The hospital landscape in metropolitan Atlanta is as much a reflection of the city’s growth as any of the traditional economic indicators. It wasn’t so long ago that the choice of hospital was driven by where your doctor had privileges, without concern for geography. Fortunately, hospital systems now recognize the need to provide residents access to any treatment they need, from simple procedures to the latest in medical technology, no matter where they live. The metro area boasts health care systems that consistently rank as some of the best in the county in everything from maternity care to cancer treatment.
North Fulton County boasts campuses of some of the metro area’s best hospitals, like Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Northside Hospital. Often known as the city’s “baby factory,” Northside Hospital ranks first in the nation for the number of babies delivered at a community hospital—more than 27,000 in 2010. It is also in the top 5 percent for the number of robotic surgeries performed. Below is information on just a few of the outstanding medical facilities located right here in North Fulton County.
Children’s at Scottish Rite (Perimeter) | (404) 785-5252
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA), a not-for-profit organization, sees half a million patients each year at its three area hospitals and 20 neighborhood locations, including the nationally renowned Marcus Autism Center. As the pediatric teaching hospital for the Emory University School of Medicine and the Morehouse School of Medicine, Children’s values a team approach to care. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory Healthcare recently partnered to launch the Congential Heart Center of Georgia, the first such program in the state. With more than 30 pediatric specialties, CHOA has been ranked one of the best children’s hospitals by Parents magazine and U.S. News & World Report. It is also a great place to work, according to Fortune magazine (for nine years running) and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Concentra | (678) 916-3600
Since its founding in 1979 by a group of physicians, Concentra has maintained a commitment to clinical expertise and customer service. As part of the Humana health care network, Concentra is served by primary care physicians who have close working relationships with patients. Concentra’s care focuses on five main areas: occupational health, physical therapy, health and wellness, urgent care and primary care. From asthma and diabetic care to routine screenings and exams, Concentra boasts the largest occupational and urgent care medical practice in the United States. Nationwide, more than 25,000 patients are treated one of the more than 300 walk-in clinics in 40 states. Appointments are not required and the payment procedure, whether you are self-paying or using insurance, has been drastically simplified.
Emory Johns Creek Hospital | (678) 474-7000
Since its opening in 2007, Emory Johns Creek Hospital (EJCH), has earned a reputation for its state-of-the-art medical technologies. Jointly owned by Emory Healthcare and the Hospital Corporation of America, EJCH is 110-bed community hospital that participates in most insurance plans. The hospital offers a full range of services including 24/7 emergency care, women’s services, advanced cardiac care, vascular medicine and surgery and advanced digital imaging. It has a designated Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and its bariatric surgery center has been designated a Center of Excellence by the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons.
North Fulton Hospital | (770) 751-2500
North Fulton Hospital (NFH) is a 202-bed acute-care hospital and has one of the state’s three designated Level II Trauma Centers. Located between Roswell and Alpharetta, NFH was founded in 1983 and has served patients from North Fulton, Forsyth, East Cobb, East Cherokee and West Gwinnett counties for more than 30 years. With a staff of more than 400 physicians, NFH offers a wide range of services including women’s health, orthopedics, rehabilitation, surgical services, gastroenterology and oncology. NFH has been certified as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. It also has a sleep disorders clinic to help patients address issues such as sleep apnea and insomnia.
Northside Hospital | (404) 851-8000
Northside Hospital operates three not-for-profit hospitals in Atlanta, Forsyth County and Cherokee County, along with 15 outpatient centers and medical office buildings throughout the Atlanta metro area. Specialties at Northside range from oncology to gynecology, and everything in between. Two years ago, one of the hospital’s surgeons performed the state’s first single-incision robotic surgery. In 2010, the National Cancer Institute named Northside Hospital Cancer one of its 30 National Community Cancer Centers due to its excellence in cancer care and its role as a leading community hospital. Its maternity and obstetrical services also rank high, both locally and nationally. For three years running, Northside has been awarded the J.D. Power and Associates Distinguished Hospital award for Maternity Services.
Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital of Atlanta | (678) 843-7001
Saint Joseph’s hospital has the distinction of being Atlanta’s oldest hospital. Founded in 1880 by the Sisters of Mercy, Saint Joseph’s is now a 410-bed acute-care facility. Its staff of 750 physicians work around the clock to provide the best patient care. The facility recently received its fifth Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, making it one of three hospitals to receive five consecutive designations. Saint Joseph’s has also been recognized as one of the best facilities in the nation for hip and knee replacement surgeries, and in March 2014 it was recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for implementing measures to prevent and treat strokes. Finally, it is the only Atlanta hospital named to J.D. Power and Associates Distinguished Hospital Program for Service Excellence.