Stroke Program Earns Silver Plus Award

stroke-aha-asaDeKalb Medical’s Stroke Program has received the American
Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The
Guidelines®-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award
with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll. The award recognizes the
hospital’s commitment and success ensuring that stroke patients
receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally
recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest
scientific evidence.
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Breast Center Achieves NAPBC Accreditation


DeKalb Medical’s Comprehensive Breast Center has been
granted a three-year, full accreditation designation by the
National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a
program administered by the American College of Surgeons. A
breast center that achieves NAPBC accreditation demonstrates
a commitment to offer patients every significant advantage in
their battle against breast disease.

Hospice Care Available to DeKalb Medical Patients

hospiceAlthough the majority of hospice care is provided in a patient’s residence, a growing number of hospitals – including DeKalb Medical – are now offering hospital inpatients the option of hospice care in the hospital. In
fact, according to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s 2015 report on trends and statistics in the hospice industry, the number of hospice patients in acute care
hospitals at death increased from 7 percent in 2013 to 9.3 percent in 2014.

Hospice care has long been recognized for the compassionate
care provided to patients and their families. Hospice workers
focus on reducing pain and addressing physical, psychological,
social and spiritual needs for patients at the end of life. Continue reading “Hospice Care Available to DeKalb Medical Patients”

Topping the list: DeKalb Medical physicians named “Top Docs”

top-docs-16The 2016 Atlanta magazine’s Top Doctors list includes 83 physicians who are members of the medical staff at DeKalb Medical. The list contains the names of physicians who are nominated by other physicians in the Atlanta area as doctors who not only excel in academic medicine and research, but also in patient care.

Physicians often nominate doctors to whom they would send their own family members. Final selection is based upon the doctors’ educational and professional experience. DeKalb Medical congratulates members of its medical staff on this list: Continue reading “Topping the list: DeKalb Medical physicians named “Top Docs””

Tonya Echols Cole, M.D., Wins Author Award

tonya_finals-17Radiation oncologist Tonya Echols Cole, MD was named as a 2016 Indie Author Legacy Awards recipient in the category of children’s books for her books: “Mommy’s Naughty Cancer” and “Dad’s Naughty Cancer.”

The Indie Author Legacy Awards celebrate non-fiction literacy geared towards the promotion of social awareness, education and personal transformation.