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The new Cancer Treatment Center of America Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Newnan has hired 200 employees so far. The new Cancer Treatment Center of America Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Newnan has hired 200 employees so far.
NEWNAN, Ga. -

There's good news coming from Georgia's health care field.  The state stands to gain a good share of the more than 3 million health care positions that will be added to the workforce in the next 10 years.  

The health care landscape in the state is changing.  You can literally see that change in Newnan, where a brand-new facility – the Cancer Treatment Center of America Southeastern Regional Medical Center – has been built.  

According to recent reports, Georgia can expect extraordinary growth in the health care field.  A Georgetown report says Georgia will lead the nation in adding health care jobs over the next 10 years. 

Health care attorney Michele Madison says that due to two reasons: Georgia's population growth and the great options for retirees, who need health care services.  

The new center in Newnan has hired 200 employees so far.  They expect to hire 100 more in the next year.  

Madison says the explosive job growth has a lot to do with the way health care is now being delivered. She says there has been a shift in focus from the number of patients a doctor sees to the quality outcomes of those patients.

Quality outcomes require a pool of talent that could include not just physicians, but nurses, coders, case workers and healthcare IT professionals.  Madison says while the jobs will be there, training and education will be necessary.  

The new Cancer Treatment Center of America Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Newnan is a private, for-profit treatment center.  It officially opens next Wednesday.  Click here to see photos taken during its construction!

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