction but also contribute to the economic health of our communities.”

The renovation will modernize the facility to better accommodate current and future Kaiser Permanente members, with a focus on expanding medical specialties and services. Key features include:

  • Addition of cardiology, gastroenterology, orthopedics, ophthalmology and optometry services
  • Enhancement of existing adult medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics, gynecology, dermatology, maternal and child health, weight management and podiatry practices
  • Renovations to X-ray, ultrasound, mammography and other imaging facilities
  • Expansion and upgrades to outpatient pharmacy and lab facilities

Construction commences in April 2024, with completion expected by April 2026. Over the project’s timeline, an estimated 365 jobs will be tied to construction. The Cumberland Medical Center will remain open to serve members during the renovation. Kaiser Permanente has placed its highest priority on assuring its members have uninterrupted access to the world-class patient care they have come to expect.

In Georgia, Kaiser Permanente has more than 315,000 members in 28 counties in metro Atlanta and four counties near Athens. For more information about Kaiser Permanente of Georgia, visit georgia.kaiserpermanente.org.

About Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 12.5 million members in 8 states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists, and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery, and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education, and the support of community health.