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Emory Healthcare Ranks Nationally for Quality and Safety Excellence
Oct 30, 2014 By Emory Healthcare

UHC Quality Leadership Winner 2014University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC), a national organization comprised of most of the nation’s leading academic medical centers, has ranked Emory University Hospital (which includes Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital) eighth in the nation in the 2014 UHC Quality Leadership Awards. This is the fourth consecutive year that Emory University Hospital has ranked in the top 10 for demonstrating superior performance in delivering high-quality care and safety excellence. Emory University Hospital Midtown, which is Emory Healthcare’s second academic and eligible hospital, ranked in the top quartile as 22nd nationally. The Quality Leadership Award honors top performers in UHC's Quality and Accountability Study, which ranks performance in the areas of: mortality, effectiveness, safety, equity, patient centeredness and efficiency. These rankings are the most rigorous [...]

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Stroke Risk & Prevention in Women
Oct 23, 2014 By Gina Lundberg, MD, FACC

Ladies Night OutCurrent estimates suggest that 6.8 million Americans are living after having had a stroke, approximately 3.8 million of whom are women. Stroke is also the third leading cause of death among women and the leading cause of adult disability in the United States. Although much of the difference in stroke prevalence and burden is because women, on average, live longer than men, some of it is related to factors unique to or more common in women. The American Heart Association (AHA) and American Stroke Association (ASA) recently assembled a panel of experts that published the first gender-specific AHA/ASA guidelines for stroke prevention in women. Stroke is a brain injury caused by a cessation of blood flow in the brain. This interruption can be caused by either a blocked blood vessel or a ruptured blood vessel. Because the brain is not receiving the oxygen and nutrients that it [...]

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4 Ways to Substitute Greek Yogurt to Make Healthier Snacks and Meals
Oct 22, 2014 By Emory Johns Creek Hospital

Greek YogurtGreek yogurt has skyrocketed in popularity during the past several years as consumers have started recognizing the health benefits of this once obscure dairy product. The difference between the Greek yogurt and regular yogurt is in the straining process. The Greek variety is strained more extensively, which removes more of the liquid whey, lactose and sugars. This also produces Greek yogurt’s thicker consistency. Both low- and non-fat versions of Greek and traditional plain yogurts can play a part in a healthy diet by improving bone health and reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes in adults. Yogurt, Greek or otherwise, is a good source of calcium, potassium, Vitamin D and protein. Both regular and Greek yogurts also contain active cultures (probiotics), which promote better digestive health. One of Greek yogurt’s primary benefits is it [...]

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Book Your November Cardiovascular Screening Before the Fall’s End!
Oct 17, 2014 By Emory Healthcare

Emory Healthcare Mobile ScreeningsEmory Healthcare, along with our mobile health screening partner, HealthFair, continues to offer cardiovascular screenings around the metro Atlanta area in the month of November. This collaboration provides metro Atlanta communities greater access to important screening services and to the Emory Healthcare Network of physicians and providers. Below is listing of screening dates and locations coming to your neighborhood. Cardiovascular screenings offered by HealthFair meet the established screening guidelines by the American College of Cardiology. Each patient, along with the medical staff, can tailor their screening packages to their specific needs. Details about the screenings can be found at emoryhealthcare.org/screening.

November 2014 Cardiovascular Screening Schedule

  • November 1, Kroger, 4045 Marietta Highway, Canton
  • November 3, CVS, 2305 Highway 34 East,
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Emory Johns Creek Hospital Provides Free Screenings at Health & Wellness Fair
Oct 16, 2014 By Emory Johns Creek Hospital

Johns Creek Health FairEmory Johns Creek Hospital’s Christina Vick, director of lab services, was one of several hospital volunteers who provided free health screenings and patient education at the Park Place Health & Wellness Fair, Friday, Oct. 10. The fair, which launched last year, is hosted by Park Place at Newtown School, an active adult center operated by Johns Creek’s Department of Recreation and Parks. Vick and other volunteers provided free blood pressure, glucose, bone density screenings for the event, and Specialty Certification Coordinator, Patricia Victor, counseled attendees on stroke symptoms and risk factors. Women of all ages interested in free screenings and stroke awareness education are invited to attend Emory Johns Creek Hospital’s 2014 Ladies’ Night Out event on Thursday, Oct. 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Suite 109 of Physicians Plaza. The event, presented in [...]

