Atlanta Medical closes ER before full shutdown

ATLANTA, GA – Beginning at 7 a.m. Friday, the emergency department of the Atlanta Medical Center no longer works, according to a notice from Wellstar Health System.

Despite the backlash, Wellstar has been preparing for weeks to close the medical center completely.

Fox 5 Atlanta previously reported that Wellstar lost over $100 million in 2021 via AMC.

The medical center will close in its entirety on November 1. Several AMC-affiliated establishments will close or relocate by November 18.

“AMC has served the people of this city for over 100 years. At Wellstar, we feel privileged to have been a small part of this legacy, and we recognize the important role the hospital has played in the community. services, Wellstar’s top priority is to protect patient safety,” reads a notice from Wellstar.

Fox 5 reported that Atlanta patients requiring urgent treatment will be taken to Grady Memorial Hospital or Emory Midtown Hospital.

Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens renewed a moratorium in early October preventing any further redevelopment of the Atlanta Medical Center.

Its order mandates the denial of new applications for rezoning, building permits, land disturbance permits, special use permits, special administrative permits, subdivisions, repotting, and lot consolidations for related projects. to the 15 land parcels of the AMC.

Here is a complete list of AMC-affiliated facilities that will close or relocate:

Offices in AMC Medical Office Buildings

  • Wellstar Global Orthopedics at 285 Boulevard NE – Conversion to non-Wellstar private practice on November 30
  • Wellstar Internal Medicine at 285 Boulevard NE – Moving to 1790 Mulkey Road, Suite 5A, Austell, November 21
  • Wellstar Surgical Specialists of Atlanta at 315 Boulevard NE – Moving (no location listed)
  • Wellstar Orthopedic Surgery at 320 Parkway Drive NE – Moving to 55 Whitcher St., Suite 130, Marietta, November 1
  • Wellstar Neurosurgery at 285 Boulevard NE – Closing November 18
  • Wellstar OB/GYN at 285 Boulevard NE – Closing November 1
  • Wellstar Rheumatology at 285 Boulevard NE – Closing November 18, offices at other locations
  • Wellstar Primary Care at 670 Dekalb Ave. – Moving to 4441 Atlanta Road SE, Suite 216, Smyrna, on November 14
  • Wellstar Family Medicine at 3355 Cascade Road – Closing November 18
  • Wellstar Family Medicine at 1136 Cleveland Ave. – Closing on November 18
  • Wellstar General Surgery at 1136 Cleveland Ave. – Closing on November 18
  • Wellstar Family Medicine at 560 Amsterdam Ave. – Closing on November 18
  • Wellstar Cardiovascular Medicine at 229 Peachtree St. NE – Closing November 18
  • Wellstar Cardiovascular Medicine at 3886 Princeton Lakes Way SW – Closing November 7
  • Wellstar Urogynaecology at 3886 Princeton Lakes Way SW – Closing November 18
  • Wellstar Urology at 3886 Princeton Lakes Way SW – Closed September 30

Offices in other locations

  • Wellstar Primary Care at 670 Dekalb Ave. – Moving to 4441 Atlanta Road SE, Suite 216, Smyrna, on November 14
  • Wellstar Family Medicine at 3355 Cascade Road – Closing November 18
  • Wellstar Family Medicine at 1136 Cleveland Ave. – Closing on November 18
  • Wellstar General Surgery at 1136 Cleveland Ave. – Closing on November 18
  • Wellstar Family Medicine at 560 Amsterdam Ave. – Closing on November 18
  • Wellstar Cardiovascular Medicine at 229 Peachtree St. NE – Closing November 18
  • Wellstar Cardiovascular Medicine at 3886 Princeton Lakes Way SW – Closing November 7
  • Wellstar Urogynaecology at 3886 Princeton Lakes Way SW – Closing November 18
  • Wellstar Urology at 3886 Princeton Lakes Way SW – Closed September 30