(Pictured left to right: Kathy Peters, board chair of the DeKalb Medical Foundation; Jeff Garrison, partner at S.J. Collins Enterprises; Steve Collins, principal at S.J. Collins Enterprises; Eric Dennin, director of Emergency Services; and Bob Wilson, CEO of DeKalb Regional Health System)
S.J. Collins Enterprises (SJCollinsEnt.com), a commercial real estate development firm, recently gifted $60,000 to the DeKalb Medical Foundation for its Emergency Department renovation project.
Slated for completion in December 2017, the ambitious Emergency Department renovation will expedite patient traffic, help to reduce wait times and create a more modern environment of care.
“We are humbled to be a small part of the collaborative campaign to provide new and expanded emergency facilities at DeKalb Medical,” said Steve Collins, CEO of S.J. Collins Enterprises. “As a locally based firm, we are committed to giving back to the community that we live and raise our families in. As the developer of North Decatur Square, we saw this as a perfect fit to support the hospital and this community.”
The developer is currently working on a new mixed-use retail center, to include a Whole Foods 365, located at Church Street and North Decatur Road. The proposed site is right across the street from DeKalb Medical.
Renovations from the recent fundraising campaign will include the creation of an intake and holding area for ambulances and a secured Clinical Stabilization Unit, where patients experiencing behavioral health conditions can receive dedicated care in a safe and secure environment. The revamp will add an Emergency Department-exclusive Radiology Room with x-ray, six new patient care rooms, a bereavement room and an expanded triage area with reclining chairs for patient comfort. The nurse call system will also be updated and a redesigned central workstation will create an open format and better visualization of the hospital’s patients.
For more details on our progress, visit www.dekalbmedical.org.