SOUTH FORSYTH — Two new branches of a metro Atlanta hospital have recently opened in Forsyth County.
Emory Johns Creek has added a satellite imaging center at 634 Peachtree Parkway (Hwy. 141) to increase access to general diagnostic imaging services and CT scans.
Emory Johns Creek Hospital Imaging Center is a 2,299-square-foot space that previously operated under Saint Joseph’s Hospital.
Chrystal Barnes, director of the center, noted that convenience was a big factor in the decision.
“Our new location not only provides a convenient outpatient imagine location for patients in south Forsyth,” she said in a statement. “It also provides additional access to imaging for our physicians.
The center is open from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
A second space, Emory Johns Creek Hospital Hyperbarics and Wound Care Services, has opened on the second floor of the Physicians Immediate Med building at 2575 Peachtree Parkway, where it meets Mathis Airport Road.
The 3,000-square-foot office provides treatment for patients with “complex or non-healing wounds” caused by diabetes and vascular disease, among other diseases, according to a hospital news release.
Officials at Emory Johns Creek said the need for “severe wound care treatment” has grown in the past decade due to an aging population and higher rates of such diseases. Patients undergoing cancer treatments can also develop wounds and lesions that are difficult to heal.
“When we pair our superior wound healing services and advanced modalities with a compassionate interdisciplinary approach,” said Carolyn Davidson, program director of the new center, “we do so much more than treat wounds.”