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Emory University Hospital Expansion…by the numbers!

If you have visited us at an Emory Hospital or Clinic location on Clifton Road recently, you’ve likely noticed that we are under construction! The variety of projects taking place are preparing for the arrival of our new hospital tower, which will provide additional beds and clinical space on the Clifton Campus of Emory Healthcare.

You may be surprised to learn that as of right now, much of the construction to make room for the new 9 story hospital bed tower is actually happening underground. So while you have to look down to see all of the action, rest assured that when this project is complete, we will be able to provide you with even better patient and family-centered care. Here’s a little trivia to bring you up to speed on our growth:

Q: When will you reach the bottom of the hole?
A: Fall 2013 is when we hope to have this part of the hospital expansion project completed.

Q: That’s one giant hole! How many truckloads of dirt will be removed?
A: We are estimating 18,683 trucks of dirt will be removed in preparation for the new hospital bed tower.

Q: How many tons of rock will we be blasting out of the excavation?
A: 64,968 tons. That is 129,936,000 pounds!

Q: How many gallons of water will the excavation hold?
A: 40,394,800 gallons of water which equals 430,877,867 12 ounce cans of Coca-Cola.

New Hospital Bridge Emory Hospital Expansion

New bridge from Lowergate parking deck.

Q: So, what’s next up as Emory Healthcare continues to expand?
A: The hospital expansion project will begin in the fall of 2014. Once the new hospital tower construction is complete, we will have 210 new patient beds, new operating rooms, additional diagnostic and treatment spaces, ICU rooms and hundreds more parking spaces. When the expansion project is complete, we will close 82 patient rooms in the oldest part of Emory University Hospital (EUH), as they no longer meet our growing technological needs. The new hospital tower will connect to EUH via a two-level pedestrian bridge, with one level primarily used for patient transport. The building will also connect to The Emory Clinic Buildings A, B & C (Winship Cancer Institute), as well as the Lowergate Parking Deck.

You can keep an eye on our expansion project at emoryhealthcare.org/expansion.

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Emory Expansion Update: Neurology’s Dizziness & Balance Center is on the Move!

Emory Healthcare ExpansionTo provide a better patient care experience and align demand with available capacity, many of The Emory Clinic (TEC) and Emory Healthcare practices are relocating to redesigned clinical space and/or new locations. The new spaces will be more inviting for patients and more accommodating to the needs of our physicians as well.

Below you’ll find updates related to the moves of our Dermatology, ENT/Otolaryngology, and Sinus/Nasal/Allergy departments, who have most recently been joined in the expansion efforts by our department of Neurology’s Dizziness & Balance Center.

The move of the Dizziness & Balance Center is effective as of October 8th, which means our patients will now find the following physicians in their new location at the Midtown Medical Office Tower:

  • Ronald Tusa, MD
  • Sharon Polensek, MD
  • Charles Dering, MD
  • Lisa Heusel-Gillig, MD

For more information on our expansion and departmental moves, visit: http://emoryhealthcare.org/expansion.

Department Moving From Moving To As of (Date)
Sinus, Nasal & Allergy Center 11th floor, Midtown Medical Office Tower 9th floor, Midtown Medical Office Tower August 6, 2012
Dermatology The Emory Clinic (TEC) Building A 1525 Clifton Road August 13, 2012
ENT/Otolaryngology The Emory Clinic (TEC) Building A 9th floor, Midtown Medical Office Tower August 20, 2012
Dizziness & Balance Center 1441 Clifton Road NE Ste 239 9th floor, Midtown Medical Officer Tower October 8, 2012

 

Next up in our expansion efforts will be moves for our Executive Health, Pain Center and Bariatric Surgery departments. We will follow up with updates soon, but you can stay updated on our growth here: http://emoryhealthcare.org/expansion.

Oh the Places (those trees) Will Go!

Emory Healthcare Trees Recycling ExpansionAs Emory Healthcare continues our expansion efforts to meet the needs of our patients, we are beginning to clear the land in front of Emory Clinic Building B on the Emory University campus to make way for a new hospital bed tower. During this process we began removing trees in this area on October 4. The site will be cleared by October 15. As a part of the “no net loss of Forest Canopy policy” we will reuse, recycle and replant the trees that we take down to ensure we are being as environmentally friendly as possible. Some of the ways we will reuse, recycle and salvage are:

  • The branches will be mulched for future use around the Emory campus.
  • The trees will be collected and removed from the site for recycling and salvage.
  • Some of the lumber will be used in the new hospital expansion project.
  • We will be replanting 128 trees across campus during the Fall 2012.

