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Emory Johns Creek Hospital Offers State-of-the-Art Vein Illumination Technology

Vein IlluminationHave you ever gone to a physician’s office to have blood drawn only to be stuck three or four times to hit a vein? Or, when receiving an IV, have clinician had to search for a good vein because you are dehydrated? Emory Johns Creek Hospital has added new, innovative technology that greatly decreases the number of attempts needed to find a good vein for needle placements, making the process of drawing blood, starting intravenous solutions and other procedures easier on both the patient and clinician.

The vein illuminating device, made by AccuVein Inc., uses a visible laser to show a map of veins on the surface of a patient’s skin, which allows the clinician to choose veins that will offer the greatest chance of success for needle placement on the first try. Since the vein finder does not make contact with the skin, it is painless and easy to clean. It is also effective on a range of skin tones. Clinicians can dock the device on an easy-to-position mobile stand when they need to work hands free.

According to Lisa Aiken, RN, MSN, Nurse Educator for the Intensive Care Unit and Emergency Department, Emory Johns Creek uses the vein finder in several areas of the hospital, including the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) where veins in premature babies are very small and hard to find. It is also used in the Emergency Department and Outpatient Surgery.

Aiken explains that suitable veins are often more difficult to locate in patients who are dehydrated, overweight or diabetic. Veins are also harder to find in older patients, and Aiken adds, anxiety can make veins harder to find, which is often the case in people who are about to give blood or undergo a procedure. Though new to the hospital, Aiken says patients have already expressed appreciation and satisfaction with the new device.

For more information on this exciting new technology, please visit Emory Johns Creek Hospital at www.emoryjohnscreek.com or call 678-474-7000.

Emory Johns Creek Hospital continues Community Health Classes

Wellness ClassesLooking for a way to kick start a healthier lifestyle in the new year? A new 5-week course starts Feb. 25 at Emory Johns Creek Hospital focusing on health and wellness. Classes are taught by community and hospital healthcare providers and provide general education on nutrition and health issues to help participants progress toward developing personalized health plans.

Classes meet every other Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Physicians Plaza Suite 109, located at 6335 Hospital Parkway in Johns Creek. The cost for all five sessions is $75. Class topics are:

  • Feb. 25: Introduction and Initial Health Screening. Taught by Andrew Pugliese, MD, a Disease Prevention Physician at Emory Johns Creek Hospital, will set the foundation with information on how a healthy, active lifestyle can influence personal risk factors for disease. Licensed lab technicians help participants complete a personalized physical health assessment.
  • March 04: Health Eating Habits and Their Effect on Chronic Disease Management. Julie Parish, an Emory Johns Creek registered and licensed dietitian, will provide disease specific diet education relevant to participant’s personal risk factors and demonstrate how to use a food diary to track progress.
  • Feb. 11: Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Lives. Emory Johns Creek Food Services Director, Amy Davis, will talk about organic and sustainable cooking tips and how to stock your kitchen to achieve dietary success. The class will also participate in a cooking demo and prep their own healthy dinner for four to take home.
  • March 18: Preventative Benefits of Exercise. Kay Halbert, Outpatient Rehabilitation Services Supervisor at Emory Johns Creek, discusses setting goals and general requirements for physical activity. Class participants can register to win a Fitbit to help track fitness and nutrition goals along with a pair of shoes from fleet feet and a gym membership with LA fitness.
  • March 25: Wrap-up with General Well-being. Emory Johns Creek Hospital’s Sleep Lab Coordinator and Registered Respiratory Therapist Joyce Neidert and Licensed Pharmacist Roland Tam. Discuss stress management with the Director of Marketing for Massage Envy Barb Hornsby. Class members can experience a free chair massage, take home a one hour session, and enter to win a custom pillow.

For more information or to register online, visit emoryjohnscreek.com/events-classes or call 678-474-8200 to register.

5 Weeks to Better Wellness with Community Health Classes

Wellness ClassesLooking for a way to kick start a healthier lifestyle in the new year? Starting in January 2015, Emory Johns Creek Hospital will launch a five-week course of health and wellness classes taught by community and hospital healthcare providers. The classes focus on providing general education on nutrition and health issues to help participants progress toward developing personalized health plans. Classes meet every other Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The first class meets Jan. 7, 2015 in Physicians Plaza Suite 109, located at 6335 Hospital Parkway in Johns Creek. The cost for all five sessions is $75. Class topics are:

