Emory Report

 August 25, 1997

 Volume 50, No. 1

1525 Building opened Aug. 17;
houses primary care, fitness center

The 1525 Clifton Building officially opened on Sunday, Aug. 17. "We're especially proud of the 1525 Building because it brings together Emory Healthcare's growing programs in preventive medicine and wellness and those of the Rollins School of Public Health," said Michael Johns, executive vice president for health affairs. "This kind of interaction is one of the things that makes health care at Emory so distinctive and so strong. Programs offered at the 1525 Building should place Emory at the forefront of preventive medicine available to Atlantans as well as patients from across the nation and around the world."

Of course, the 1525 Building will make primary health care more accessible to Emory's campus-based employees as well. The five-story, 80,000-square-foot facility will house 25 Emory Clinic primary care physicians practicing internal medicine, family medicine, gynecology and occupational health. The facility provides onsite access for pharmacy, radiology and laboratory services. Within the year, the 1525 Building will include two full-time pediatricians.

The TravelWell Program will have an office in the 1525 Building. The specialized service to those traveling from the United States to other countries, as well as those visiting from abroad, offers infectious disease specialists with expertise in geographic medicine and comprehensive pre- and post-travel medical care. Services include medical history review, immunizations and educational sessions for patients and their employers.

"Emory's passionate commitment to health care has been trusted for generations throughout Georgia and the nation, and we expect to renew this with every patient every day at the 1525 Building," said Emory Clinic director Rein Saral. The clinic currently has 15 health care center locations throughout metropolitan Atlanta with more than 100 primary care physicians and a small number of specialists who practice at some locations.

The School of Public Health's M.B. Seretean Center for Health Promotion will open in the 1525 Building later this month. The center includes classrooms, conference rooms, a kitchen for nutritional education, the Phyllis S. Alperin Auditorium and the Earle B. and Stephanie S. Blomeyer Teaching and Resource Center.

The Earle B. and Stephanie S. Blomeyer Health and Fitness Center will open Sept. 2. The state-of-the-art health facility will occupy the top floor of the building and offer computerized health assessments, personal training, aerobics, cybex equipment, stairmasters, treadmills, lifecycles, an indoor track, circuit training and access to the P.E. Center for patients and employees. Memberships to the Bloymeyer fitness center are still available. For information, call 727-4600.

Also relocating to the 1525 Building from the University Apartments is the Office of Governmental and Community Affairs.

-Traci Simmons

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