We are very excited about the expansion of Emory Healthcare and are confident that our patients and employees will benefit from our expanded facilities. As we expand please know that Emory Healthcare is committed to preserving the environment and maintaining our lush green community/campus. For more information on Emory’s replanting project during construction, visit www.emory.edu/trees. To keep updated on all the news regarding the expansion visit emoryhealthcare.org/expansion.

Emory Expansion Update: Dermatology, ENT & Sinus/Nasal/Allergy Departments Moving!

Emory Healthcare ExpansionTo provide a better ambulatory care experience and align demand with available capacity, many of The Emory Clinic (TEC) practices are relocating to redesigned clinical space and/or new locations. The new spaces will be more inviting for patients and more accommodating to the needs of our physicians as well.

Below are updates related to the moves of our Dermatology, ENT/Otolaryngology, and Sinus/Nasal/Allergy departments. For more information on our expansion and departmental moves, visit: http://emoryhealthcare.org/expansion.

Dermatology

The Emory Clinic Department of Dermatology will be moving from The Emory Clinic Building A to 1525 Clifton Road and will begin seeing patients at their new location beginning on August, 13, 2012.

New Dermatology Address as of August, 13, 2012:

1525 Clifton Road, NE
3rd Floor
Atlanta, GA 30322

If you have an appointment with any of the dermatology providers listed here, please call 404-778-3333 prior to your next appointment to confirm the location for your appointment.

ENT/Otolaryngology

ENT is moving from Emory’s Clifton Road campus, Clinic Building A to the 9th floor of the Midtown Medical Office Tower (MOT) and will begin seeing patients in their new office on August 20, 2012.

New ENT Address as of August 20, 2012:

The Emory Clinic Midtown
Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Medical Office Tower (MOT)
9th Floor
550 Peachtree Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

See the full list of physicians and mid-level providers who will see patients at the new ENT location. To confirm the location of your next ENT appointment, call: 404-778-3381.

Sinus, Nasal and Allergy Center

The Emory Clinic’s Sinus, Nasal and Allergy Center, will be moving from its current, temporary location on the 11th floor of Emory University Hospital Midtown Medical Office Tower (MOT), to the 9th floor of the same building, where they will join the rest of the physicians from the Department of Otolaryngology. The Sinus, Nasal and Allergy Center will begin seeing patients in their new 9th floor location on August 6, 2012.

New Sinus/Nasal/Allergy Address as of August 6, 2012:

The Emory Clinic Midtown
Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Medical Office Tower (MOT)
9th Floor
550 Peachtree Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

See the full list of physicians and mid-level providers who will see patients at the new Sinus/Nasal/Allergy location. For more information please call Sinus, Nasal and Allergy Center at 404-778-3381.

For more information on our expansion and departmental moves, visit: http://emoryhealthcare.org/expansion.

Emory is Expanding!

Emory Facility MovesYou may be surprised to see some new construction at The Emory Clinic (TEC).  Construction began on Friday, April 27, 2012, to improve patient access to Buildings A, B and the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University (Building C) in anticipation of construction of the planned Emory University Hospital bed tower.  The project, which will mostly affect the valet area next to Buildings A and Winship, will add lanes to make valet parking easier and faster and improve self-parking by creating an elevated, “conditioned” (heated and cooled) bridge from the main Hospital/Clinic parking deck to TEC  Buildings A and B, as well as leading to the hospital. Pedestrians will no longer have to compete with cars that are trying to enter the valet area in front of Building A.

If you are a patient and have a clinic appointment in TEC  Buildings A or B, please give yourself a few extra minutes to get to your appointment as pedestrian traffic will be slightly rerouted during the construction period.  Please continue to park in the main Hospital/Clinic parking deck.  If you have a hard time walking, we encourage you to take advantage of the valet parking options still open and available next to Building A.

If you are visiting Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, please consider using the Uppergate valet parking area to avoid the traffic.

Visit www.emoryhealthcare.org/expansion for the latest exciting news on the expansion of Emory Healthcare.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause but know you will be thrilled when the project is completed.