Minor emergency care center reopens Thursday

The Piedmont Fayette Hospital (PFH) Minor Emergency Care Center (MECC) at Yorktown will reopen for regular operations on Thursday, March 11, at 2 p.m. Until that time, patients requiring emergency medical care should visit nearby Piedmont Fayette Hospital.

Newly renovated, the Center’s reopening was extended a few days to ensure that adequate cleaning and restoration of equipment and supplies are performed in such a manner that patients receive optimal quality care and treatment.

These renovations will relocate diagnostic services closer to the MECC for increased efficiency in patient flow. Included in the redesign are new finishes and a rearranged MECC and Outpatient Diagnostic Center (ODC). The ODC has remained open, but renovations will enhance patient flow and access to PFH services.

The MECC is staffed by physicians, nurses and other emergency staff professionals who are able to treat a range of emergency conditions. Some of these conditions include cuts, bruises, ear aches, cold and flu symptoms, broken bones and other injuries or illnesses that are not perceived to be life, limb or vision threatening, including chest pain.

“We are pleased to be making these renovations to more comfortably serve our patients,” said Darrell Cutts, president and CEO of Piedmont Fayette Hospital. “The center gives area residents an option to the main hospital emergency department when seeking appropriate care.”

The MECC is located less than two miles from Piedmont Fayette Hospital at 105 Yorktown Drive, Fayetteville, Ga. Hours are from 2 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Please call 770-716-2082 or visit www.fayettehospital.org for more information.

About Piedmont Fayette Hospital
Named one of the nation’s Most Wired hospitals for five consecutive years in the 100 Most Wired Survey and Benchmarking Study, Piedmont Fayette Hospital (PFH), ranked third in patient satisfaction among metro Atlanta hospitals according to the HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) survey released in March 2009. One of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® four years in a row (2004-2007) according to Thomson Reuters (formerly Solucient), Piedmont Fayette Hospital is a 143-bed, acute-care community hospital located on Highway 54 in Fayetteville, offering 24-hour emergency services, medical and surgical services, as well as obstetrics, diagnostic cardiac catheterization and rehabilitation services. With over 1,100 employees and a medical staff of over 500 physicians, PFH is a member of Piedmont Healthcare (PHC), a not-for-profit organization that also includes Piedmont Hospital, a 481-bed acute tertiary care facility offering all major medical, surgical and diagnostic services located in the north Atlanta community of Buckhead; Piedmont Mountainside Hospital, a 42-bed community hospital in Jasper; and Piedmont Newnan Hospital, a 143-bed, acute-care community hospital in Newnan. Piedmont Healthcare also is the parent company of the Piedmont Heart Institute (PHI), comprised of more than 85 cardiovascular specialists in Piedmont Heart Institute Physicians with over 30 locations across north Georgia; Piedmont Physicians Group, with over 100 primary care physicians in more than 30 offices throughout metro Atlanta; the Piedmont Clinic, a 600-member physician network; and Piedmont Philanthropy, the philanthropic entity for private fundraising initiatives. For more information, visit www.fayettehospital.org.

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