Emory University Hospital opens new pedestrian bridge to hospital tower

Woodruff Health Sciences Center | Feb. 21, 2017

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A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Monday, February 20 to officially open the new Emory University Hospital pedestrian bridge.
A proud group of Emory Healthcare employees, faculty and patient and family advisors were the first ones to cross the new Emory University Hospital pedestrian bridge that spans over Clifton Road to the new hospital tower. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Monday, February 20 to officially open the new bridge.
 
"We thank all of our employees, faculty and patient and family advisors who have contributed countless hours into the development, design and oversight of our hospital expansion project," says Bryce Gartland, MD, CEO of Emory University Hospital. "Their dedication, talent and vision are the driving forces behind the new hospital tower at Emory University Hospital, and throughout Emory Healthcare."
 
The bridge concourse not only connects the current Emory University Hospital to the new building; it also connects to Emory Clinic Buildings A and B, and to the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.
 
The new 450,000-square-foot, $400 million state-of-the-art hospital tower, across Clifton Road from the current hospital, will allow for an expansion of services and expert care, while creating an integrated and spacious environment for patients and their families. The hospital addition, comprising 232 patient beds, including 40 critical care beds, will open its doors to patients later this year.
 
"The bridge opening is the latest of many milestones we will see as we move towards the opening of the new hospital tower," says David Pugh, vice president for Facility and Space Design for Emory Healthcare.