Emory University Hospital

Emory University Hospital is a facility which serves nearly 20,000 patients from all over the world every year. It is an approximately 523-bed tertiary care facility which provides highly specialized emergency medical and surgical care. Emory offers expertise in over 100 specialties and sub-specialties with focuses on the following: Cardiac Care, Transplantation, Oncology, Diagnostic Technology and Neuroscience.

Our Culture

Emory University Hospital is an academic research hospital located on the campus of Emory University. The hospital is an approximately 523-bed inpatient facility serving greater metro Atlanta, Georgia and the Southeast. Adjacent to the hospital are several clinics specializing in Cardiology, Oncology and Ophthalmology. Our inpatient population is representative of patients across the medical spectrum, including Cardiology, Transplantation, Neuroscience, Oncology, Orthopedics, Surgical Services, Palliative Care, Hospice, Critical Care, and Emergency Medicine. Our staff is diverse, spanning every culture from around the globe.

The hospital serves as a training ground for the Emory University School of Medicine and The Nell Hodgson School of Nursing, as well as other clinical specialties. Currently under construction is a new J-Wing of the hospital; this new addition will be state of the art and will provide us with a comprehensive space for our oncology units and perioperative services.

Our Spiritual Health Staff, Chaplains and Clinical Pastoral Education Residents, Interns and Supervisory Education Fellows are involved in all levels of care in the hospital. As welcome and valued members of the Interdisciplinary Teams on their clinical areas, they participate in family meetings, discharge planning, staff support, and clinical rounds with the medical teams. Most recently our chaplains have played a central role in the care of patients with high profiles in our community; providing support for these patients has invited our staff to reflect theologically on what it means to care for all persons with the same level of care regardless of their status or position.

The Spiritual Health staff has ample opportunity to respond to patients, families, and staff of varied religious backgrounds and spiritual expression. Emory University Hospital is a fast paced clinical context that seems to be constantly changing. Working in this environment invites staff to grow in their ability to be flexible and open, and embracing of the personal, professional and spiritual transformation that this environment invites.

Va'Nechia Rayford, M.DIV

Director of Spiritual Health & Staff Support,
Emory University Hospital

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