June 21, 2024
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The new Athens Medical Campus in Athens, a project of Memorial Health System. (Photo Provided)

ATHENS — More than 300 residents Wednesday attended the open house of Memorial Health System’s new Athens Medical Campus.

Scheduled to begin operating at 7 a.m. June 13, the first-floor emergency department at the Athens Medical Campus was a hub of activity on Wednesday as doors were opened for residents to explore the newest Memorial Health addition to the Athens area.

Spirits were high as residents toured the emergency department and its offerings, snacked on light refreshments provided by The Changed Plate and listened to key speakers about the new facility and the healthcare opportunities it will bring to the area, Memorial Health said in a press release.

“As we enter a market, we always lead with building great emergency care. It’s a service line that we’ve lifted and made sure it’s world-class,” Scott Cantley, president and CEO of Memorial Health System, said. “Our emergency services are one of the things we do best, and we’re thrilled to showcase not only a beautiful facility and environment, but a wonderful, plentiful team.”

Though the 100,000-square-foot facility is the largest healthcare facility in North America built using smart off-site construction from MODLOGIQ, the importance of keeping Athens at the center of the project was not to be overshadowed by the magnitude of the build, something that NAC Architecture, the architecture firm heading the design of AMC, kept in the forefront of every decision, Memorial Health said.

Scott Cantley, president and CEO of Memorial Health System, speaks Wednesday at the open house of Memorial Health’s new Athens Medical Campus. (Photo Provided)

“Not only were we wanting to create a state-of-the-art healthcare and wellness facility for Memorial Health System, but we wanted to create an uplifting and familiar environment that would serve as a hub to the local community,” Ron Frissora, architectural project manager and a principal at NAC Architecture, said.

That vision was evident throughout the entire facility, with nature scenes highlighting the natural beauty of Athens County and art created by local artists greeting visitors at every turn of their tour, Memorial Health said.

Memorial Health System President and CEO Scott Cantley speaks to residents on Wednesday during an open house of the Health System’s new Athens Medical Campus. About 300 residents attended. (Photo Provided)




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