Northside Hospital Cherokee will welcome the community on Saturday, April 22 to tour its long-awaited replacement hospital. The event will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the new hospital, located at 450 Northside Cherokee Boulevard in Canton, off I-575 at the Ga. Hwy 20 exit. Visitors will be allowed to go into areas of the new hospital, some of which will not be open to the public again. Tours will be led by Northside staff and include visits to the Emergency Department, Women’s Center, cafeteria and Intensive Care Unit (ICU). In addition to the hospital tours, the open house will include information about Northside Hospital physicians and services, entertainment from local schools and activities for kids. The recently completed Northside Hospital Cherokee is scheduled to open for patients on May 6. Staff is currently training in the facility, while overseeing final touches and the installations of equipment and furniture. After the open house, the new hospital will be sealed to visitors and cleaned in preparation for the May 6 opening.