10 Things to Know About Emory University Hospital

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Atlanta-based Emory University Hospital has served the acutely-ill for more than 100 years, and it is consistently recognized as one of the top U.S. hospitals in several different specialties, such as cardiology and transplantation.

Here are 10 things to know about Emory University Hospital, which is part of the Emory Healthcare system, according to its website and other sources.

1. Robert Bachman is CEO of Emory University Hospital. He began his healthcare career as a respiratory therapist and was formerly the director of respiratory services at Emory University Hospital Midtown and Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.

2. James Hatcher, a certified public accountant, serves as CFO of Emory Healthcare, which includes Emory University Hospital and the other subsidiary hospitals.

3. Emory University Hospital has 587 beds, which includes a 20-bed psychiatric facility, 102 intensive care unit beds, a 56-bed rehabilitation center and a nine-bed clinical research center supported by the National Institutes of Health.

4. The hospital is staffed by more than 1,000 faculty members of the Emory University School of Medicine, and there are more than 9,000 employees across the entire health system.

5. In Emory University Hospital's most recent fiscal year, total revenue equaled roughly $1.68 billion. Net income totaled $63 million, resulting in a 3.8 percent profit margin.

6. Emory University Hospital treats more than 24,000 inpatients and 80,000 outpatients every year. Its emergency department also sees roughly 26,000 patients annually.

7. The hospital consistently ranks among U.S. News & World Report's top hospitals. Last year alone, Emory University Hospital was ranked as the top hospital in Atlanta and was nationally ranked in 10 different adult specialties.

8. Emory University Hospital originally opened as Wesley Memorial Hospital in 1904 with 50 beds and was run in a downtown Atlanta mansion.

9. Emory University Hospital is the only multiple organ transplant center in the state of Georgia, and the first corneal transplant in the state was performed at the hospital in 1947.

10. Neuroscience is another pioneering specialty for Emory University Hospital, as it was the first hospital in the United States to offer microelectrode-guided pallidotomy for treating Parkinson's disease.

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