Details on the new bed tower

If you’ve been on the Clifton Campus, you’ve noticed a lot of construction happening! The variety of projects taking place is in preparation for the arrival of the new J-Wing bed tower, which will house transplant and oncology services, as well as complement of critical care units.

The 450,000-square-foot, $400 million, state-of-the-art facility will join Emory University Hospital via a two-story bridge crossing Clifton Road, allowing the hospital to expand its services and expert care, while creating an integrated, welcoming and spacious environment for patients and their families. The bridge concourse will also connect the new addition to Emory Clinic and the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.

The hospital addition will open its doors to patients in the summer of 2017. It will contain 232 patient beds, 40 of which are critical care beds. Careful planning and detail have gone into the design of each room, furniture, equipment and the surrounding care environment. Keep checking this site for the latest updates on our building progress, upcoming projects and photos.

Read the EUH Expansion newsletter for insights into the project. The latest edition provides a 2016 Year in Review featuring all of our progress and milestones. Find your copy to download below! Printed copies are also available at EUH in areas frequented by patients.

Assignment of Patient Care Units

  • Planning and design teams with representation from physicians, nurses, direct support care providers, administrators, and patient and family advisors have been regularly meeting for many months.
  • To date, more than 100 individuals have participated in the array of standing and ad-hoc committees, as well as user group teams. These teams have provided tremendous input based upon the evaluation criteria, including enhancing the patient/family experience, optimizing operational efficiencies for clinical care teams, evaluating the necessary associations for spaces and related infrastructure, and considering unique space planning opportunities for our care models.

After full consideration of input by these teams, the final recommendation for assignment of patient care units to specific levels of the J-wing was recently made to the EUH Expansion Program Executive Committee who unanimously approved the recommendation as follows (view a map below):

  • Level 9 –Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Level 8 – Hematology & Medical Oncology
  • Level 7 – Surgical Specialties, including Surgical Oncology, Urology, Gynecology and Gynecology Oncology
  • Level 6 – Solid Organ Transplant (kidney, liver and pancreas)
  • Level 5 (South) – Critical Care
  • Level 5 (North) – Unassigned
  • Level 4 - Under development
  • Level 3 - Under development
  • Level 2 - Food services and retail
  • Level 1 - Anesthesia Pre-op Clinic and Imaging
  • Underground parking

90-Day Project Look Ahead

  • Framing throughout the tower will be completed.
  • Construction for a new elevator bay and new stairwell for Clinic A lobby will be completed.
  • Millwork and other finishes will be completed on level 1.
  • Power will be permanently generated to the hospital tower.
  • Glass installation will begin on the bridge over Clifton Road.