Emory breaks ground on new 180,000-sq.-foot orthopedic, spine institute

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Atlanta-based Emory Healthcare broke ground on the Emory Musculoskeletal Institute in Brookhaven, Ga., Oct. 4.

Four things to know:

1. The 180,000-square-foot facility will include orthopedics, spine, physical therapy and imaging in one location. Patients will also have access to ambulatory surgery within the center.

2. In addition to clinical care, the new building will include clinical and discovery research support space.

3. Emory designed the building to meet LEED-certification and more than 95 percent of stormwater and runoff water will be contained through a bioswales system, retention pods and underground stormwater systems for onsite water management. The facility will also include strategic lighting to reduce light pollution and smart building technology to lower energy consumption.

4. Construction is anticipated to begin in the second quarter of 2021.

"From the location choice to architecture design to staffing, the formation of the Emory Musculoskeletal Institute directly aligns with Emory Healthcare's mission to serve humanity by improving health through integration of education, discovery and healthcare delivery," said Jonathan S. Lewin, MD, president and CEO and chairman of the board of Emory Healthcare.

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