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Emory Healthcare

Comprising those components dedicated to patient care, Emory Healthcare is the clinical arm of the Woodruff Health Sciences Center. The largest, most comprehensive health care system in Georgia, it includes The Emory Clinic, Emory Children's Center, Emory University Hospital, Emory University Hospital Midtpwm, Wesley Woods Geriatric Hospital, and the  Orthpaedic & Spine Hospital,Emory Johns Creek Hospital, Emory-Clark Holder Clinic and Emory-Adventist Hospital, and EHCA, LLC, a limited liability company created in collaboration with HCA-The Healthcare Company. With the addition of this LLC, Emory Healthcare now has more than 1,000 licensed patient beds.

In addition to Emory's own primary and multispecialty health centers located throughout metro Atlanta, the Emory Healthcare Affiliate Network comprises hospitals and physicians throughout Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, and South Carolina. The affiliate network is designed to maximize Emory's resources as an academic medical center, enhance the provision of health care services, and support a community-based health care system.

Emory Healthcare is an owner of 1st Medical Network, Georgia's largest PPO network of physicians and hospitals, which serves more than 700,000 lives. This network serves as a delivery system for HMOs, PPOs, insurers, and others with a managed care network of hospitals and physicians in the state.

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Medical Education Building

The completion of the James B. Williams Medical Education Building, created by connecting two renovated wings named in honor of Charles and Peggy Evans, whose generosity helped make the building possible, is a cause for much excitement and celebration by the faculty, staff, and students in the School of Medicine, and it is a landmark event for Emory University. This $60 million building, with 162,000 square feet of space, is the first building built specifically for medical education in the history of the school and is one of the finest medical education facilities in the United States. This new building contains state-of-the art facilities including:

  • Three 160-person classrooms
  • Four forty-person classrooms with faculty offices to serve the needs of the new Societies system
  • Nineteen small-group rooms
  • A 5,000 square foot suite housing the Emory Center for Experiential Learning (ExCEL) dedicated to hands-on simulation and teaching that offers a variety of learning environments. The simulation lab houses "Harvey", and includes a full surgical suite and a large area for high fidelity OR.
  • Four Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE) suites containing a total of sixteen exam rooms allow students a broad range of standardized patient (SP) experiences.
  • A cadaveric and fresh tissue dissection space with computer access at each dissection table, lockers, and laundry facilities.
  • Two seventy-five-person computer/teaching laboratories.
  • A student lounge, with café and coffee bar.
  • Showers, for those who commute by run/bike or after midday exercise.
  • Administrative space for the dean's office.

The building was planned and built with the new curriculum in mind. It serves as a home for medical students, but also provides space that will allow for bringing students from the School of Nursing, Physical Therapy Program, and Physician's Assistant Program together with medical students, so that health sciences students can learn and train together, thereby mimicking the "real" world of team-based health care. Furthermore, the building is designed to facilitate student/faculty/resident interaction via small-group teaching and informal interactions as faculty use the simulation lab and the fresh tissue space.