News Release: Emory Healthcare, Woodruff Health Sciences

Feb. 6,  2009

Emory University Dedicates New Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital

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Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital will hold its official grand opening and dedication event on Thursday, Feb. 12, at Noon. Beginning at 10 a.m., media will have access to personal, behind the scenes tours of the hospital – including a state-of-the-art, fully-integrated operating suite and specially designed patient suites.


Atlanta’s newest hospital is the only of its kind designed and created specifically to meet the increasing demand for orthopaedics and spine care in a rapidly growing Atlanta metropolitan region. Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital now provides high-quality care in the delivery of general acute care services, and the most advanced, sophisticated technology in a novel patient-and-family friendly environment. It has dedicated services to help patients and families with every detail from before surgery to the emotional issues related to recovery from serious injuries. Emory has redefined what a hospital can be and this model has already received the highest patient satisfaction ratings of any hospital in the United States as measured by a national survey.


Special guests and speakers:

The Honorable Roy E. Barnes, Georgia’s 80th governor, 1999-2003 John T. Fox, Emory Healthcare Chief Executive Officer Dr. Tony Rankin, president of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons Scott Boden, MD, director of the Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center James R. Roberson, MD, chair of the Emory Department of Orthopaedics Peter Pekich, Atlanta resident, and one of the hospital’s first surgical patients Fran Tarkenton, a special message from NFL Hall of Fame quarterback, Emory patient.


Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital
1455 Montreal Rd., Tucker, Ga., 30084


Beginning at 10 a.m., media will have access to personal tours (including areas normally off-limits) of the hospital.  There will also be opportunities for one-on-one interviews with the special guests, speakers and staff.

For more details and to confirm attendance, contact Lance Skelly or Kathi Baker.


The Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center of Emory University is an academic health science and service center focused on missions of teaching, research, health care and public service. Its components include schools of medicine, nursing, and public health; Yerkes National Primate Research Center; the Emory Winship Cancer Institute; and Emory Healthcare, the largest, most comprehensive health system in Georgia. The Woodruff Health Sciences Center has a $2.3 billion budget, 17,000 employees, 2,300 full-time and 1,900 affiliated faculty, 4,300 students and trainees, and a $4.9 billion economic impact on metro Atlanta.

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