WellStar Health System, the largest health system in Georgia, has joined GaHIN. WellStar uses the Epic EHR system and will exchange patient information with GaHIN from all of their Epic-connected facilities once the connection process is complete.
WellStar has more than 20,000 employees and 2,500 medical staff members, as well as more than 1,000 physicians and advanced practice professionals in the WellStar Medical Group.
In addition to 11 hospitals - WellStar Atlanta Medical Center, WellStar Atlanta Medical Center South, WellStar Kennestone Regional Medical Center (anchored by WellStar Kennestone Hospital), WellStar West Georgia Medical Center, and WellStar Cobb, Douglas, North Fulton, Paulding, Spalding Regional, Sylvan Grove and Windy Hill hospitals
- the health system's facilities include:
- 8 urgent care centers
- 16 satellite diagnostic imaging centers
- Two health parks and a pediatric center
- An adult congregate living facility
- Three skilled nursing facilities
- Three inpatient hospices
- 225 medical office locations
"We are delighted to welcome WellStar as a member of GaHIN," said Denise Hines, Executive Director of GaHIN. "Through GaHIN, providers can access patient health information at the point of care to improve diagnostics and care delivery while reducing costs. The ability to access and exchange additional health information will benefit everyone in Georgia, especially patients."