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Fourth Patient with Ebola Virus Disease Will Be Transferred to Emory University Hospital
Oct 15, 2014 By Emory Healthcare

Emory Healthcare New BrandEmory University Hospital is expecting to receive a patient from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas later today, Oct. 15. The patient is the second of two health care workers infected while caring for a patient at the Dallas hospital. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Texas Health Resources specifically requested that the patient be transferred to Emory Healthcare. The patient will be treated in the same isolation unit at Emory University Hospital in which three patients have already been treated. The first two patients were discharged in late August and a third patient is still being treated. Emory University Hospital physicians, nurses and staff are highly trained in the specific and unique protocols and procedures necessary to treat and care for this type of patient. Emory is bound by patient confidentiality and has no additional [...]

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Emory Expansion Update: Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital Campus Announces New Practice Locations!
Sep 30, 2014 By Emory Healthcare

Emory on the Move To provide a better patient care experience and align demand with available capacity, many Emory Clinic and Emory Healthcare practices are relocating to redesigned clinical space and/or new locations. The new spaces will be more inviting for patients and more accommodating to the needs of our physicians as well. As of October 6, 2014, the providers below will be seeing patients at the new corresponding locations:

Emory Clinic Gastroenterology

CURRENT ADDRESS 875 Johnson Ferry Road Suite 200 Atlanta, GA 30342 NEW LOCATION 5673 Peachtree Dunwoody Road Suite 500 Atlanta, GA 30342 MOVING PROVIDERS Tanvi Dhere, MD Julia Massaad, MD Sonali Sakaria, MD Kavya Sebastian, MD Nikrad Shahnavaz, MD If you have any questions, please call 404-778-3184.

Emory at Saint Joseph’s Pulmonary Medicine (formerly Emory Atlanta Pulmonary Group

CURRENT LOCATION  5667 [...]

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Clinical Trials - FAQs
Sep 24, 2014 By Emory Healthcare

Clinical Trials at EmoryAt Emory Healthcare, we are proud to sponsor clinical trials and offer the opportunity for our patients to participate in them. Currently there are more than 1,000 clinical trials offered throughout our health care system. As one of the nation’s leading academic medical systems, our involvement in clinical trials sets us apart from other health care organizations. Access to advanced resources and technology allows our care team to provide patients with the most effective and progressive treatments. It’s only once these treatments are approved that they’re made available elsewhere. Medical advances and improvements to patient care have been made possible by clinical trials and the participation of volunteers. Below are answers to frequently asked questions you may have about clinical trials.

Q. What is a clinical trial?

A. A clinical trial is a form of research that uses [...]

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Emory Johns Creek Hospital Ladies Night Out 2014: Celebrate the Art of Wellness
Sep 22, 2014 By Emory Johns Creek Hospital

Ladies Night OutEmory Johns Creek Hospital, in conjunction the Junior League of Gwinnett and North Fulton Counties, is hosting its annual Ladies Night Out this year on October 23, 2014 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Physicians Plaza. This event is free for women of all ages. RSVP by calling: 678-474-8200. This year, the Johns Creek Art Center will exhibit paintings, jewelry, pottery and other works by local artists in conjunction with free health screenings and opportunities to chat with Emory Johns Creek healthcare providers in a casual setting. Free screenings will include glucose, cholesterol, bone density, blood pressure and Body Mass Index. In addition, this year’s featured discussion will be on Women’s Stroke Symptoms, presented by Gina Lundberg, MD, Clinical Director of Emory Women's Heart Center and Associate Professor at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Lundberg spoke on [...]

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President Obama Meets Emory Ebola Team
Sep 19, 2014 By Emory Healthcare

Obama at EmoryPresident Barack Obama met with Ebola experts from Emory Healthcare as part of his Sept. 16 visit to the federal Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Obama visited the Atlanta-based CDC for an update on the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa and the U.S. response to it. The president met with Emory University Hospital physicians, nurses and others involved with the treatment of Ebola patients here before giving an address where he announced a significant expansion of U.S. efforts to combat the disease. The president’s meetings with the Emory Healthcare team were closed to the press, but he discussed Emory’s efforts in his public remarks, saying, “Here I have got to commend everybody at Emory University Hospital. I just had the opportunity to meet with Doctors Gartland and Ribner and members of their team and the nurses who — sorry doctors, but having been in [...]

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