Being the listing coordinator on our team means I get the privilege of meeting with each of our sellers prior to their home going on the market. One of the first questions I always ask is “what have you loved about your home/what do you feel are some of its best features?” I tend to get pretty standard responses such as “it has an updated kitchen” or “great area schools” but a few times recently I’ve heard “it’s convenient to the hospital(s).” Now, I’m probably more in tune with our local hospitals than the average person due to the fact that my husband is an ICU nurse, but this response definitively struck a chord with me and left me wondering: how important is this factor to the average buyer and how many people are truly familiar with the local hospitals, especially if relocating here from another city? I thought this might a good opportunity to spotlight some of the wonderful healthcare facilities available to the residents of Atlanta!
Grady Memorial Hospital – If you have ever taken the Downtown Connector, then you’ve surely noticed Grady Hospital (it’s the largest in Georgia). It is most well-known for being a being a Level 1 Trauma Center as well as a public hospital (providing affordable healthcare/treating low-income patients) for the city. Fun fact: Grady has even been a major setting for a few episodes of The Walking Dead! www.gradyhealth.org
Northside Hospital – Affectionately known as “the baby factory,” Northside Hospital is probably most well-known for its Women’s Center. They are also a leader in cancer diagnosis and treatment as well as performing a wide variety of surgical procedures. Located on what is commonly referred to as “Pill Hill,” Northside Hospital is conveniently located in Sandy Springs near I-285 and GA400. www.northside.com
Piedmont Hospital – Located right off Peachtree Road in Buckhead, this hospital provides a large assortment of services. It has a state of the art Cancer Center as well as a popular Women’s Center. It’s also next door to The Shepherd Center which provides treatment/rehabilitation for spinal cord and brain injuries. www.piedmont.org
Emory University Hospital – Emory treats patients for a large spectrum of acute illnesses. Their Cardiology Center is repeatedly chosen as one of the top ten in the nation! They also specialize in cancer treatment and organ donation. The main location is right on the campus of Emory University. There is an additional location intown called Emory University Hospital Midtown. www.emoryhealthcare.org
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta – It’s not uncommon to hear this hospital described as “the happiest place on earth” which kind of seems like an oxymoron at first glance. The truth is that it’s part of their mission to make the young patients and their families forget the illnesses they’re facing during their time at CHOA. CHOA has two campuses: one in Decatur near Emory University (Egelston) and the other in Sandy Springs (Scottish Rite). Both locations treat medical conditions, diseases, disabilties, and emergencies for all ages of children. www.choa.org
There are many other amazing hospitals in the Metro Atlanta area including Gwinnett Medical, Wellstar Kennestone, North Fulton Regional, St. Joseph’s Hospital, and Dekalb Medical (just to name a few)! If being located near exceptional healthcare is important to you when buying your next home, let The Peters Company give you a hand! We’re happy to help you make a “healthy” decision!