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 (see page 11), which also houses 18 joint-venture long-term acute care beds. A 450,000-square-foot addition to EUH, opening in 2017, will increase total licensed beds by 128. Staffed by 1,345 Emory School of Medicine faculty physicians, EUH includes 93 ICU beds and a Serious Communicable Diseases Unit where the first Ebola patients in the U.S. were treated. Patients in fiscal year 2015: 22,105 admissions and 163,835 outpatient service visits. Staff employees: 3,910.
EUH has the nation’s fifth busiest solid organ transplant center and is also long known for services in cardiology, cardiac surgery, oncology, neurology/neurosurgery, and orthopaedics. EUH is a “Magnet” hospital, earned by only 6% of U.S. hospitals for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. For the fifth consecutive year, the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) ranked EUH in the top 10 for quality and service out of 102 U.S. academic hospitals. EUH has one of the highest case-mix indexes (a measure of complexity of illness treated) among these UHC-ranked facilities. In 2015 U.S. News & World Report again ranked EUH the No. 1 hospital in both metro Atlanta and Georgia. For the 18th year in a row, Atlanta health care consumers named EUH the Consumer’s Choice Award winner.