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EUH tower opens

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The first patients moved into the new Emory University Hospital (EUH) tower last August. Surgical oncology patient Crystal McCollum (above center and below right) was the first inpatient to cross over Clifton Road via the two-level pedestrian bridge that connects EUH with the tower. Wendy Delaserna 06N (below left), McCollum's primary nurse, prepared her for the move. The nine-level tower contains 232 patient beds, including 40 critical care beds, to accommodate surgical oncology, hematology and medical oncology, bone marrow transplant, and solid organ transplant patients. It also expands diagnostic and treatment spaces, anesthesiology pre-operative services, and radiology. Nurses will fill about a third of the 500 new jobs created by the tower's opening.

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The new Emory University Hospital Tower opened its first two levels and parking deck to the public in August 2017. To ready the staff and building for the grand opening, a "Day in the Life" event was held last June.

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"Emory University Hospital Tower tests new building and systems with "Day in the Life" exercise" (July  14, 2017)

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