Atlanta Medical Center (AMC) and South Fulton Medical Center have consolidated into one hospital with two campuses. South Fulton Medical Center has been renamed Atlanta Medical Center â€“ South Campus. Atlanta Medical Center is owned by Tenet Healthcare Corporation.
Now licensed as a 762-bed acute care hospital, Atlanta Medical Center is the second largest licensed-bed hospital in Georgia. With its main campus located in downtown Atlanta, the hospitalâ€™s South Campus in East Point, GA provides care to the surrounding communities of East Point, College Park, Hapeville and Camp Creek.
â€œBoth of these hospitals have a long history of serving our communities,â€ said William T. Moore, president and CEO of Atlanta Medical Center. â€œWe are pleased to provide even greater service to our patients by combining our strengths, providing quality health care to a larger region and offering a choice of location.â€
The consolidation has been in the works since last spring, as the two hospitals explored ways to ensure long-term stability. On Dec. 31, 2012, the Georgia Department of Community Health issued a licensing permit recognizing Atlanta Medical Center as a 762-bed acute care hospital.
An academic medical center, AMC has been serving the community since 1901. With the consolidation, the hospital now has almost 3,000 employees and contractors; 580 physicians on its medical staff; and handles more than 21,000 inpatient admissions and 162,000 outpatient visits each year. Atlanta Medical Center offers comprehensive health care, including 24-hour emergency services, Level 1 trauma care, stroke treatment, womenâ€™s services, medical imaging, orthopedics, sleep center, pulmonary, cardiac care and bariatric surgery for weight loss.