Area residents have an opportunity to get an early look at the new emergency department and expanded surgical services unit at Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton during an open house
Saturday, Aug. 25. Tours will be available of the new expansion from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Parking is available in the parking deck on Ambulance Drive adjacent to the new emergency department.
Visitors will have the opportunity to tour the new, 40-bed emergency department, featuring spacious new trauma rooms, a new “fast track” approach for minor medical emergencies, two airy new atriums, a massive freshwater aquarium and turtle habitat and more. Also on display will be some of the new, 550-square foot operating suites that have been added to the hospital, as well as information on how the new space will be used to continue to further patient care in west Georgia.
“This new expansion is going to have a major impact on health care in our community,” said Loy Howard, president and CEO of Tanner Health System. “We’re very excited to showcase these new facilities, and I hope people will make a point of coming by to see first-hand what’s available now right here in Carrollton.”
History also will be on display. Visitors can view including artifacts from some of the region’s earliest physicians, and Bistro ’49—a new café serving upscale sandwiches, soups and Starbucks coffees—is named to honor the year Tanner Memorial Hospital opened more than 60 years ago.
This will be the only time the emergency and surgical services spaces will be on public display. The new spaces will begin to serve patients in early September.
For more information on Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton’s facilities and services, visit www.tanner.org.
UPDATE: The Open House will be delayed due to a malfunction of the building's fire safety system. From Tanner: At approximately 9 p.m. Thursday evening, Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton's new emergency department expansion experienced a failure of the fire suppression line, causing the release of large quantities of water, covering the entire first floor in about two inches. Fire alarm systems were automatically activated and the Carrollton Fire Department responded within minutes.
Tanner employees from literally all parts of the organization worked side-by-side with fire department officials into the night to clear the area of water and debris, removing furniture, artwork and clinical equipment from harm's way.
The water involved in the failure was fresh water from the city’s water system. Anything that was damaged will be removed and replaced.
"While we believe this accident has not caused any serious damage to our new hospital areas, it is in the best interest and safety of our community members of postpone our Saturday open house until we are able to more thoroughly restore the area to its original condition," said Loy Howard, president and CEO of Tanner Health System.
"Over the next few weeks, the damage will be evaluated to determine the amount of restoration needed. Tanner officials will work closely with contractors to ensure that all areas are back to the original, state-of-the-art condition that our patients deserve."
Tanner officials will make a decision on a new open house date within the coming weeks.
“We take great pride in our facilities, and we want to ensure that visitors and patients receive the exceptional experience they’ve come to expect from Tanner,” said Howard.
Main Photo: The new atrium along Clinic Avenue at Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton will serve surgical services patients and outpatient visitors.
The space will be ready for the public open house on Saturday, Aug. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Inside the new rotunda at the corner of Ambulance Drive and Clinic Avenue at Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton is a waiting area for the hospital’s new emergency department, as well as an 1,100-gallon, museum quality freshwater aquarium and turtle habitat.
The interior of one of the two new atriums at Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton that will be on display during the public open house on Aug. 25. At left is a new information desk and a new registration desk. Furniture for the space will be in place by Saturday’s open house.
Experience the exceptional during a public open house of the new emergency department and surgical services unit at Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton on
Saturday, Aug. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.