News Release: University News

Feb. 13,  2009

Emory Crawford Long Hospital Renamed Emory University Hospital Midtown

From Woodruff Health Sciences Center News

Emory University has renamed Emory Crawford Long Hospital to Emory University Hospital Midtown (EUHM), effective today following the Emory University Board of Trustees’ decision.

For over 70 years, Emory’s midtown hospital has been wholly owned and operated by Emory University. The hospital will continue its growth in research and clinical trials, educating the next generation of health professionals, and providing the latest and most advanced medical technology and patient care.

"Today’s decision emphasizes the importance of Emory University Hospital Midtown within our health system,” says James W. Wagner, PhD, president of Emory University. “Being more clearly affiliated with Emory in the public eye will help expand upon the hospital’s 100-year tradition of providing outstanding care to people in metro Atlanta and throughout the region.”

Fred Sanfilippo, MD, PhD, Emory’s executive vice president for health affairs and chair of Emory Healthcare, says, “Changing Emory Crawford Long to Emory University Hospital Midtown will fuel progress toward the Woodruff Health Sciences Center’s goal of being the 21st century model for an academic health sciences and services center. By clarifying the hospital’s relationship with Emory’s entire health system, the new name will enhance its already impressive reputation in the community – enabling even greater opportunities for cutting-edge research, world-class education and high-quality patient- and family-centered care.”

Emory’s Midtown hospital celebrated its 100-year anniversary in 2008, and is an important part of Atlanta’s health care history and heritage.

Today, EUHM is a 511-bed community-based, acute care teaching facility. Chief Operating Officer Dane Peterson leads the hospital with its nearly 2,900 employees, 947 Emory medical faculty and nearly 537 private practice community physicians. The hospital is well known for services in cardiology, cardiac surgery, neurosurgery, cancer, gastroenterology, emergency medicine and weight management. Women’s services include prenatal and postnatal education, bone density testing, mammography and obstetrics, with a specialization in high-risk pregnancy.

“Emory University, being more visible on the hospital’s campus between the Peachtrees, will strengthen the hospital’s position as a symbolic gateway between Midtown and Downtown,” says John T. Fox, CEO of Emory Healthcare. “This visibility along the connector and public transportation lines will highlight Emory University Hospital Midtown as the clinical powerhouse it is amidst the heart of Atlanta’s business district and exploding live-work-play growth.”

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