Employees With 40 Plus Years of Service

Check out what these employees have to say about working at DeKalb Medical:

During a celebration brunch held on October 24 at the Druid Hills Golf Club, we honored the following employees who have dedicated more than 40 years of service to our patients and our community:

Judith Sheppard – 40 years; RN

Patrick Carmichael – 41 years; Pharmacist

Mark Embry – 41 years; Pharmacy Technician (retired)

Shirley R. McClain – 41 years; Operations Support Associate

Teri Moody – 41 years; Patient Care Technician

Pearl Sims – 42 years; Surgical Technologist

Ossie D. Baldwin – 45 years; Operations Support Associate

Rovena Searcy – 46 years; Operations Support Associate

Shirley Hillmon – 46 years; Scheduler

Check out what these employees have to say about working at DeKalb Medical:



DeKalb Medical Physicians Group (DMPG) Updates


Cole_Tonya (web)Board Certified Radiation Oncologist Joins DMPG Practice

Tonya Echols Cole, MD joins David Holladay, MD at DeKalb Medical Physicians Group Radiation Oncology Specialists. Dr. Cole received her medical degree from the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine. She completed her training in radiation oncology at the University of Cincinnati’s, Barrett Cancer Center.

Medical Staff Meetings

November 2017

14        Family Medicine, 1:00 p.m., Teleconference, Quarterly, 2nd Tuesday

14        DMC Semi-Annual MS meeting, 6:00 p.m., Theatre, Quarterly

QI Committee, 7:30 a.m., 4040 Classroom, Women’s Center, 2nd Wednesday

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

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

27        Professional Practice Evaluation Committee (PPEC), 6:00 p.m., DQI (N. Decatur), Admin Conference  Room (Hillandale), 4th Monday

28        Graduate Medical Education, 8:00 a.m., Quarterly, 4th Tuesday

Continuing Medical Education


November 2017

10        Cancer Conference, 12:15 – 1:15 p.m., Keeton Auditorium, North Decatur*

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

14        GYN Tumor Conference, 7:30 – 8:30 a.m., Cancer Center Library, Ste. 130, North Decatur

17        Infectious Disease Conference, 12:15 to 1:15p.m., Keeton Auditorium, North Decatur*

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

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

23        Happy Thanksgiving!

28        GYN Tumor Conference, 7:30 – 8:30 a.m., Cancer Center Library, Ste. 130, North Decatur           

To download the November 2017 calendar, click here: November conference schedule

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

DeKalb Medical Operating Rooms Slated for Improvements

DeKalb Medical, physicians are committed to providing the best care possible for our patients. This means offering advanced technology in a modern environment with a clinically knowledgeable, efficient staff. In support of this mission, the DeKalb Medical Foundation is launching “Where Every Patient Matters—Campaign for Advanced Surgical Care” to renovate our surgical suites.

Improvements to the O.R. will include new equipment, such as tables, monitors and updated lighting. Raoul Mayer, M.D. of Colorectal Southeast, and Medical Vice-chair of the DeKalb Medical Foundation Board of Trustees, is encouraging his fellow physicians to support this important campaign. He also made the first pledge as a sign of his commitment. “I initiated this project to improve the overall patient outcomes, and I urge my colleagues to invest in the area where we all work,” said Dr. Mayer.

Hospitalist Matt Hogan, M.D., serves as Dr. Mayer’s fellow vice-chair on the Foundation Board of Trustees. Terri TenHoor, M.D., and John Kennedy, M.D. are also members of the Board. While the official fundraising campaign has not yet been announced publically, proceeds from the Foundation’s Charles B. Eberhardt Memorial Golf Classic, held this past August, will go toward the campaign. More information will soon be available about how physicians can support this effort.


You’re Invited for a Sneak Peek of the Emergency Department Renovation

new ED lobbyMonday, October 23

10-11 a.m. and 7-8 p.m.   

(Join us at either time depending on which works best with your schedule.)

Come see our largest phase of improvements yet as we prepare to open the reception area, rapid medical examination area, ED radiology room, patient access offices, financial counseling office, security office, and EMS intake and holding area.