Wellstar Kennestone Hospital announced that it will open its new emergency department (ED) to patients on July 23, 2020. The 263,000-square-foot facility will be one of the top two largest and busiest EDs in the nation, serving up to 600 patients per day and 220,000 patients each year at full capacity, doubling the current trauma and emergency capacity.
The new facility will include dedicated isolation and decontamination rooms that can be used for patients who present with infectious disease, behavioral health, or chemical contamination issues and multiple entrances for different levels of patient severity. Offering a dedicated pediatric ED and many industry-leading features and processes, the new ED dramatically enhances access for Georgians to vital healthcare needs and will be a model for best practices in emergency services, both for the region and nationally.
“As a not-for-profit health system that provides care for communities across Georgia, our mission is to enhance the health and well-being of every person we serve by ensuring high quality and compassionate care for every patient, every time,” said Candice Saunders, president and CEO of Wellstar Health System. “This emergency department serves as an extension of that care, delivering vital healthcare for emergency and trauma patients in their most critical time of need, with world-class facilities and the best caregivers you will ever meet.”