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Media Contact: Richard Quartarone 07 April 2005    
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Construction is Under Way on Emory Johns Creek Hospital
Construction on the new Emory Johns Creek Hospital has begun at the intersection of McGinnis Ferry and Medlock Bridge Road (West Johns Parkway). Located in North Fulton County, the environmentally sensitive new hospital is situated on a 30-acre tract in the heart of one of metro Atlanta¹s most dynamic regions. Emory Johns Creek Hospital represents an estimated $117 million joint investment in the health of the Johns Creek community by Emory Healthcare and HCA, Inc., through their joint venture EHCA, LLC.

The estimated opening date of the new four-story, 269,000-square-foot hospital is no later than January 2007. With 110 beds in all-private rooms, Emory Johns Creek will offer state-of-the-art diagnostics, equipment, and technology designed to provide comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services, to include the following: ¬ Full service 24-hour emergency department ¬ Full service Intensive Care Unit ¬ Complete diagnostic services ¬ Comprehensive outpatient services, including outpatient surgery ¬ Women's services, including a Level III neonatal nursery

³We are delighted to have launched this important initiative at long last,² said Thomas Gilbert, President and CEO of EHCA, LLC and Emory Dunwoody Medical Center. ³Emory Johns Creek will offer residents of the community, and community physicians on the hospital¹s medical staff, a side-by-side partnership with Georgia¹s premier academic medical center. Emory¹s nationally-renowned research and teaching expertise, with the support of the Johns Creek community and physicians, will well-position this hospital to care for generations to come.²

Community doctors on the Emory Dunwoody medical staff will continue to be integral in the operations of Emory Johns Creek, much as they have been at Emory Dunwoody. Emory will provide the medical director and clinical management for the new hospital and will staff it with School of Medicine physicians, including faculty and residents in family and preventive medicine and gynecology and obstetrics.

³Emory Johns Creek Hospital represents an important extension of Emory Healthcare¹s nationally renowned medical services in the north metro area,² said John Fox, President and CEO of Emory Healthcare. ³Many Atlantans will find it easier than ever to access the most up-to-date medical care offered by any health system in the state.²

"As we replace and enhance the services available at Emory Dunwoody, we are committed to creating of a new model for health and healing in the 21st century. We recognize that integrated teams of health care professionals, providing seamless patient-centered care, will be the differentiating service that we, as an academic health center, can uniquely offer,² says Dr. Johns. ³We look forward to sharing our core purpose of RMaking People Healthy¹ with the large and growing community served by Emory Johns Creek Hospital."

Bovis Lend Lease will act as general contractor for the new hospital. Bovis Lend Lease has over 86 years of experience in the construction industry and is one of the largest providers of healthcare facilities solutions in America and throughout the world. For the last several years, Modern Healthcare magazine has included Bovis Lend Lease in their listing of top ten healthcare construction services firms in the nation.

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