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Ownership transition under way at hospital
Emory purchasing Johns Creek facility
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Forsyth County News

Emory Johns Creek Hospital likely won't look any different to patients, but over the next few months the facility will be undergoing an ownership transition

Emory Healthcare will purchase the hospital from HCA, which will assume full ownership of Eastside Medical Center in Gwinnett County.

John T. Fox, Emory Healthcare president and chief executive officer, said in a statement that Emory and HCA first forged a partnership in 1998.

The goal, he said, was “to build on their long-standing reputations for delivering quality health care services and to develop a new hospital in the growing Johns Creek community.”

The two organizations are working together to provide information to employees about the transition of payroll and other benefits.

Since opening in 2007, Emory Johns Creek Hospital has “established an outstanding reputation as a quality health care provider," Fox said.

"This transaction will expand and enhance our ability to deliver community-based health care to this rapidly growing and diverse segment of metropolitan Atlanta,” he said.

Both Fox and Larry Kloess, president of HCA’s TriStar Division, said they expect no immediate changes in executive leadership at either facility.

“The relationship between Emory Healthcare and HCA has always been very amicable and mutually respectful,” Kloess said.  

“Our organizations share a deep-rooted commitment to delivering the very best possible health care services and we will work collaboratively and effectively to ensure a seamless transition for employees and physicians ... with no disruption to our patients.”

Emory Johns Creek President and CEO John Quinlivan said the hospital will continue to serve its community and support the community physicians who have been vital to its growth and development.

“These are outstanding physicians who know first hand the needs of this area and who, equally with the hospital, are unwavering in their focus to provide patients the highest quality of care with the utmost service,” Quinlivan said.

“This is our mission. This is who we are. This is what our community has come to expect of us and this remains our commitment to them.”