Emory Eastside to break ground on 2 projects

SNELLVILLE — Emory Eastside Medical Center will break ground on two expansion projects this morning.

A third medical office building to house more physicians is scheduled to be completed sometime in the middle of next year. Hospital and community officials will also break ground on an emergency department expansion.

Currently the medical office building is designed to be a 40,000-square-foot facility on the north side of the hospital’s current campus.

“It’s being designed in a way that it can expand both horizontally and vertically,” Emory Eastside COO Dustin Greene said earlier this month. “It could be up to 120,000 square feet long-term.”

Emory Eastside’s current emergency room has 31 beds and sees about 600 ambulances a month. The expanded version with have 40 beds and a new, high-end CT scanner.