  • Jan. 7:  Introduction and Initial Health Screening. Taught by Andrew Pugliese, MD, a Disease Prevention Physician at Emory Johns Creek Hospital, will set the foundation with information on how a healthy, active lifestyle can influence personal risk factors for disease. Licensed lab technicians help participants complete a personalized physical health assessment.
  • Jan. 21:  Healthy Eating Habits and Their Effect on Chronic Disease Management. Julie Parish, an Emory Johns Creek registered and licensed dietitian, will provide disease specific diet education relevant to participant’s personal risk factors and demonstrate how to use a food diary to track progress.
  • Feb. 4: Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Lives. Emory Johns Creek Food Services Director, Amy Davis, will talk about organic and sustainable cooking tips and how to stock your kitchen to achieve dietary success. The class will also participate in a cooking demo and prep their own healthy dinner for four to take home.
  • Feb. 18: Preventative Benefits of Exercise. Kay Halbert, Outpatient Rehabilitation Services Supervisor at Emory Johns Creek, discusses setting goals and general requirements for physical activity. Class participants can register to win a Fitbit to help track fitness and nutrition goals along with a pair of shoes from fleet feet and a gym membership with LA fitness.
  • March 4: Wrap-up with General Well-being. Emory Johns Creek Hospital’s Sleep Lab Coordinator and Registered Respiratory Therapist Joyce Neidert and Licensed Pharmacist Roland Tam. Discuss stress management with the Director of Marketing for Massage Envy Barb Hornsby. Class members can experience a free chair massage, take home a one hour session, and enter to win a custom pillow.

For more information or to register online, visit emoryjohnscreek.com/events-classes or call 678-474-8200.

Top 5 Reasons to Join Emory Johns Creek Hospital for Its 2014 5K Scrub Run and Community Health Fair

scrub-run-ad1The Emory Johns Creek Hospital 5K Scrub Run and Community Health Fair continues its tradition of providing free health screenings, a casual environment in which community members can chat with physicians and an opportunity to visit with more than two dozen vendors.

The event is on Saturday, May 17, from 8 to 11 a.m. Registration for the 5K begins at 6:30 a.m. A 100-yard dash for kids 10 & under starts at 9 a.m. All dash participants receive a free doctor’s kit.

Why should you be there?

  1. It’s free! Get free health screenings, including blood glucose, blood pressure, cholesterol, bone density, body mass index (BMI) and more.
  2. Learn about health & wellness issues, such as what you need to know about symptoms of a stroke and the beginnings of a heart attack, know when to go to the ER, and the importance of following your doctor’s recommendations for breast and colorectal exams.
  3. Chat with physicians from the hospital and around the community, including orthopedic and plastic surgeons, oncologists, gastroenterologists, podiatrists, ENT specialists, pediatricians and women’s health specialists.
  4. Kids both big and small can meet members of the Johns Creek fire and police departments, including the K-9 unit, and do hands-on craft projects with Home Depot representatives. Don’t forget the 100-yard dash for kids 10 & under.
  5. Cheer on the 5K Scrub Run participants as they cross the finish line. Want to run or walk in the 5K? Register before May 1 and pay only $25. Register May 2 through May 16 and pay only $30. And for the procrastinators in the bunch, you can register the day of the race. The race-day registration fee is $35. Strollers and dogs welcome. Register at emoryjohncreek.com/festival2014. All proceeds from the Scrub Run benefit the Chattahoochee High School Cross Country Team and the Emory Johns Creek Hospital Foundation.

Community Relations Director Bev Miller says the community health festival and 5K event is an important part of the hospital’s outreach effort to give the community greater access to general health and wellness information. “We see events like our health festival and our Ladies Night Out in October to be a really important part of the service we strive to provide to the community, but we also work really hard to make it fun, casual and most importantly, accessible,” she says.

For more information, visit emoryjohnscreek.com/festival2014 or:

For race information, call 678-474-7744.
For festival information, call 678-474-8017.
For sponsorship opportunities, call 678-474-8330.

Don Wells Awarded 2014 Emory Johns Creek Hospital Legacy Award

Don WellsEmory Johns Creek Hospital congratulates Donald Wells, one of its inaugural board members, on receiving the 2014 Emory Johns Creek Hospital Legacy Award. It is one of four awards presented at the annual Second Century Awards Dinner, given by Emory Healthcare every year since 2006.

The Second Century Awards select honorees from each Emory hospital—Emory University Hospital Midtown, Emory Johns Creek Hospital, Emory University Hospital and Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital—for their significant impact on the care of countless Atlantans, hospital patients, staff and physicians, and nominated by Emory Healthcare leadership and previous award recipients.

Wells, who spent his career with Emory Healthcare, joined the board of Emory Johns Creek Hospital in 2006 and is considered one of the cornerstones in the hospital’s success. “Don is a big reason this hospital is what it is today,” says Emory Johns Creek Hospital CEO Craig McCoy. “I think it was his leadership at that board level that really helped this hospital get the firm foundation that it’s building on.”

