As a next step in our plans to transform pediatric healthcare for our patients and families, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston filed a Certificate of Need (CON) application for additional beds and expanded services for its planned hospital at North Druid Hills Road. The additional beds and expanded services are necessary so that Children’s can meet projected pediatric demand in Georgia. These additional beds, when added to Egleston’s existing bed total and potential future expansions, will allow Children’s to meet its projected need for a 446-bed hospital at North Druid Hills. After a rigorous planning process, we are confident that our projections will meet the needs of Georgia’s kids for the next decade – and beyond.
In order to account for the future pediatric needs in Georgia, Children’s at Egleston must comply with the Department of Community Health’s Certificate of Need review process, which it has done through a Letter of Determination to relocate its hospital and the current CON application to expand its hospital. Click here for a summary of our application. The entire application will be available on the website of the Department of Community Health.
On November 9, 2018, the Georgia Department of Community Health officially approved the Certificate of Need application. Based on this approval, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta will move forward with developing the new hospital in Brookhaven.
Children’s will relocate Egleston to a hospital at North Druid Hills and offer additional rooms and expanded services.
As required by the CON application, Children’s has provided a breakdown of costs related to the new facility. This estimate anticipates total costs of $1.5 billion, including a $1.3 billion hospital and attached clinics and offices, as well as certain assets that will serve the entire campus and hospital. The total cost listed in the CON application is $1.5 billion and is inclusive of the hospital and related expenses.
Still have questions about Children’s Certificate of Need application? Review our CON Common Questions page for answers. You can also sign up to receive more information on the North Druid Hills campus.