– Emory Healthcare breaks ground on the new Emory Musculoskeletal Institute to provide innovative orthopedics and spine care, physical therapy, imaging, ambulatory surgery, with clinical and discovery research support space.
– The Institute is the newest addition to Emory’s Executive Park health innovation district located in Brookhaven, GA.
Emory Healthcare has announced the groundbreaking of the new Emory Musculoskeletal Institute, located in Brookhaven, Georgia, to continue its commitment to develop innovative treatments and provide solutions for healthcare challenges facing the local communities. The new Emory Musculoskeletal Institute will be approximately 180,000-square-foot, LEED-certified building serving as the newest addition to Emory’s Executive Park health innovation district. The Institute will serve as a comprehensive, patient and family-centered facility providing orthopedics and spine care, physical therapy, imaging, ambulatory surgery, with clinical and discovery research support space.
Emory’s vision to be a model of transformative practices and sustainable choices at every level serve as the inspiration for the eco-friendly design of the building. More than 95 percent of stormwater and runoff water will be contained through a system of bio-swales, retention ponds and underground stormwater systems to enhance on-site water management. Strategic lighting of the facility aims to reduce light pollution and help Emory be a good neighbor to the surrounding community. Smart building technology lowers energy consumption through a network of sensors to help deliver power only where it is needed. The overall construction project seeks to divert most of its waste from local landfills, thus reducing its carbon footprint.
What It Means for Atlanta Metro Community
The new facility, in combination with Emory Sports Medicine Complex in Executive Park and other regional offices in Johns Creek, Flowery Branch, Dunwoody, Smyrna, LaGrange, Spivey Station, Decatur, and Stonecrest will allow Emory Healthcare to increase access and care for patients throughout the Atlanta region and beyond. It will also, house Emory’s Orthopaedics Ambulatory Surgery Center and a substantial component of the Orthopedic Research Laboratory.
“Emory Healthcare’s musculoskeletal service line has been expanding for many years. This is reflected in our growing reach around the metro Atlanta area. The new Emory Musculoskeletal Institute will serve as our central location and house multiple centers of excellence and programs,” says Scott D. Boden, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Orthopaedics in Emory University School of Medicine and director of the Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center. “Research is also a core part of our mission, and the design of this building will encompass that from its external appearance to the structure of patient and staff flow inside.”
Musculoskeletal Institute Construction Timeline
The construction of the Emory Musculoskeletal Institute is anticipated to be completed in the second quarter of 2021.