ATLANTA, GA. The Emory Proton Therapy Center, the first and only facility of its kind in the state of Georgia, officially opened its doors on December 6 in Midtown Atlanta with a VIP ribbon-cutting ceremony. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Emory University President Claire E. Sterk, and Atlanta Braves Vice Chair Emeritus John Schuerholz were among the dignitaries who celebrated the opening and delivered remarks to more than 200 special guests.
Signet’s executive leadership team was among the dignitaries who celebrated the opening in Atlanta.
The center represents the latest proton therapy project managed by Signet. Uniquely positioned in an urban setting in Midtown Atlanta, this 115,000 square foot facility features five treatment rooms and treatment planning suites featuring an MRI and CT. This state-of-the-art facility redefines the patient experience with amenities that go far beyond integrated cancer treatment solutions. Located on Peachtree Street, adjacent to Emory Midtown hospital, the project includes street level retail, a structured parking facility and is within close proximity to the vast art and entertainment venues of Atlanta.
The project represents a partnership between Emory University and the owners of the Emory Proton Therapy Center, Provident Resources Group, with Varian providing the cancer treatment equipment and Signet Real Estate project managing the entire project.
“We are proud to have had Signet help deliver this project for Provident and Emory Healthcare,” says Steve Hicks, Provident Resources Group Chairman and CEO. “Their expertise in managing large, highly-technical, highly-complex proton therapy development projects like this one is unmatched in the industry. Provident and its ProtonCare Resources Division looks forward to working with Signet on future proton therapy centers in the U.S.. Special thanks to Jason Perry and Ken Krismanth for their work on the project,” said Hicks.
The state-of-the-art center features a 90-ton cyclotron that generates proton particles and four, 240-ton gantries, that rotate 360 degrees around the patient to precisely aim the proton beam at a tumor. The center expects to treat close to 400 patients, including children, in the first year of operation.
“The Emory Proton Therapy Center is much more than just a building,” states Emory President Claire E. Sterk. “It’s a place that’s going to save lives. It’s a place that will help our scientists and physicians and care providers make life-changing discoveries.”
“Signet’s expertise in managing large, highly-technical, highly-complex proton therapy development projects like this one is unmatched in the industry.” – Steve Hicks, Provident Resources Group Chairman and CEO.
About Signet Real Estate Group
Signet Real Estate Group, a subsidiary of Signet LLC, transforms complex development challenges into collaborative opportunities through a creative, flexible, and customized approach. Our team brings more than 20 years of experience in successful development and facility management solutions in the areas of healthcare, higher education, research, public-private partnerships and strategic infrastructure. Since our firm’s inception, Signet and its family of companies have successfully managed and currently have in progress more than $4.5 billion in real estate development and construction throughout the U.S. Visit Signetre.com.