WellStar Acworth Health Park
In 2012, WellStar Health System opened WellStar Acworth Health Park, an innovative concept where patients can receive a range of outpatient medical services, all under one roof and closer to home. The three-story, 70,000 SF Health Park opened with urgent care, physician practices, and comprehensive medical diagnostics such as imaging, lab, pre-admission testing, cardiac and sleep. In 2015, the Health Park added a physical therapy clinic. Along with a retail pharmacy and café, community education and wellness classes are available multiple times a week for both WellStar patients and non-WellStar patients.
WellStar reached out to SSR to provide equipment planning services for an expansion of the clinical and diagnostic imaging services. With the assistance of Equipment Solution Planning (ESP), a proprietary web-based software planning tool, our team of experienced equipment consultants provided a streamlined process for each individual department’s medical equipment needs.
Since the Acworth Health Park was a prototype for WellStar, the clinicians and decision-makers were spread across multiple campuses. The use of ESP allowed the design team and end users to review the changes to the project and keep on track with construction schedules. At one point, a change in schedule occurred after equipment procurement had commenced and a new delivery date was established. Through ESP, we were able to track purchases and deliveries, and notify vendors of the needed change in delivery date.