In 2014, the Emory Eye Center again ranked among the top ophthalmology centers in the country in U.S. News & World Report’s guide to America’s top medical institutions. The Emory Eye Center placed at #14, up two slots from the previous year. The 2014-2015 edition of the “America’s Best Hospitals” guide ranks the top hospitals in various medical specialties. The top hospitals ranked in ophthalmology were named as among the “best for challenging cases and procedures” by at least 5% of ophthalmology specialists who responded to U.S. News’ surveys in 2012, 2013, and 2014.
US NEWS & WORLD REPORT Rankings
Five physicians named "Top Docs"
Atlanta Magazine “Top Doctors” issue of July 2014, ranked five Emory Eye Center physicians among the top doctors in Atlanta, a listing of 315 physicians in the metro area:
Allen Beck (glaucoma), Valérie Biousse (neuro-ophthalmology), Nancy Newman (neurology and neuro-ophthalmology), Scott Lambert (pediatric ophthalmology) and Timothy Olsen (retina).
Renovations complete in Emory Clinic Bldg B
Final clinical renovations for Building B on Clifton Road were completed in 2014, culminating a three-year project. All clinical spaces were redesigned and streamlined, providing fresh, new spaces for both patients and staff. In 2011, initial renovations included educational spaces on the tunnel level, followed by a third-floor renovation, the busiest of the Emory Eye Center clinics. The fourth-floor redo in 2014 included services in neuro-ophthalmology, glaucoma, oculoplastics, and visual field testing, as well as administrative offices.
J-wing: coming soon!
The faculty and staff of the Emory Eye Center on Clifton Road have been eagerly watching the progress of the proverbial “hole in the ground” for the past several months. Construction crews and impressive machinery have reached the bottom of what will be four levels of parking for a new hospital tower. Called the “J-Wing” of Emory University Hospital (EUH), the nine-story tower will house additional beds, allowing EUH’s main building, just across the street, to repurpose some 80 older rooms. Adding 210 inpatient beds, the J-Wing will also house an ICU, general medical and surgical rooms; diagnostic and treatment spaces, and approximately 500 parking spaces. The tower is scheduled to open in 2017.