New and Improved

Changes bloom along Clifton Road

Making Connections: A new bridge over Clifton Road connects the recently completed Emory University Hospital tower with health care facilities across the street.
Jack Kearse

Emory’s Clifton Streetscape—a project to improve access, safety, and aesthetics along Clifton Road—is now a wide, tree-lined corridor welcoming students, faculty, staff, patients, and other visitors to university and Emory Healthcare facilities. The extensive construction effort at the southern end of Clifton Road included the widening of the road and sidewalks, a bike lane, repaving, new landscaping, and improved visibility at intersections.

Also completed is the new Emory University Hospital Tower, a 450,000-square-foot, $400 million state-of-the-art hospital facility, across Clifton Road from the current hospital. The tower allows for an expansion of services and expert care, while creating an integrated and spacious environment for patients and their families.

The hospital addition comprises 232 patient beds, including forty critical care beds, adding 128 net new beds to its overall capacity.

“The opening of this tower is the first major expansion at Emory University Hospital in years,” says Robert Bachman, executive director for expansion/renovation at Emory University Hospital. “When we admit the patient, we admit the family, and we want this building to truly represent the importance of interdisciplinary, patient- and family-centered care.”

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