Clifton Campus Expansion

Clifton Campus Expansion

If you’ve been on the Clifton Campus, you’ve noticed a lot of construction happening! The variety of projects taking place are preparing for the arrival of the new hospital tower, which will provide additional beds and clinical space on the Clifton Campus. Keep checking this site for the latest updates on our building progress, upcoming projects and photos.

Also, read the J-Wing, Building our future together EUH Expansion newsletter for insights into the project. The May 2016 edition answers your most frequently asked questions surrounding the construction of the J-Wing hospital bed tower. When will the building open? What will be in the building? What will be the dining options? All these questions are answered and more! You can find your copy to download under the EUH Expansion newsletter box on the right of your screen!

Details on the new bed tower

Proposed design

PFAs aid in the design of acute care patient rooms

The interior design for the patient tower began January 2015. The J-Wing project team created a mock-up acute care patient unit in the EUH expansion project trailer and invited physicians, nurses, direct support care providers, administrators and patient and family advisors to provide their feedback.

The goal of the unit was to partner with these user groups to develop a patient-focused room design that considered everything from cabinet location, window and door sizes, toilet and sink location, flooring, to outlet and light switch placement.

We would especially like to thank the Patient and Family Advisors (PFAs) who participated. PFAs are patients that have experienced health care services in the Emory Healthcare system or are family members of Emory Healthcare patients. Their input helped design a patient room that can provide an enhanced patient/family experience. In addition, PFAs have given valuable feedback in all areas of the J-Wing construction project.

To date, more than 300 individuals have participated in the array of standing and ad-hoc committees, as well as user groups. These teams provided helpful insight in a variety of areas, including creating more efficient layouts and design for critical care teams, and helping the design teams think about space and planning opportunities, based on the unique clinical needs of the services being offered in the new tower.

By the time of its anticipated 2017 opening, the J-Wing will hold 215 patient beds, patient care units for cancer and transplant, diagnostic and treatment spaces, ICU rooms and general medical/surgery rooms.

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
  • Assignment of patient care units to specific levels of the J-wing is a crucial step, not just for the J-wing, but also for re-programming of current EUH facilities and units. 
  • The next phase of programming, planning and phasing will occupy much of 2016. 



EUH Expansion Progress Reports

May 2016

April 2016

February 2016

September 2015

May 2015

Updates on Bridges and Concourses

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The patient- and family-centered facility includes:

-210 patient beds

-450,000 square feet and nine levels

-Patient care units for cancer and transplant (liver, pancreas, kidney)

-Diagnostic and treatment spaces

-ICU rooms

-General medical/surgery rooms

-500 underground parking spaces

-A new pedestrian bridge concourse will connect EUH, Emory Clinic and the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University to the new building.

90-Day Project Look Ahead

- Patient room construction begins on level eight.

- Interior paint and finishes begin in the parking deck.

- Installation of steel for the bridge that crosses over Clifton Road will be completed in July 2016.

- Valet scaffolding is removed.

- North tower construction will reach the top level in July 2016.