Emory University Hospital
Bryce Gartland, MD, CEO
An adult, tertiary/quaternary care facility, Emory University Hospital (EUH) has 605 licensed beds, including 82 beds at EUH at Wesley Woods, which has an additional 18 joint-venture long-term acute care beds. EUH is staffed by 1,261 Emory School of Medicine faculty physicians. It includes 102 ICU beds and a Serious Communicable Disease Unit where four patients with Ebola virus disease were treated in 2014, including the first two to be treated in the U.S. Patients in fiscal year 2014: 20,754 admissions and 158,506 outpatient service visits. Staff employees: 3,469. EUH at Wesley Woods has 117 staff.
EUH has one of the most comprehensive transplant programs in the Southeast, and it is long known for services in cardiology, cardiac surgery, oncology, neurology/neurosurgery, and orthopaedics (see Emory University Othopaedics & Spine Hospital, page 7). EUH is a “Magnet” hospital, recognized for its nursing excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. For the fourth consecutive year, the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) ranked EUH in the top 10 for quality out of more than 110 academic medical centers nationwide. EUH has one of the highest case-mix indexes (a measure of complexity of illness treated) among these UHC-ranked facilities. Also in 2014 U.S. News & World Report ranked EUH the No. 1 hospital in both metro Atlanta and Georgia and ranked eight of its specialties in the top 25 nationally. For the 17th year in a row, Atlanta health care consumers named the hospital the Consumer’s Choice Award winner.
EUH is building a 210-bed, 450,000-square-foot addition, opening in 2017. EUH will have a net gain of 128 beds once that facility is open.