Emory-Adventist Hospital at Smyrna is a 88-bed, not-for-profit facility operated by Adventist Health System (AHS) as a joint venture with Emory Healthcare.
The hospital was founded in the early 1970's when a group of physicians recognized a need for a hospital in Smyrna. On June 3, 1974, the hospital (then known as Smyrna Hospital) admitted its first patient. Adventist Health System purchased the hospital in 1976, and it became the first health care institution in the Atlanta area to be affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Adventist Health System owns and manages hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, health care systems and an array of other services. With 37 hospitals located across the United States, Adventist Health System is the largest not-for-profit Protestant hospital system in the country.
Emory Healthcarehas established a reputation as a leader in cutting-edge research and technology. As the largest, most comprehensive health care system in Georgia, Emory Healthcare has 1,184 licensed patient beds, 9,000 employees and more than 20 health centers located throughout Metro Atlanta.
What Sets Emory-Adventist Hospital apart?
Through a 1995 joint venture with Emory Healthcare, Emory-Adventist Hospital became the first hospital in Atlanta to be co-owned by two leading health care providers--AHS and Emory.
Along with the benefits of association with Emory University and the recognized excellence of the South's leading tertiary care hospital, the joint venture makes it possible for the shared mission of the hospitals to succeed. Emory-Adventist Hospital at Smyrna is a Christian facility, which cares for the needs of the whole person-body, mind and spirit. Commitment to the hospital's faith-based mission ensures that the business of medicine works hand in hand with the art of caring.
Taking the Lead In Disaster Preparedness
EAH has been known as the community's hospital for more than 30 years, and we continue to extend ourselves to our friends and neighbors in a variety of ways. One of the more significant ways that we do this is by taking the lead in disaster preparedness for Cobb County.
EAH is the lead hospital for the Metropolitan Medical Strike Team (MMST), an organization that falls under the Department of Homeland Security. EAH has also received federal designation as a National Disaster Medical System Hospital, and we have the only stationary decontamination facility in Cobb County.