Grady Health System is constructing a 225,000 SF center for advanced surgical services (CASS)and a 330,000 SF parking deck on land adjacent to the main hospital.
Planning for the Project began in 2016 when the Sponsor acquired the land from the Fulton County Health Department. The need for Project arose when Grady reached bed and operating room capacity, with these spatial limitations becoming detrimental to Grady’s ability to serve the Atlanta metro area as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The services programmed to be a part of the CASS include 8 operating rooms, 4 endoscopy rooms, the Cancer Center, surgical clinics including orthopedics, general surgery, ENT, oral surgery, and the Eye Center. Support services to these programs include imaging, pharmacy, lab, central sterile supply and common support spaces.
By constructing the new CASS, the Sponsor will be able to separate ambulatory services from inpatient services, allowing for improved efficiencies and capacity for growth in both ambulatory and inpatient services. The expansion will increase Grady’s surgical clinic capacity by 45% and surgery capacity by 25%. Further, as a result of moving a portion of the services from the main hospital to the new CASS, it will enable the main hospital to increase its bed capacity by approximately 50 beds. Additionally, the new integrated parking deck will make access to Grady more convenient for patients and their families.