Citing the economy, Atlanta-based Emory Healthcare has put on hold several new healthcare construction projects that included a new hospital and had a total value of about $1.5 billion.
Due to the current economic situation, Emory Healthcare is temporarily suspending the major design and construction of planned new inpatient and outpatient healthcare facilities, including a new hospital and outpatient facilities on its main campus and a new medical inpatient/outpatient tower at its midtown Atlanta campus, according to an e-mail sent to Modern Healthcare and attributed to Emory Healthcare President and Chief Executive Officer John Fox.
The plans included about $1.1 billion for hospitals and clinic facilities, with the addition of 300 combined beds, and the balance for added medical research capacity, the e-mail stated.
We will continue to pursue smaller, incremental facilities improvements within existing facilities and smaller construction projects already under way, including a new school of public health building for the Woodruff Health Sciences Center, according to the e-mail. "We will resume the overall facilities design and construction as our resources and the economy allow.