Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta announced today its plans for investing in its facilities across its system, including a new pediatric hospital at its campus at North Druid Hills Road. The new hospital will be a full service hospital for inpatient medical care and will likely be a total investment in the range of $1 billion to $1.3 billion.

Construction on the campus has already has begun for the previously announced  Center for Advanced Pediatrics, a 260,000-square-foot outpatient facility that will house 457 physicians and employees, and anticipates managing more than 100,000 patient visits in the first year. Pulmonology, neurology, cardiology and diabetes will move into the new building. Almost an entire floor will be dedicated to treatment and research for breathing and airways, bringing together the areas of pulmonology, allergy/immunology, cystic fibrosis and sleep. Basic imaging and phlebotomy services will be available in-house and a pediatric research center will provide a dedicated location for patients to participate in clinical research trials.

Additional 2017 initiatives include:

  • Opening of 46 new licensed beds and 14 observation beds at Scottish Rite hospital in 2017
  • Expansion of the emergency department at Hughes Spalding hospital by summer 2017
  • Planning for additional beds at Egleston to meet demand until the new hospital opens
  • Construction of an outpatient facility at Town Center
  • Addition of a new urgent care center in Hamilton Creek in 2017
  • Expansion of specialty services and urgent care at Hudson Bridge
  • Expansion of specialty services in Cherokee
  • Construction of a new urgent care center in the Chamblee/Brookhaven area

After construction of the new hospital at North Druid Hills is complete, Children’s will no longer operate an inpatient facility at Egleston. Future plans for the use of the Egleston campus have not been determined.