Longstreet Clinic moved into its new home in Braselton, less than a mile away from its current offices, on Monday. The new office is located at Highpoint Medical Center at 1270 Friendship Road.
This state-of-the-art facility will enable Longstreet Clinic to better serve its patients and their families, as well as enhance the patient-centered medical care it already provides, said Loren Funk, chief operating officer of Longstreet Clinic.
“We’ve been in the greater Braselton area for over five years now, and expanding and growing here has always been a goal for us,” Funk said. “We understand the community’s desire for a comprehensive and patient-centered medical campus, and we’re making that happen.”
Developed by The Norton Agency, Highpoint’s first phase, a two-story, 40,000-square-foot building, was a collaborative effort between Longstreet Clinic and Northeast Georgia Diagnostic Clinic.
“After extensive planning down to every last detail, we are excited to open the doors to this medical destination that’s like none other in the community,” said Longstreet Clinic CEO Mimi Collins. “While the campus may be new, our long-standing commitment to caring for families in the greater Braselton area remains as strong has ever.”
The facility is currently home to Longstreet’s pediatrics, OB/GYN and laboratory services. Longstreet’s orthopedics and neurosurgery services will soon move from Medical Plaza One to the new campus as well, and the practice will add internal medicine and vascular services.
“We’re looking forward to the opportunity to work with one of our strategic partners, the Diagnostic Clinic, on a shared vision to serve this community,” Collins said.
Designed to offer an enhanced patient experience, the building is open and easy to navigate, and both floors have ground-level entrances for ease of access and comfort. The building’s interior design includes gallery-worthy art, breathtaking views and was designed to create a soothing, healing environment for care.
Longstreet’s OB/GYN and pediatrics offices are located on level two, and each department now has over 5,000 square feet of space, doubling the area each had at the previous location.
“Our new campus signifies our continuing commitment to the healthcare needs of the Braselton area,” said pediatrician Mitch Sheikh, M.D. “The Center for Pediatrics at Highpoint further demonstrates our dedication to babies and children by dramatically increasing our square footage and including lab and imaging all in one campus.”
Sheikh added that the pediatrics office includes separate waiting rooms for newborns as well as sick and well children.
Longstreet Clinic OB/GYN Keshma Saujani, M.D., described Highpoint as “a very modern but cozy atmosphere” designed for patient comfort.
“We are extremely excited to have our own space to house midwives, physicians and every aspect of comprehensive OB/GYN care,” Saujani said. “We look forward to the many opportunities and additional services that the new location will allow us to bring to this community.”
Longstreet Clinic pediatrics and OB/GYN are now welcoming patients at Highpoint. Neurosurgery, orthopedics, vascular/vein services and internal medicine are expected to open in early November, however patients can go ahead and make appointments for these services now. Northeast Georgia Diagnostic Clinic also will open offices in the building soon.
Highpoint Medical Center is a multi-phase project being developed by Gainesville-based The Norton Agency. The 22-acre campus is designed to include 250,000 square feet of office space, walking trails, water features and dining areas.