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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.

Emory University Hospital

An adult, tertiary/quaternary care facility, Emory University Hospital (EUH) has 605 licensed beds. EUH is staffed by 1,261 Emory School of Medicine faculty physicians. It includes 102 ICU beds and a Serious Communicable Disease Unit where four patients with Ebola virus disease were treated in 2014, including the first two to be treated in the U.S. Patients in fiscal year 2014: 20,754 admissions and 158,506 outpatient services.

EUH is long known for cancer treatment, cardiology, cardiac surgery, geriatrics, gynecology, orthopaedics, oncology, and neurology/neurosurgery, and has one of the most comprehensive transplant programs in the Southeast. EUH is a "Magnet" hospital, recognized for its nursing excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. For the fourth consecutive year, the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) ranked EUH in the top 10 for quality out of more than 110 academic medical centers nationwide in 2014. EUH has one of the highest case-mix indexes (a measure of complexity of illness treated) among these UHC-ranked facilities. For the 17th year in a row, Atlanta health care consumers named the hospital the Consumer's Choice Award winner in 2014. In 2015, U.S. News & World Report ranked EUH the No. 1 hospital in both metro Atlanta and Georgia for the 4th 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 1,175 Emory School of Medicine faculty and 451 private practice physicians. EUHM has 68 ICU beds, in addition to 11 beds in a level III neonatal ICU. Patients in fiscal year 2014: 20,676 admissions and 191,919 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.

Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital

Located in the north metro area, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital is a 410-bed acute care facility with 317 Emory School of Medicine faculty physicians, 587 private practice physicians, and 39 Emory Specialty Associate physicians. Noted especially for cardiac care, ESJH provides training to physicians from around the world in robotic surgery for valve repair and is a primary location for cardiac rehab. The hospital is also noted for neurologic, vascular, gastrointestinal, respiratory, orthopaedic, and cancer care, among other specialties. In 2015, U.S. News & World Report ranked ESJH the 5th hospital in Georgia and the 3rd in metro Atlanta. ESJH is a "Magnet" hospital, recognized for its nursing excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Patients in 2014: 13,486 admissions and 110,200 outpatient service visits. Staff employees: 1,650.

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 28,500 admissions and 566,175 outpatient services. Grady is staffed by 596 Emory medical faculty, who supervise 386 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 and 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 445 hospital beds, 120 nursing home beds, 12 psychiatric residential rehab beds, and 40 domiciliary beds. Annual patient totals: 7,714 admissions and 1,154,649 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 220 Emory physicians (full-time equivalent of 89) and by 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: 11,733 admissions, 288,807 outpatient services.

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; over 4,000 employees; and a medical staff of more than 1,100 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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