ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Construction is underway on a new one-stop health center in Avalon.
On June 4, WellStar Health System held a groundbreaking ceremony for the WellStar Avalon Health Park – a facility that will house both primary and specialty physician practices. Medical practices and departments will include cardiac diagnostics, OrthoSport Physical Therapy, urgent care, pediatrics, lab outreach services and OB/GYN. It will be located at 2450 Old Milton Parkway, Alpharetta.
“WellStar is always seeking innovative ways to increase patient access to world-class healthcare, and we have found our network of health parks to be very successful at doing just that,” said Joe Brywczynski, senior vice president of WellStar Health Parks Administration & Development. “We are thrilled to bring this innovative, one-stop shop for outpatient healthcare services to patients and families of Alpharetta as it will complement the variety of WellStar outpatient and inpatient services in the area, including WellStar North Fulton Hospital located just a few miles away.”
The two-story, 40,000-square-foot facility is expected to see over 80,000 outpatient procedures and patient visits in the North Fulton area its first full year of operation. It is expected to create 50-75 new jobs.
The total cost of the project is approximately $15 million, and its completion is scheduled for summer 2019.
“WellStar North Fulton Hospital has been a fixture in this community for years,” said Jon-Paul Croom, WellStar senior vice president and president of WellStar North Fulton Hospital. “The opening of the WellStar Avalon Health Park creates a wonderful opportunity for patients and consumers to experience the high-quality care they have come to expect at the hospital in an outpatient setting.”
WellStar is one of the largest health systems in Georgia and includes 240 medical office locations and 11 hospitals.
A new mobile app makes connecting information between these offices and hospitals easier for patients.
“With WellStar Connect, our electronic medical record platform, a patient’s medical record follows them wherever they go across the system,” Croom said. “[It] is available to the patient online and on our mobile app.”
The Avalon center is one of five WellStar Health Parks. Existing health parks are located in Acworth, East Cobb and Vinings, while construction is already underway for the Cherokee Health Park at Holly Springs.
Combined, the health parks are estimated to treat over 564,000 patients in 2018.
For information on WellStar, its services and projects, visit wellstar.org.