Midtown Atlanta Architecture Firm Played Big Role in New Emory Winship Cancer Institute

Staff Report

Monday, May 22nd, 2023

Today, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), May Architecture, Emory University Hospital Midtown (EUHM), and Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University welcomed the first patients to the new Winship Cancer Institute at Emory Midtown center for cancer care. The 17-story facility brings more than 450,000 square feet of inpatient, outpatient, and research facilities to the existing Emory University Hospital Midtown campus and Winship Cancer Institute–which is currently the only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the state of Georgia. The new facility, designed to accommodate the needs of patients, serves as a new paradigm for hospital design and ultimately enhances access to cancer care and services in Atlanta, Georgia, and beyond.

The building houses comprehensive oncology facilities, including inpatient beds, surgical capacity, infusion treatment, outpatient clinics, diagnostic imaging, linear accelerators, and areas for wellness, rehabilitation, and clinical research. The project engages Winship Cancer Institute to build and sustain its distinctive cancer programs through recruitment, retention, engagement, and development of faculty, staff, and trainees.

“The opening of the new Winship at Emory Midtown is a milestone that we believe will set a new standard in cancer care now and for many years to come,” says Suresh Ramalingam, MD, executive director, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. “The new center perfectly complements Winship’s approach to cancer care, which centers around the patient, streamlining and personalizing their care while integrating research to bring them the very latest and most effective treatments. We are thrilled to open the doors on May 9 and welcome in our patients and families.”