WellStar Vinings Health Park To Break Ground In February

Vinings Helath Park1The WellStar Vinings Health Park will hold a groundbreaking event this month as construction begins on the new 162,000 square foot health park at Atlanta Road and Cumberland Parkway.

“The ground breaking is coming up Feb. 25,” said Amy Carrier, president of WellStar Cobb Hospital at a recent meeting of the South Cobb Business Association.

Plans for the health park in Vinings include a wide array of comprehensive medical diagnostic testing services such as medical imaging, urgent care, lab and pre-admission testing, cardiac and sleep diagnostics, physical therapy and sports medicine, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, pharmacy and community education, health screening and wellness services.
WellStar operates similar Health Parks in Acworth, Woodstock and east Cobb.

“We are so excited that we are building one in the Smyrna/Vinings area, just outside the Perimeter,” Mrs. Carrier said.

According to Mrs. Carrier, plans ae to open this new facility in September 2017. “With the size and complexity of the facility, it takes a lot time to build.”

Some site preparation work has begun, leveling old buildings and getting the site ready.

“We are having construction meetings and community meetings to get ready for the facility,” she said. “It’s important that as we build this that we have interaction with our community. And that they understand the design elements, because it’s in their neighborhood.”

WellStar is addressing concerns about traffic, lighting and numerous other questions.

“People have a lot of questions and we are spending a lot of time getting their input and answering questions,” she said. “We are spending time with the community.”

The facility will be staffed with a multi-specialty mix of physicians to include a strong foundation of primary care physicians – family physicians, internal medicine, pediatrics and OB/GYN -and specialists, such as cardiologists, pulmonologists, ENT, gastroenterologists, surgeons, allergy/asthma, endocrinology and others based on community needs.

“It will be very similar to the other buildings in the Vinings area with the stone and wood,” she said. “We will be incorporating the elements of nature into the building has shown a difference in the healing of the patients.

The health park’s services will be linked together with all other WellStar facilities via an electronic medical record. This will greatly improve patient convenience and allow for better care coordination for patients.

“Inpatient surgical services will be supported by us at Cobb Hospital,” Mrs. Carrier said.

From the February 2016 issue of The Bright Side, Cobb County Georgia’s Newspaper covering Smyrna, Vinings, Mableton, Powder Springs and Austell, GA.