“One-Stop Shop” Fills Need in Community
WellStar is midway through construction on a Vinings healthcare facility that will bring much needed medical care to the Vinings, Smyrna and South Cobb community. Bringing high-quality outpatient services close to home, the facility is expected to open its doors September 2017.
“The new Vinings Health Park will bring an array of essential healthcare services to the heart of this community,” says Joe Brywczynski, senior vice president of WellStar Health Park Development. “Like other WellStar health parks, the community-based facility will make it easier and much more convenient for patients to have outpatient procedures, diagnostic testing, physician visits and even pick up their prescriptions in this one-stop location.”
The new three-level, 162,000 square foot facility will primarily serve residents in the South Cobb County area as well as Northwest Fulton County.
Planned services at the new Vinings Health Park include diagnostic testing, such as medical imaging, lab, cardiac and sleep studies. It will also house urgent care, physical therapy, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, a pharmacy, community education, health screening and wellness services and a café. Future plans include an outpatient surgery center.
These services will be integrated with physician practices including primary care – family and internal medicine, pediatrics and obstetrics/gynecology – and specialty care in cardiology, pulmonology, rheumatology, endocrinology, allergy/asthma, urology, vascular surgery, ENT, general surgery, orthopedics and neurosurgery.
“Patient feedback has been overwhelmingly positive regarding our health parks concept. This fills a need and provides valuable access to healthcare in our community,” says Amy Carrier, president of WellStar Cobb Hospital. “We anticipate the same level of care and positive patient experience at the Vinings Health Park in order to become the patient’s and family’s destination point and first choice for all their outpatient services.”
This is the third WellStar health park; the two existing facilities are in East Cobb and Acworth. Vinings Health Park will be located at 4441 Atlanta Rd. SE, near I-285 and Cumberland Parkway.
About WellStar Health System
WellStar Health System is the largest not-for-profit health system in Georgia and serves a population of more than 1.4 million residents in five counties. The vision of WellStar is to deliver world-class healthcare. A national leader in the transformation of healthcare delivery, WellStar launched the Center for Health Transformation and has partnered with the Georgia Tech Research Institute leading to far-reaching effects on healthcare both locally and nationally. WellStar is regularly listed as a top employer nationally—most recently on the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list. WellStar includes WellStar Kennestone Regional Medical Center (anchored by WellStar Kennestone Hospital) and WellStar Cobb, Douglas, Paulding and Windy Hill hospitals; WellStar Medical Group; Urgent Care Centers; Health Parks; Pediatric Center; Health Place; Homecare; Hospice; Atherton Place; Paulding Nursing and Rehabilitation Center; and the WellStar Foundation. For more information, call 770.956.STAR or visit WellStar.org.