Brookhaven Buzz - August 2018

BrookhavenBuzz Covering Brookhaven, Buckhead, Chamblee, Dunwoody & Doraville • LOCAL, POSITIVE COMMUNITY NEWS H ometown n ews A tlAntA Volume 28, No. 8 • AUGUST 2018 PRICELESS ISSUE! CHOA Expands to Brookhaven Brookhaven’s newest medical facility is scheduled to open in August. The massive Center for Advanced Pediatrics towers over the intersection of I-85 and North Druid Hills Road at Tullie Road. It is a project of the outstanding Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta {CHOA}. The gleaming glass tower of six stories will house medical offices and outpatient clinics. With 260,000 square feet, the new facility is part of Egleston Hospital, a subsidiary of CHOA whose main campus is currently located at Emory University. The Center is planned to “bring outpatient pediatric clinics and specialists together under one roof” according to the CHOA website. As a tertiary care hospital, Egleston has been a fix- ture of Atlanta healthcare for almost a century. Most of the children treated there have long term medical needs so this new Center will “better serve patients with com- plex conditions” or injuries. At this time, there will be no Emergency Room [ER] or walk-in services which are handled at other CHOA sites and Egleston Hospital. That will change, however, in the near future. In June, Egleston and CHOA applied for a “Certificate of Need” to construct a major addition to the North Druid Hills site. Plans on their website show that there will be a twin-tower hospital with 446 beds joining the Center for Advanced Pediatrics. The two facilities will have 1.8 million square feet and replace the inpatient pediatric hospital at Emory. Continued on page 3 Chamblee Police Chief Donny Williams Retires After 27-year Career On behalf of Chamblee PD, Chief Williams (second from left) and assistant chief Mike Beller (left) in 2017 accepted ceremonial check from Jim Ellis Automotive Group president Jimmy Ellis and vice president Stacey Ellis Hodge. (Jim Ellis Automotive Group) In June the city of Chamblee announced the retire- ment of longtime Police Chief Donny William, effective July 1. It marked the end of a 27- year, distinguished career for Chief Williams, who began his tenure with the Chamblee police force in 1991. From the start, Donny Williams’ career as a young law enforcement professional in Chamblee was notable for his civic engagement. In 1993 the DeKalb Lions Club named him Officer of the Year. He was Chamblee Police Depart- ment’s first training officer, duties he assumed in 1994. Continued on page 5