The hospital landscape in metropolitan Atlanta is as much a reflection of the city’s growth as any of the traditional economic indicators. It wasn’t so long ago that the choice of hospital was driven by where your doctor had privileges, without concern for geography. Fortunately, hospital systems now recognize the need to provide residents access to any treatment they need, from simple procedures to the latest in medical technology, no matter where they live. The metro area boasts health care systems that consistently rank as some of the best in the county in everything from maternity care to cancer treatment.
In Cobb County, the WellStar network of hospitals was one of the first in the metro area to adopt advanced robotic surgical techniques for a variety of cardiac and gynecological procedures. In fact, one of its physicians performed the world’s first laparoscopic gallbladder removals, and has since trained more than 15,000 surgeons to perform the procedure. WellStar also has a network of clinics and hospice facilities that can care for patients at every stage of life. Below is information on just a few of the outstanding medical facilities located right here in Cobb County.
Emory-Adventist Hospital | (770) 434-0710
Located in Smyrna, Emory-Adventist offers everything from imaging and nutritional counseling to orthopedic specialty services, emergency services and a sleep lab. As the only Christian hospital in Cobb County, Emory-Adventist hospital attends to both patients’ physical and spiritual needs. The hospital is operated by Adventist Health System, the world’s largest Protestant health care system. With a full calendar of classes, seminars and other events, Emory-Adventist works hard to keep the community healthy and happy.
WellStar Health System | (770) 956-STAR (7827)
This nonprofit system includes Cobb, Douglas, Kennestone, Paulding and Windy Hill hospitals; WellStar Medical Group; seven urgent care centers; Health Place, a fitness center that also provides massage therapists and nutritional counselors; home care; hospice; Atherton Place, an independent, personal care and memory care senior community; Paulding Nursing Center; and a variety of medical practices. WellStar Health System delivers world-class health care for more than 600,000 people in and around Atlanta. Specialists and primary care providers work in a multidisciplinary environment with more than 12,000 diverse team members throughout its five hospitals and physician offices.