Phase Three of ED Renovations Shifts Patient Drop-Off Entrance to Circular Drive

ED imageTo date, patients visiting the Emergency Department have not been impacted with the ongoing renovations. Areas have been closed, renovated and re-opened and patients have not noticed any changes. Phase Three, which starts on July 17, will have the largest impact on our patients as we close our main Emergency Department entrance to renovate the waiting room and registration area.

From July 17 to October 6, 2017, entrances and access points for drop-offs and pick- ups will be temporarily changed. Click to access the map: ED Reno Map.


  1. Emergency Department (ED) patients should be dropped off at the circular drive next to the ED.
  2. Patients being discharged may be picked up at the Central Registration entrance.
  3. Small deliveries (food, mail, etc.) will be directed to the Main Hospital Entrance. Delivery vehicles may temporarily park to the right of the main entrance. Staff being dropped off at work may also use this entrance.
  4. Lab Courier pick up and drop off will take place at the back of the hospitalnear the delivery area off Bill Thrasher Drive.

Additional Electronic Documentation Available in SCM

The availability of electronic documentation in the Sunrise Clinical Manager (SCM) system for physicians is growing. Electronic documentation allows physicians to document directly into the electronic health record and becomes immediately available for the other members of the patient’s care team.

We now have the following notes available:

  • Hospitalist H&P
  • Hospitalist Consult Note
  • Hospitalist Progress Notes
  • Hospitalist Event Note
  • Hospitalist Discharge Summary
  • Physician H&P
  • Physician Consult Note
  • Physician Progress Notes
  • Physician Event Note
  • Physician NIH Stroke Scale Note
  • Physician Discharge Summary

Coming Soon:

  • Physician Operative Note
  • Physician Critical Care Note

Improve Patient Outcomes with New Exercise is Medicine® Program

Excercise is medince logoExercise is Medicine® (EIM) is a global health initiative managed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) that is focused on encouraging primary care physicians and other health care providers to include physical activity when designing treatment plans for patients and referring their patients to EIM program facilities.

The DeKalb Medical Wellness Center is a certified Medical Fitness facility able to provide the Exercise is Medicine program. The Wellness Center can provide a prescription pad to any doctor’s office so they are able to prescribe exercise to their patient. The patient will bring the prescription to the Wellness Center and the patient will be set up for an assessment with a wellness coach.

This program allows a continuum of communication with the physician, the patient and the Wellness Center providing the best opportunity for success for the patient.

For more information, contact Danielle Bailey, Wellness Center Program Coordinator, phone is 404-501-5723.

Continuing Medical Education


July 2017


18        CANCELLED – Critical Care Conference, 12:15 to 1:15p.m., Hospital Theater, North Decatur*

24        Lung Conference, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Stubbs Auditorium, North Decatur

25        GYN Tumor Conference, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., Cancer Center Library, Suite 130, North

31        Tumor Conference, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Stubbs Auditorium, North Decatur

To download the July 2017 calendar, click here: CMS Calendar 7-17

Please note that the schedule may change. To check for late notice cancellations or the current week’s schedule, call 404.501.5638 and press “2” to hear an updated message. All conferences listed are approved for a maximum of one continuing medical education credit. 

*Conference webcast to Hillandale Board/Community Room

**Conference webcast to Classroom 0236, North Decatur

+ Physicians can request participation from individual personal computer or mobile device with more than one day notice

^Conference webcast to Theater at North Decatur

Medical Staff Meetings

July 2017


18        Pediatrics, 6:45 a.m., Board Room/Auditorium/Quarterly – 3rd Tuesday

18        Podiatry, (after Podiatry section meeting, 6:00 p.m.), Auditorium/Quarterly – 3rd Tuesday

19        GI section, 12:15 p.m., Board Room Private Dining Room/Quarterly – 3rd   Wednesday

24        Professional Practice Evaluation Committee (PPEC), 6:00 p.m., DQI (North Decatur); Admin Conference Room – 4th Monday

26        Multidisciplinary Committee, 7:30 a.m., 4040 Classroom, Women’s Center – 4th Thursday

26        System Credentials Committee, 5:00 p.m., Board Room or Auditorium, Monthly – 4th Wednesday

28        Cardiology Section, 7:00 a.m., Board Room Private Dining Room/Quarterly – 4th  Friday


Physician Updates

Farida Ahmadi - 1610 x 2100 Hi-ResFarida Ahmadi, PA-C joins Drs. Marchal, Monett, Murray and Anna Steinberg at Downtown Decatur Family Medicine. She is a certified physician assistant with a Master’s in medical sciences from Emory University School of Medicine and a Master’s in public health from University of Georgia. Her medical interests include HTN, DMII, CVD, women’s health, and disease prevention. Phone is 404-501-6363. Fax is 404-371-0019. Website is




Atlanta Vascular Surgery opens new North Decatur office at 2675 N. Decatur Road in Suite 512. Dr. Ashraf Khan will be the primary physician at this new location. Phone is 470-223-4707; Fax is 470.223.4842; Website is Dr. Momin will continue seeing patients in Snellville and Lithonia.