Gift from Hemophilia of Georgia establishes newly renovated bleeding and clotting disorders center at Emory

Woodruff Health Sciences Center | Sept. 13, 2018

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A $10 million gift from Hemophilia of Georgia has established the Hemophilia of Georgia Center for Bleeding & Clotting Disorders of Emory. The center includes a newly renovated, state-of-the-art clinic, located at Emory University Hospital Midtown. The gift will also support the expansion of clinical services, assist in training physicians and advancing research in both pediatric and adult patients affected by hemophilia and other bleeding disorders. An opening celebration, ribbon cutting and tours were held at the new clinic on September 6.

The renovated space in Emory University Hospital Midtown’s Medical Office Tower includes a 7,500 square foot multi-disciplinary clinic for adult patients with bleeding and clotting disorders, where they can receive integrated care and treatment from Emory’s team of specialists. It also provides adjacent administrative space for physicians and staff.

The new clinic includes eight exam rooms, a point of care lab, a blood-draw station allowing patients to have labs drawn in the clinic rather than the central lab, two consultation rooms equipped with video conferencing, a fully equipped/stocked physical therapy gym including joint ultrasound equipment and a specimen processing room for better integration of clinical research into the clinical operations.

A new electronic monitoring system in the center will track the progress of each patient’s visit, allowing the team to provide the most comprehensive care possible. The clinic will also now be able to offer patients with urgent bleeding disorder-related needs same day clinic appointments.

“The many features found in the new clinic space will help improve the quality of our processes and workflow, while improving the patient experience,” says Christine Kempton, MD, MSc, director of the Hemophilia of Georgia Center for Bleeding & Clotting Disorders of Emory and associate professor in the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology at Emory. “We are so grateful for this generous gift from Hemophilia of Georgia, which has pledged over $40 million to Emory University over the past 40 years.”

“Hemophilia of Georgia has long supported and partnered with Emory and its bleeding disorders services, research, education and care teams,” says Sagar Lonial, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine. “We are honored to receive this gift, which will provide expanded clinic space uniquely configured to support the multidisciplinary care team, along with support for ongoing education, training and translational/clinical research.”