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Aging Parents and Multiple Health Problems - What Adult Children Can Do to Help
Jul 7, 2016 By Emory Healthcare

aging-parents-emailAs we age, the likelihood of developing multiple ongoing conditions increases. These problems can include high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and congestive heart failure, to name a few. Multiple medical conditions also means multiple prescriptions, therapies and physicians, all of which can become confusing. Sometimes, they might seem at cross purposes as well. Join us July 27, 2016, from noon to 1 p.m. to chat online with Anthony Nguyen, MD, Emory Healthcare Regional Medical Officer for the Emory Coordinated Care Centers, part of the Emory Healthcare Network Advantage program. Dr. Nguyen works with Emory primary care physicians and Coordinated Care Center staff to deliver continuous coordinated care to older patients. He will discuss how caregivers – and patients themselves- can communicate with their doctors to [...]

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Art program helps Winship patients heal at Emory Johns Creek Hospital
Jun 28, 2016 By Emory Johns Creek Hospital

slide1The healing arts program at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University at Emory Johns Creek Hospital (EJCH) is helping patients in their fight against cancer. Oncology patients are painting canvases to pass the time creatively during their infusion treatments. Joseph Pollage says he’s received cancer care at Winship at EJCH for four months. Pollage says he enjoys the therapeutic art program and believes it can help patients.  "It distracts you so you don’t sit here and think about what’s happening, during your treatment," Pollage says. The nurse manager for Winship at EJCH, Nicole Bansavage, RN, says she’s seen first-hand the positive impact on patients.  "Most patients have never painted before and they’re surprised and proud by the quality of art work they produce," Bansavage says. Pollage says it’s not just the painting he enjoys, but the type of [...]

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Congratulations to Emory’s 2016 Atlanta Top Doctors
Jun 23, 2016 By Emory Healthcare

Top Doctors 2016As our Emory Healthcare family continues to grow, so too does our ability to provide Atlanta and Georgia residents access to more Top Doctors. Atlanta magazine’s 2016 July issue features the annual listing of Top Doctors in the metro Atlanta area. We are proud to announce that of all the health systems represented in the list, Emory physicians make up the majority – 51% to be exact. These physicians include those who practice at one of our six hospitals and 200 provider locations as well as those who hold faculty positions at the Emory University School of Medicine. We honor, celebrate and thank all of our physicians—and the care teams that support them—for providing outstanding care to our patients and families, and for truly making patient- and family-centered care their priority each and every day. Congratulations to you all! And with our continuing expanded [...]

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Create a Personal Fundraising Page
Jun 22, 2016 By Emory Healthcare

Personal Giving Page ImageYour support is vital to everything that we do here at Emory. That’s why Emory Healthcare is excited to announce the inception of Personal Giving Pages. Personal Giving Pages are a fun and easy way to support Emory’s groundbreaking research, patient care, and professional education. With just a few clicks, you’ll be able to create your own Personal Giving Page. After you’ve created your page, you’ll be able to invite family and friends to join you in supporting Emory Healthcare. We’ve already created special fundraising messages for birthdays, in honor or memorial of someone special, holidays, or any day that may be important to you. Personal Giving Pages are a great way to both promote good health and help others get involved in the effort to put an end to serious diseases. These pages are a fun and easy way to do just that. With your support and the support of [...]

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Coordinated Care Centers: A New Care Model for Older Adults
Jun 2, 2016 By Emory Healthcare

Emory Coordinated Care Centers promote wellness in older adults. The goal of the care center model is to educate patients and promote quality of life.Leaders from Emory Healthcare and California-based Caremore published an article in NEJM (New England Journal of Medicine) Catalyst presenting early results and highlights from the coordinated care program both company’s worked to launch in August 2014.

So what is a coordinated care program?

Coordinated care programs seek to streamline healthcare for older adults. As people age, they may find themselves juggling multiple doctors' visits, chronic disease treatment plans and a number of daily medications. To simplify this process, the Emory Healthcare Network opened two Emory Coordinated Care Centers, as well as several satellite locations, which use multi-disciplinary health care teams to improve quality of life for its patients. These centers are part of Emory Healthcare Network Advantage, a program that focuses on high-risk Medicare Advantage patients who either have, or [...]

