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Training Facilities and Rotations

Residents and fellows of the Emory Department of Surgery's training programs benefit greatly from exposure to the vast and diverse patient populations distributed among seven different clinical sites, all within minutes of one another.

Emory University Hospital

An adult, tertiary/quaternary care facility, Emory University Hospital (EUH) has 579 licensed beds. EUH is staffed by 1,221 Emory School of Medicine faculty physicians. It includes 93 intensive care unit beds, a 56-bed rehabilitation center, and a nine-bed clinical research center supported by the National Institutes of Health. Patients in fiscal year 2013: 25,302 admissions and 157,852 outpatient services.

EUH is long known for cardiology, cardiac surgery, orthopaedics, oncology, and neurology/neurosurgery, and it has one of the most comprehensive transplant programs in the Southeast. In both 2012 and 2013, the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) ranked EUH number two for quality out of 110 academic medical centers. EUH has one of the highest case-mix indexes (a measure of complexity of illness treated) among these UHC-ranked facilities. In 2013, Atlanta health care consumers named the hospital the Consumer's Choice Award winner for the 16th year in a row. In 2014, U.S. News & World Report ranked EUH the number one hospital in both metro Atlanta and Georgia for the third year in a row. 

EUH is building a 210-bed, 450,000-square-foot bed tower scheduled to open in 2017.

Emory University Hospital Midtown

Emory University Hospital Midtown (EUHM) is a tertiary care facility approved for 511 beds. It is staffed by 1,126 Emory School of Medicine faculty and 433 private practice physicians. EUHM has 88 ICU beds, including 11 beds in a level III neonatal ICU. Patients in fiscal year 2013: 21,013 admissions and 148,399 outpatient service visits. EUHM's case-mix index is higher than that of most community hospitals and is well known for services in cardiology, cardiac surgery, gastroenterology, neurosurgery, cancer, and emergency medicine. Women's services include prenatal and postnatal education, bone density testing, mammography, and obstetrics, with specialization in high-risk pregnancy. In 2013, the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) ranked EUHM No. 3 for quality out of 110 academic medical centers.

Grady Memorial Hospital

Part of Grady Health System and among the largest public hospitals in the Southeast, Grady Memorial Hospital has 953 beds and an annual service volume of 28,200 admissions and 541,000 outpatient services. Grady is staffed by 575 Emory medical faculty, who supervise 365 Emory residents and fellows. Together, these Emory physicians provide about 85% of care at Grady, with the other 15% provided by Morehouse School of Medicine. The hospital has a regional perinatal center for high-risk mothers and babies, a neonatal intensive care unit, a diabetes center, a teen center, the Georgia Poison Center, a rape crisis center, a regional American Burn Association-accredited burn center, a sickle cell center, a comprehensive treatment program for HIV/AIDS, a premier Level I trauma center as well as a surgical intensive care unit, a stroke center, and the Georgia Cancer Center for Excellence.

Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Located near the main Emory campus, the Atlanta VA is staffed by 250 Emory physicians that provide virtually all physician care. The hospital has 181 hospital beds, 77 nursing home beds, and 12 psychiatric residential rehab beds. Annual patient services: 7,662 admissions and 1,045,572 outpatient services. As a teaching hospital, the Atlanta VAMC is primarily affiliated with the Emory University School of Medicine.

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston

Staffed by 276 Emory physicians and private practice physicians, with Emory clinicians providing 95% of care, CHOA at Egleston is located on the Emory campus. The hospital includes the only Level 1 pediatric trauma center in Georgia. Annual patient services: 11,443 admissions, 274,143 outpatient services.

Saint Joseph's Hospital

Located in the north metro area, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital is a 410-bed acute care facility with 211 Emory School of Medicine faculty physicians, 620 private practice physicians, and 63 Emory Specialty Associate physicians. Noted especially for cardiac care, the hospital also offers neurologic, vascular, gastrointestinal, respiratory, orthopaedic, and cancer care, among other specialties. ESJH is a "Magnet" hospital, recognized for its nursing excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Patients in 2013: 13,148 admissions and 186,471 outpatient service visits. Staff employees: 1,653.

Piedmont Hospital

Piedmont Hospital is a private, not-for-profit, acute-care, tertiary facility offering most major medical, surgical, and diagnostic services. The facility has 488 beds, all private rooms; 4,000 employees; and a medical staff of more than 1,000 board-certified physicians. The main campus is is located six miles from Emory in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta, with facilities across the metro area.

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