The largest emergency department (ED) in Georgia just passed a huge milestone. Wellstar Kennestone Hospital’s new, state-of-the-art ED has now been serving Cobb County and the surrounding community for one year.
From saving lives with advanced medical care to fighting COVID-19 on the frontlines, our expert emergency team has truly risen to the challenge over the last year — and we’re just getting started.
At 263,000 sq. ft., our Level II Trauma Center is more than double the size of the hospital’s prior ED. However, it’s not just the impressive size of the building that sets it apart.
With cutting-edge technology, leading treatments and expert providers always at the ready, the Wellstar Kennestone ED delivers better, faster care when it matters most.
PeopleCare when it counts
When it comes to emergency care, every second matters.
From top to bottom, the new ED is built to save lives. The innovative layout includes separate care zones based on medical service, level of care and age, allowing us to treat patients faster. We even have a full-service pediatric area so our littlest patients can receive specialized, kid-friendly care.
Since its opening on July 23, 2020, the Wellstar Kennestone ED has:
- Served 104,980 of our family, friends and neighbors in the community.
- Treated 10,759 pediatric patients, who can get back to being kids again.
- Performed 319 emergency surgeries with advanced, life-saving technology.
- Landed 244 helicopters, which flew patients in for fast, expert treatment.
While those may be a lot of statistics, Wellstar never treats people like a number. With the ED’s high-tech capabilities and smart design, our medical experts can still personalize care even amid a life-threatening situation.
So, whether you or a family member experiences a traumatic injury or sudden medical emergency like a heart attack or stroke, the Wellstar Kennestone ED offers quick, effective emergency care close to home.
Care during COVID-19 & moving forward
Emergencies don’t stop — even during a pandemic. When the Wellstar Kennestone ED opened during the height of the COVID-19 outbreak, Georgians still needed to find safe emergency care.
We’ve added new infection prevention protocols into our already thorough safety routines, ensuring our medical experts can provide safe, life-saving care every day. In uncertain times, people count on Wellstar for expert trauma and emergency care.
Today, the Wellstar Kennestone ED is continuing to protect the people and communities we serve. From emergency surgery to expert trauma care to behavioral health services, we make sure people can get the emergency care they need without going far.
Learn more about the Wellstar Kennestone ED and how we are making a difference in Georgia.