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Eastside hospital drops 'Emory' from name

SNELLVILLE — The Snellville hospital formerly known as Emory Eastside Medical Center dropped the “Emory” from its name Friday, as parent company HCA officially became its sole owner.

Emory Healthcare and HCA announced last July that the partnership forged in 1998 at Eastside would be dissolved in coming months, with HCA assuming full ownership of the Snellville campus while Emory bought out the organization’s shares in Emory Johns Creek Hospital.

The name switch was completed Friday.

“We are proud to operate Eastside Medical Center and look forward to the opportunity to continue providing high-quality health care services to the citizens of Gwinnett County and the surrounding communities,” said Larry Kloess, president of HCA’s TriStar Health System.

Eastside Medical Center is now operated completely by HCA, a Nashville-based company whose website bills it as the nation’s leading provider of health care services, saying it manages 163 hospitals in 20 states.

The hospital is currently in the process of several expansion projects, including a new medical office building and expansion of its emergency department.

“We will work to ensure a seamless transition for employees and physicians, and certainly with no disruption to our patients, as our partnership with Emory Healthcare comes to an end,” Kloess said.

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