A message from Jim Forstner, CEO, Emory Decatur Hospital, Emory Hillandale Hospital, Emory Long-Term Acute Care

Happy Holidays!

James F.As you know, 2018 was a very big year for us and our operating unit as we became part of the Emory Healthcare family. Many things have changed, but our core values have remained the same.

We anticipate great things in 2019. The overall Emory system is adopting some of our best practices and we are preparing to receive some capital funds so we may address issues at our facilities. We are working on a strategic plan to guide our growth and operations. We anticipate being able to share more with you at physician meetings in mid to late January.

While you are spending time with family and friends this holiday season, I want to remind you that the Foundation has a wonderful opportunity to honor a loved one through their “Light up a Life” campaign. Every donation is appreciated and the honoree receives a beautiful holiday card explaining that a donation has been made in their name. The Foundation is also still accepting donations to its campaign to honor Bob Wilson’s leadership. Over $47,000 has been raised to date. Donations may be made to either campaign through the foundation page on the dekalbmedical.org website.

I am especially thankful this year for you, our caring and dedicated physicians, who work tirelessly to serve our patients and families. Your commitment continues to make me proud!

Jim

Hospitalist leadership named

We are pleased to announce the following hospitalists have been named to leadership positions for Emory Decatur Hospital and Emory Hillandale Hospital:

Matthew Hogan, MD is the new site director at Emory Decatur Hospital and will report to John Vazquez, MD, Associate Director of Operations, Division of Hospital Medicine Emory University.

He was the associate medical director for three years and a hospitalist for nine years at the former DeKalb Medical. In this new role, he hopes to “work with everyone to make Emory Decatur Hospital a world class institution where patients receive top notch medical care,” Dr. Hogan said.

Dr. Hogan can be reached at matthew.hogan@emoryhealthcare.org.

Stephen Barrow, MD is the new site director at Emory Hillandale Hospital. In this new role, Dr. Barrow will report to John Vazquez, MD, Associate Director of Operations, Division of Hospital Medicine Emory University.

He was the associate medical director for two years and eight months and has been a hospitalist for over nine years at the former DeKalb Medical. Although he will continue to see patients, he says, “I am excited to assume this new role in which I will have dedicated administrative time.”

Dr. Barrow may be reached at ovid.barrow@emoryhealthcare.org.

 

Electronic documentation is now available in SCM

As of November 13, the following electronic physician documentation is now available for use in SCM (Sunrise Clinical Manager):

  • Physician OB Delivery Note
  • Physician OB Progress Note – Antepartum
  • Physician OB Progress Note – Intrapartum
  • Physician OB Progress Note – Postpartum
  • Physician Critical Care H&P
  • Physician Critical Care Progress Note
  • Hospitalist Critical Care H&P
  • Hospitalist Critical Care Progress Note

If you have questions, feel free to send an email to clinical.informatics@emoryhealthcare.org.

 

What to do when discontinuing Heparin Drip

When it is clinically appropriate to discontinue a Heparin Drip Infusion, it is important to discontinue ALL of the orders associated with the Heparin Drip.

To easily discontinue the Heparin bolus, drip and labs associated with a Heparin drip:

  1. Select the Heparin Drip (per protocol) item
  2. Right Click
  3. Select ‘Discontinue/Cancel Orders’ option
  4. Click on the ‘Select All’ option to select the bolus, labs, drip and protocol.  You will receive a popup to confirm that you intend to discontinue all the 12 items selected.  Click ok.
  5. Select Reason for discontinuing the Heparin Drip
  6. Click OK

If you have questions, feel free to send an email to clinical.informatics@emoryhealthcare.org.

 

Physician and Practice Updates

Dr. Andre Scott joined Drs. Quinones, Reynolds, Shah and McGrath at the Emory at Hillandale Surgery and Surgical Oncology clinic/practice effective 12/1/18.

Dr. Scott’s existing practice, Emory at Hillandale General & Minimally Invasive Surgery (formerly Advanced Laparoscopic Surgical) combined offices with Surgery and Surgical Oncology. The office is located at 5910 Hillandale Drive, Suite 203, Lithonia, GA 30058, 404-501-9170.