North Fulton Hospital and commercial real estate developer Duke Realty hosted a grand opening event for the North Fulton Medical Plaza last night.
The new 52,000-square-foot medical office building will enable the hospital to enhance outpatient care to suburban Atlanta counties.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony showcased two of the hospital’s core outpatient facilities - the Pain and Spine Center and Roswell Imaging Center. The new facility provides the hospital with an opportunity to grow their pain management and diagnostic imaging services in an updated, functional-design layout.
“This new facility is an important commitment by North Fulton Hospital to meet the local need for a state-of-the-art medical office building,” said Debbie Keel, chief executive officer of North Fulton Hospital. “This will build on our more than a quarter of a century of service to residents and strengthen our ties to the community. We also expect the new facility will serve as an excellent tool for recruiting talented physicians.”
The Pain and Spine Clinic has been built to ambulatory surgery–center standards, which are more stringent than regulations covering typical medical office buildings. The space includes larger recovery rooms and operating rooms to accommodate more medical equipment.
The new facility features spa-like design elements in the registration area and in Roswell Imaging Center, a women’s imaging/diagnostic center; a two-level atrium; high ceilings; and canopy-covered drop-off/pick-up areas on the ground and first floors. The building is connected on the ground and first floors to North Fulton Hospital’s adjacent parking deck and also includes 77 surface parking spaces.