Parkridge Health System announces the construction of the new Parkridge North medical campus, 7402 Lee Hwy. The first phase of construction – a new full-service 11-bed Emergency Room – is expected to be complete in mid-April 2020. Located off I-75, between the Shallowford Road and Bonny Oaks Drive exits, the location will be the northernmost access point to emergency services in Chattanooga.
“Parkridge Health is growing to meet the needs of the rapidly growing communities northeast of Chattanooga, including Ooltewah, Collegedale, Apison, East Brainerd and Tyner,” said Tom Ozburn, president and CEO of Parkridge Health. “This $12 million investment will bring more than 25 jobs to the community and allow easier access to premium emergency services with the convenience of bypassing heavily congested roadways surrounding the mall and Gunbarrel Road.”
The 12,000 square-foot ER features routine patient rooms as well as rooms designed specifically for bariatrics, behavioral health, decontamination and isolation, pelvic exams and trauma and resuscitation. Parkridge North will be staffed 24/7/365 by physicians, nurses, technicians and ancillary staff.
"A wide array of diagnostic capabilities and support services – including CT and diagnostic X-ray, on-site laboratory, pharmacy oversight and radiology support – will bolster the top-quality care provided at the Parkridge North ER," officials said.
The new ED is the first phase of a broader vision for Parkridge North. The second phase will include a medical office building that will house medical specialty offices.