New $1bn paediatric hospital planned for Atlanta

WCN Editorial Team 13 Feb 2017 NORTH AMERICA BUILDINGS

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has announced plans to build a new paediatric hospital at its campus on the North Druid Hills Road in Atlanta, US.

The North Druid Hills campus will also house the Center for Advanced Pediatrics that broke ground last month. Specific transportation, site and building plans for the new campus, which will entail an investment between $1bn and $1.3bn, are expected to be developed over the next 18 months.

Jonathan Goldman, chairman of the Children’s board of trustees, said: “After analyzing numerous options, we determined building a new paediatric healthcare campus is the best way to effectively serve our community’s expanding needs.

“This furthers our mission to provide access to the best possible care for generations to come and strengthens our commitment to patients, families, physicians and community members.”

Apart from the North Druid Hills Campus, the institution is also investing in other facilities across its healthcare system in 2017 — part of its “Every Child Deserves Children’s” strategic plan to expand access.

These include the opening of 46 new licensed beds and 14 observation beds at Scottish Rite hospital, the expansion of the emergency department at Hughes Spalding hospital, and planning for additional beds at Egleston to meet demand until the new hospital opens.

Plans also include the construction of a 24,155 sq m Center for Advanced Pediatrics, the construction of an outpatient facility in town centre, the addition of a new urgent care centre in Hamilton Creek, the expansion of specialty services at Hudson Bridge and Cherokee, and the construction of a new urgent care centre in the Chamblee/Brookhaven area.

Children’s president and CEO Donna Hyland said: “As careful stewards of resources, we are building responsibly and thinking boldly as we determine the best ways to deliver specialized care for kids and teens, as only Children’s can. We intend to plan and grow deliberately in a way that best serves Georgia.”

* Data provided by Timetric's Construction Intelligence Center.

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