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Children’s ready to open first big building in mega-project

Opening soon: A $127 million building that will have 260,000 square feet, more than 250 patient care rooms, 1,100 parking spaces — and an expected 100,000 patient visits in its first year.

The Center for Advanced Pediatrics, a Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta outpatient, non-emergency facility, will open July 24. It will focus on children and teens with chronic disease and complex medical conditions.

The center is the first big structure – eight floors, towering over I-85 — on Children’s medical campus in Brookhaven, which will eventually house a new hospital. (The center will not have an emergency room or walk-in care.)

At the center’s ribbon-cutting Tuesday, Children’s board Chairman Jonathan Goldman said the medical office building ‘’will transform’’ health care for children with complex medical needs. The ceremony was attended by Children’s donors, staff and political officials, among others.

Interior of the new building. (Photos by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta)

“The opening of the Center for Advanced Pediatrics marks a key milestone in our North Druid Hills Campus journey,’’ Donna Hyland, CEO of Children’s, said in a statement. “We’re creating a transformative pediatric destination to provide quality care for future generations to come, reinforcing our deep commitment to making Georgia’s kids better today and healthier tomorrow.”

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta CEO, Donna Hyland

When it opens, the Center for Advanced Pediatrics will offer clinic services, including otolaryngology (ENT), general surgery, gynecology, lab and X-ray services. As additional pediatric specialties and services, including gastroenterology, pulmonology, gastroenterology, cardiology and diabetes, relocate from current locations in nearby clinics and campuses to the new facility, remaining floors will open on a rolling basis throughout August, September and October.

Here’s a recent GHN article about the overall Children’s project


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