Emory Healthcare is the clinical arm of the Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center of Emory University, which focuses on patient care, education of health professionals, research addressing health and illness, and health policies for prevention and treatment of disease. The backbone of this system is the Emory University School of Medicine, which has been at the forefront of medical knowledge and research, pioneering many advances and procedures that have changed the face of medical history. The Emory Healthcare system encompasses The Emory Clinic; Emory University Hospital; Emory University Hospital Midtown, Emory''s Midtown Atlanta hospital; Emory University Orthopaedics and Spine Hospital in Tucker, Georgia; Emory-Adventist Hospital at Smyrna; Emory-Children''s Center; Wesley Woods Center; and Emory Johns Creek Hospital. Emory benefits from a close working relationship with the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Grady Memorial Hospital. It is also a key partner in the Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute (ACTSI), where Emory doctors and researchers collaborate with counterparts from the Morehouse School of Medicine and the Georgia Institute of Technology to rapidly and efficiently translate scientific discoveries to improve healthcare for all populations of the Atlanta community. Since 1905, Emory Healthcare has been at the forefront of medicine, putting cutting-edge interventional research and technology into lifesaving action. As the largest, most comprehensive health care system in Georgia, Emory Healthcare has 1,184 licensed patient beds, 9,000 employees and more than 20 health centers located throughout Metro Atlanta.