The 643-bed Piedmont Atlanta Hospital reports 54,662 emergency department visits, 28,587 inpatient admissions and 279,700 outpatient encounters annually. It includes a level 1 vascular center, and in 2018 received a Gold Quality Achievement Award from American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get with the Guidelines stroke program. U.S. News & World Report named Piedmont Atlanta Hospital the No. 3 institution in Georgia. Additionally, the hospital is building a 16-story, $603 million patient tower that will add 870,000 square feet of new construction and up to 408 beds. The first phase of the tower project will open in 2020 and the final phase will be completed in 2026.