Between the Peachtrees


Emory has expanded its visiblity between the Peachtrees. Now 100 years old, Emory Crawford Long Hospital, begins its second century as Emory University Hospital Midtown (EUHM).

The name change more clearly aligns the hospital with Emory’s health system. Located between Peachtree Street and West Peachtree, the hospital sits in an area of Atlanta that is expected to grow in terms of population and as a hub for patient care. Long-term plans for the hospital include the addition of 125 hospital beds, a new Emory Clinic building, and more research space. Currently, the 511-bed hospital has 2,900 employees, 947 Emory medical faculty physicians, and 537 community physicians.

While sporting a new name, EUHM retains much of its heritage with historic signage, the addition of CL to some new signage, and a historical display for visitors.

The original 26-bed hospital opened in 1908 as the Davis-Fischer Sanatorium near present-day Turner Field.  In 1911, the hospital moved to its present site and in 1931 was renamed Crawford W. Long Memorial Hospital in honor of the Georgia physician who discovered ether for use as an anesthetic. The hospital became part of Emory in 1939.

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Emory Medicine - Spring 2009