Press Releases: Georgia
May 11, 2012
Kaiser Permanente TownPark Comprehensive Medical Center Now Open to Members
In addition to the primary care services already available, the location now offers specialty care and an Advanced Care Center for members who need high-level care right away, but don’t need to visit the ER
ATLANTA — Kaiser Permanente of Georgia recently completed a $47 million expansion to its Kennesaw location, creating space for specialty and advanced care services. The Kaiser Permanente TownPark Comprehensive Medical Center, which also created 100 new jobs, is now open to members.
“Our members can now come to one location, whether they need a routine check-up, specialty care, or rapid treatment for conditions such as chest and abdominal pain, shortness of breath, strains, breaks and lacerations,” said Rob Schreiner, MD, executive medical director of Kaiser Permanente of Georgia. “The Town Park CMC’s Advanced Care Center is staffed by board-certified emergency medicine physicians who are trained to provide high-level diagnostic and therapeutic care, but we do not intend to direct major trauma or heart attacks to this center.”
GEORGIA EXPANSION INITIATIVE
For members who need emergency or inpatient hospital care, Kaiser Permanente of Georgia will continue to partner with leading hospitals in metro Atlanta.
“The TownPark CMC’s Advanced Care Center, which is open 24/7/365, supports our goals of providing members with high-quality health care that is coordinated, convenient and affordable,” said Kerry W. Kohnen, president of Kaiser Permanente of Georgia. “When you need medical care right away, but don’t need to go the ER, it’s comforting to know that there is a better option. In the Advanced Care Center, our members can receive care quickly — in a relaxed environment — by doctors who have access to their complete medical history.”
Kaiser Permanente added 78,000 square feet to its existing facility at 750 TownPark Lane in Kennesaw to create the TownPark Comprehensive Medical Center. The facility, which already offered internal medicine, pediatrics/adolescent medicine, obstetrics/gynecology and behavioral health services, added five new specialties. Those specialties include cardiology, gastroenterology, neurology, pulmonology, as well as oncology and infusion. Pharmacy, laboratory, and high-end imaging and diagnostic services are also available on-site.
To support Kaiser Permanente’s expansion throughout metro Atlanta, The Southeast Permanente Medical Group, which provides care exclusively for Kaiser Permanente members, has added more than 100 physicians in the past two years and plans to continue growing through 2014.
Since late 2009, Kaiser Permanente has opened 12 new medical offices in Georgia. The organization has plans to expand facilities in other metro Atlanta communities.
About Kaiser Permanente of Georgia
Kaiser Permanente is Georgia’s largest not-for-profit health plan. Its mission is to provide high quality, affordable health care services to improve the health of its members and the communities it serves. Kaiser Permanente serves more than 240,000 members in a 28-county service area in metro-Atlanta with care focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists, and team of heath care providers. Expert and caring medical teams are supported by industry-leading technology and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the art delivery, and world-class chronic disease management. Nationally, Kaiser Permanente is recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers, serving more than 8.9 million members in nine states and the District of Columbia.. For more information, visit www.kp.org.