MARIETTA, Ga., July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- WellStar Health System continues to advance community-based healthcare. On July 1, WellStar opened an Outpatient Surgery Center at the WellStar East Cobb Health Park, providing a convenient, close to home location for surgeries that do not require a hospital stay.
"Since WellStar first opened a health park in Acworth three years ago, our community has embraced the health park concept and the convenience it provides," said Candice Saunders, president & CEO of WellStar Health System. "Over the next decade, we expect to see outpatient services continue to grow. WellStar will continue to meet the healthcare needs of our communities through innovative solutions and world-class healthcare."
The state-of-the-art surgery center includes 20 private, prep/recovery rooms, three operating room suites and three procedure rooms. The center also provides onsite pathology support, a private patient discharge elevator and covered pick-up area separate from the Health Park's main entrance.
"The WellStar East Cobb Health Park is truly a one-stop-shop for all outpatient medical services," said Joe Brywczynski, senior vice president of health parks administration. "With the addition of the Outpatient Surgery Center, we will be better able to serve our community and bring them the leading service and exceptional experience they have grown to expect from WellStar."
The 162,000-square-foot WellStar East Cobb Health Park opened in September 2014, bringing primary and specialty physician offices together with comprehensive diagnostics, laboratory services, rehabilitation therapy, urgent care, a retail pharmacy, and now, an Outpatient Surgery Center.
The health park's physician mix includes family physicians, internal medicine, pediatrics and OB/GYN services. Specialty areas include cardiology, pulmonology, ENT, neurosurgery, pain management, chiropractic care, vascular surgery, general surgery, allergy/asthma, endocrinology, urology and orthopedics. Rheumatology will be added in August.
The WellStar East Cobb Health Park Outpatient Surgery Center is open Monday through Friday and is located at 3747 Roswell Road NE, Marietta, Ga. Visit www.wellstar.org or call 770-956-STAR (7827) for more information.
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.
SOURCE WellStar Health System