Children’s Healthcare files proposal for new $1.3B hospital

Things are moving along for the new Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston campus in Brookhaven.

Egleston has filed a certificate of need for its $1.3 billion hospital. Certificates like these are required by the state for new or expanded healthcare services or facilities.

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According to a Brian Brodrick, CHOA at Egleston representative, their certificate is a projection of what CHOA needs “to continue to meet the need of Georgia’s kids.”

The hospital will be part of the new Children’s campus on North Druid Hills Road near I-85, replacing the current Egleston facility.

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When completed, the campus will include a 446-bed hospital, support staff buildings, the Center for Advanced Pediatrics, and more than 20 acres of green space. In total, the new facilities will cost $1.5 billion.

“We are designing the North Druid Hills campus with an intense focus on creating the best care experience for our patients and their families,” said Brodrick.

Representatives say that the Center for Advanced Pediatrics will be the first building on the campus and it will open next month.

Construction for the new hospital will begin in 2020 and is expected to open in 2025.

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