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Emory University Hospital addition "topping out" ceremony

Now that the frame and roof is in place, the finish work can begin on the Emory University Hospital addition. Slated to open its doors in 2017, the 450,000 sq. ft. structure has nine levels and will represent and major enhancement for the hospital.

A "topping out" ceremony was held on Thursday, Aug. 4. The state-of-the-art facility joins Emory University Hospital via a two-story bridge crossing Clifton Rd., allowing the hospital to expand its services and expert care, while creating an integrated, welcoming and spacious environment for patients and their families. The bridge concourse will also connect the new addition to Emory Clinic and the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.

"The new hospital expansion will not only add space for our patients," said Bryce Gartland, MD, CEO of Emory University Hospital. "We will create over 500 new jobs for nursing staff, radiology and surgical technicians and many other hospital staff," says Gartland. "We want to attract the best and brightest employees and physicians to our facility to work in a market-leading, growing and innovative environment."

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