Athens, GA (CNN) With the NCAA Tournament set to begin Saturday, a new and different hospital will be opening in Athens, Georgia.
The Georgia Medical Center, located just outside Athens, will be the first new medical center in the country to serve the Atlanta metro area.
It is set to open in 2018.
The University of Georgia Hospital is the only new hospital that will be open to the public.
That makes it the only hospital that can be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, seven months a year.
The university said that opening up will also mean more patients and fewer costs.
That’s important for Georgia because many of its patients rely on Medicare and Medicaid, and the hospital will provide health care services for those patients, the university said.
As part of the expansion, the hospital’s opening is also a chance for Georgia to continue to diversify its medical care.
The university is seeking additional partners in the medical field, like the University of Cincinnati and the University in Florida, which is part of a partnership that could provide care for millions of people in the future.
It’s also a way to expand the university’s reach in areas where it was once only in the shadows, such as the Northeast and South, according to the university.
“We want to be a leader in health care, and that is our focus,” said Brian Rimmer, the president of the Georgia Medical Association, which represents hospitals.
The hospital’s expansion is part the university system’s efforts to diversification.
The system now includes hospitals in Atlanta, Augusta, Marietta, Savannah, Troup, and Waltham.
The Atlanta metro region, with an estimated population of about 18 million, has become one of the most populous in the United States, with more than 1 million people, according a study released by the University at Albany.
The metro area also has a growing population of uninsured people, and a growing number of elderly people, who can have health issues and are more likely to have health problems.
Georgia was one of only four states to make changes to its health care system during the first year of the Affordable Care Act, which also brought Medicaid expansion and a number of other reforms.