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Emory Johns Creek Hospital to host annual 5K Scrub Run and Health Festival
May 9, 2016 By Emory Johns Creek Hospital

scrub-run2015Emory Johns Creek Hospital will host its annual 5K Scrub Run and Community Health Festival on Saturday, May 14. The race starts at 8 a.m. and children 10 and under can participate in a 100-yard dash at 9 a.m. The hospital will offer free health screenings including cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, bone density, and body mass index (BMI) calculations at the health festival starting at 8 a.m. This year, the event will also feature the hospital's da Vinci® Surgical System to show the public how robotic surgery works. Physicians will also be available to meet and greet community members.

WHO:

Emory Johns Creek Hospital and surrounding communities

WHAT:

Emory Johns Creek Hospital 5K Scrub Run and Community Health Festival

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Saturday, May 14, 2016

TIME:

Race registration starts: 6:30 a.m. 5K run/walk starts: 8 a.m. 100-yard dash (ages 10 and under) starts: 9 [...]

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Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital "Run for Mercy 5k"
Apr 26, 2016 By Emory Healthcare

logoThe Emory Saint Joseph’s “Run for Mercy 5k” is a family-friendly and Peachtree Qualifier event held in the City of Dunwoody beginning and ending at the Perimeter Place shopping center. As Atlanta’s first hospital sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital has a wonderful heritage of providing compassionate, clinically excellent health care. Emory Saint Joseph’s is a leader among all Georgia hospitals and is part of the Emory Healthcare system. To continue that mission, this race will benefit Mercy Care, an organization that provides health care services to the poor and marginalized, and will assist in building their next clinic in the Chamblee community to better assist that population. We encourage community members of all athletic levels to participate—from professional runners to families who want to get out and go on a walk together and [...]

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New study uses cryoablation to reduce pain for cancer patients
Apr 1, 2016 By Emory Healthcare

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Kevin Makowski, RBP

A new study using cryoablation to decrease pain for patients who have cancer metastases in the bone is now underway throughout Emory Healthcare. Cryoablation is a process that uses extreme cold (cryo) to destroy or damage tissue (ablation). Called the “Multicenter Study of Cryoablation for Palliation of Painful Bone Metastases”, or MOTION, the study aims to assess the effectiveness and safety of cryoablation therapy to treat patients with painful bone metastases and document the effects the procedure has on their condition. The prospective, single-arm study will enroll 60 participants at eight centers in the U.S. and internationally. Twenty participants can enroll at Emory Johns Creek Hospital, Emory University Hospital, Emory University Hospital Midtown, and Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital. Participants will serve as their own control group in this [...]

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World Voice Day 2016 with The Emory Voice Center
Mar 31, 2016 By Emory Healthcare

The Emory Voice CenterWorld voice day together with The Atlanta Opera Chorus invite you to Celebrate World Voice Day 2016

Join us for a seminar on vocal health followed by an open rehearsal of The Atlanta Opera Chorus for the production of Gounod's 'Romeo and Juliet' opening on May 7, 2016.

Thursday April 14, 2016 6:30-8:00 PM

1575 Northside Dr. Suite 350 Atlanta GA 30318

PLEASE RSVP TO:

Marina Gilman at 404-686-6776 or marina.gilman@emoryhealthcare.org [...]

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Emory Saint Joseph’s Opens Orthopaedics & Spine Pavilion
Feb 26, 2016 By Emory Healthcare

Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital recently opened their new Orthopaedics & Spine Pavilion providing surgical patients with a comprehensive, seamless care experience in one convenient location. The brand new, 20,000-square-foot facility was designed around the patient and family experience, and had input from hospital staff, physicians and former patients and their family members, known as patient and family advisors (PFAs). "We wanted to make sure the patient gets the best possible experience from the time they walk in the door until they leave," says Paul Jeffords, MD, chief of orthopaedic surgery at Emory Saint Joseph's. According to Dr. Jeffords, another important component of the experience at the Orthopaedics & Spine Pavilion is taking care of a patient's family. "The family is an integral part of a patient's recovery, and we try to ease their anxiety," he says. This [...]

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