WellStar East Cobb Health Park opened its doors September 15, serving as a comprehensive, one-stop shop for outpatient medical needs. Patients will now be able to see their doctor, have necessary tests performed and get prescriptions filled in one convenient location. East Cobb Health Park is an example of WellStar's commitment to creating innovative healthcare solutions that improve access and decrease cost.
The three-story 162,000 square-foot East Cobb Health Park is WellStar's second health park. A similar facility has received rave reviews since it opened in Acworth two years ago. The health park concept brings primary and specialty physician offices together with comprehensive diagnostics, laboratory services, rehabilitation therapy, urgent care, a retail pharmacy, among other services. At the East Cobb facility, an outpatient surgery center is expected to open mid-2015.
"At WellStar Health System, we are focused on bringing world-class healthcare to our community, while improving access and cost," said Reynold Jennings, CEO of WellStar Health System. "WellStar East Cobb Health Park was designed with the patient in mind, delivering convenience and high quality care. This facility is something the East Cobb community can be proud of."
The East Cobb Community was very involved in the construction of the facility, providing input and suggestions throughout the process.
"WellStar has furthered its commitment to our community with another beautiful facility, filling a much needed gap in outpatient medical services for East Cobb," said Sharon Mason, chief operating officer for the Cobb Chamber of Commerce, who lives in East Cobb with her husband and daughter. "I am excited that WellStar is making doctor visits and having tests performed so easy. East Cobb families will benefit from the convenience of such quality care."
Outpatient medical services are a major growth area in the healthcare industry with growth expected to top 23 percent nationally over the next decade.
"A health park is all about bringing outpatient and physician services directly to the communities we serve," said Joe Brywczynski, senior vice president health parks development. "Residents no longer will have to endure long drive times, frustrating traffic congestion and multiple trips to access their health services at various locations. By combining and coordinating services under one roof, we will improve patient and family convenience and access to their outpatient care needs. The health park is truly a one-stop-shop opportunity."
The new health park is located at 3747 Roswell Road NE, Marietta, Ga. It includes a wide array of services:
- Primary Care Providers and Medical Specialists
- Comprehensive Diagnostic Center (Imaging, Women's Imaging, Lab & Pre-admission Testing)
- Outpatient Surgery Center (opening targeted at July 1, 2015)
- Urgent Care Center
- Breast Center (planned)
- Spine Center (planned)
- Cardiac Diagnostics
- Sleep Center
- Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine (OrthoSport WellStar)
- Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation
- Retail Pharmacy
- Lactation Consulting
- Community Education & Wellness Center
- Parkside Bistro
These services will be integrated with a multi-specialty mix of physicians to include a strong foundation of primary care physicians: family physicians, internal medicine, pediatrics and OB/GYN services and specialists will include cardiologists, pulmonologists, ENT, neurosurgery, pain management, chiropractic care, vascular surgery, general surgery, allergy/asthma, endocrinology, urology and orthopedics.
Two additional health parks are planned in Vinings and Cherokee County.
SOURCE WellStar Health System