WellStar East Cobb Health Park opened its doors September 15, serving as a comprehensive, one-stop shop for outpatient medical needs.Â Patients will now be able to see their doctor, have necessary tests performed and get prescriptions filled in one convenient location.
The three-story 162,000 square-foot East Cobb Health Park is WellStarâ€™s second health park.Â A similar facility opened in Acworth two years ago.Â The health park concept brings primary and specialty physician offices together with comprehensive diagnostics, laboratory services, rehabilitation therapy, urgent care, a retail pharmacy, among other services.Â At the East Cobb facility, an outpatient surgery center is expected to open mid-2015.
The East Cobb Community was very involved in the construction of the facility, providing input and suggestions throughout the process.
Outpatient medical services are a major growth area in the healthcare industry with growth expected to top 23 percent nationally over the next decade.
â€œA health park is all about bringing outpatient and physician services directly to the communities we serve,â€ said Joe Brywczynski, senior vice president health parks development. â€œResidents no longer will have to endure long drive times, frustrating traffic congestion and multiple trips to access their health services at various locations. By combining and coordinating services under one roof, we will improve patient and family convenience and access to their outpatient care needs. The health park is truly a one-stop-shop opportunity.â€
The new health park is located at 3747 Roswell Road NE, Marietta, Ga.Â It includes a wide array of services:
- Primary Care Providers and Medical Specialists
- Comprehensive Diagnostic Center (Imaging, Womenâ€™s Imaging, Lab & Pre-admission Testing)
- Outpatient Surgery Center (opening targeted at July 1, 2015)
- Urgent Care Center
- Breast Center (planned)
- Spine Center (planned)
- Cardiac Diagnostics
- Sleep Center
- Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine (OrthoSport WellStar)
- Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation
- Retail Pharmacy
- Lactation Consulting
- Community Education & Wellness Center
- Parkside Bistro
These services will be integrated with a multi-specialty mix of physicians to include a strong foundation of primary care physicians: family physicians, internal medicine, pediatrics and OB/GYN services. Specialists will include cardiologists, pulmonologists, ENT, neurosurgery, pain management, chiropractic care, vascular surgery, general surgery, allergy/asthma, endocrinology, urology and orthopedics.
Two additional health parks are planned in Vinings and Cherokee County.