WellStar Kennestone Regional Medical Center
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|WellStar Kennestone Regional Medical Center|
|WellStar Health System|
|Location||677 Church Street, Marietta, Georgia, United States|
|Emergency department||Level II trauma center|
|Helipad||Yes, (IATA: 56GA)|
|Lists||Hospitals in Georgia|
Kennestone Hospital opened in June 1950 as a 105-bed-facility. It was named after Kennesaw Mountain and Stone Mountain. In 1959, the hospital's capacity increased to 300 beds with the opening of the south wing. On June 22, 1988, the nation's first laparoscopic gall bladder removal took place at Kennestone.
In 1993, Kennestone Hospital merged with five other facilities to become Northwest Georgia Health System. The other hospitals were: Cobb, Douglas, Paulding and Windy Hill. In 1998, Northwest became WellStar Health System.
In early 2013, WellStar Kennestone Hospital was renamed WellStar Kennestone Regional Medical Center.