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Emory University Hospital: Who We Are

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Emory University Hospital is a 579-bed facility specializing in the care of the acutely ill adult. The hospital is located on the Emory University campus in northeast Atlanta.

More than 24,000 inpatients and 80,000 outpatients come to Emory University Hospital each year. They receive care from physicians of The Emory Clinic, who also are faculty of the Emory University School of Medicine, and from a highly trained staff of nurses and other clinical professionals.

Our hospital provides a full range of specialized care. We are recognized as one of the nation's leaders in cardiology and cardiac surgery, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics and transplantation. Emory University Hospital has been included in U.S. News and World Report's "America's Best Hospitals" for several years as one of the nation's top 10 cardiology centers.

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The History of Emory University Hospital

Emory University Hospital's tradition of healing dates back almost a century. In March 1904, our predecessor, Wesley Memorial Hospital, was chartered with 50 beds. The hospital was housed in a downtown Atlanta mansion that had been spared from destruction by General Sherman's army during the Civil War.

By November 1922, the hospital had grown too large for its quarters and moved to its current DeKalb County site on the Emory University campus. The new 275-bed facility was a gift of Asa G. Candler, philanthropist and founder of The Coca-Cola Company.

In the mid-1930s, our name was changed to Emory University Hospital. The university and the hospital bear the name of Bishop John Emory, who presided at a meeting of the Georgia Methodist Conference in 1834 when delegates decided to establish a Methodist college in Georgia.

Committed to patient care, teaching and research, Emory University Hospital has established a solid foundation for outstanding quality health care, leadership and medical integrity for Atlantans and the Southeast.