Christopher Hart, MD, Emory Johns Creek’s Chief of Staff, says, “Don has been the constant, steady hand through the infancy of Emory Johns Creek Hospital, always keeping our focus on taking great care of the patients’ needs.”

In addition to patient care, Wells has provided guidance on all aspects of hospital operations. “From buying the materials, to cooking the food, to running the business office, it’s like a little city. And some days it’s not so little,” Wells says.

After serving the Emory Johns Creek board for seven years, Wells recently stepped down; however, he will continue to be involved with the hospital. “There’s a sense of identity there that never escapes you, nor do you want to escape it,” Wells says. “I like that.”

“I hope he continues to have a hand in things,” Dr. Hart says. “We owe a great debt of gratitude for all that he’s done.”

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Donald Wells – Emory Johns Creek Hospital Legacy Award 2014

Join Us for the 5th Annual Johns Creek Community Health Festival & 5K Scrub Run!

Emory Johns Creek Community Health Festival and Scrub RunJoin us Saturday, May 17, for Emory Johns Creek Hospital’s 5th Annual Community Health Festival and 5K Scrub Run. The festival is free and open to the public, with free health screenings and a number of health and wellness education opportunities. Home Depot and members of the A5 Girl’s Club Volleyball team will be offering kids activities, including crafts and face painting. Children 10 and under can participate in a 100-yard dash and receive a free doctor’s kit. The festival and race run from 8 to 11 a.m. Race registration begins at 6:30 a.m.

ABOUT THE HEALTH FESTIVAL

Admission to the Health Festival is FREE! Activities include:

  • Free Health Screenings – cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, bone density, body mass index (BMI) calculations, and more!
  • Health & Wellness Education including recognizing the signs of a stroke, knowing the beginnings of a heart attack and the importance of screenings for breast and colorectal cancer.
  • Meet Our Physicians
  • Kidz Zone – Home Depot and A5 Girl’s Club High School Girls Volleyball Team
  • Johns Creek Fire & Police Departments

ABOUT THE 5K RACE

The Scrub Run starts and finishes on the Emory Johns Creek campus and is open to participants of all abilities. Strollers and dogs are welcome. All proceeds benefit the Chattahoochee High School Cross Country Teams as well as the Emory Johns Creek Hospital Foundation.

LOCATION

Emory Johns Creek Hospital
6325 Hospital Parkway
Johns Creek, GA
Parking is FREE. Designated lots surrounding the hospital will be open for parking.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

6:30 a.m. – on-site race registration begins
8:30 a.m. – race and festival begin
9 a.m. – 100-yard dash for children 10 and under (all participants receive a free doctor’s kit)

Race registration fees are:

$25 until 5/01/14
$30 5/2/14 to 5/16/14
$35 day of race

Register early at runnersfit.com/ejch5k or download the registration form at emoryjohnscreek.org/festival2014.
For more information, visit emoryjohnscreek.com/festival2014 or:
For race information, call 678-474-7744.
For festival information, call 678-474-8017.
For sponsorship opportunities, call 678-474-8330.

Intermediate Cardiac Care Unit Opens at Emory Johns Creek Hospital

Our cardiovascular care team is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so patients can feel comfortable putting their precious hearts in our skilled hands. Dr. Rowe, medical director of the ICCU, stands in the middle, with Marilyn Margolis, MN, BSN, RN, chief nursing officer (left), Heather Redrick, nursing director of the ICCU, and other members of the cardiovascular care team at EJCH.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year about 935,000 Americans suffer a heart attack. In response to this statistic, and coupled with the fact that heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death for both men and women, on February 4, 2013, Emory Johns Creek Hospital opened an Intermediate Cardiac Care Unit known around the hospital as the ICCU.

The nine-bed unit is for patients who have recently suffered heart attacks or are recovering from major cardiac procedures. The ICCU allows patients to receive specialized cardiac care until their condition stabilizes. Extensive heart monitoring and testing is provided by a highly trained staff that is experienced with cardiac conditions, procedures and treatments.

“The first few days after a patient suffers a cardiac event are the most crucial to their rehabilitation process,” says Don Rowe, MD, medical director of the Intermediate Cardiac Care Unit. “Emory Johns Creek Hospital now has a unique ability to treat cardiac patients in a dedicated unit that offers more specialized care to support patients and their families. Our hotel-like, all-private rooms, in conjunction with our highly skilled cardiovascular care team, allow for maximum healing during this critical time.”

Remember, in the event of a heart attack, time is muscle. It is important to know the signs of a heart attack and call 911 immediately if you or someone close to you starts experiencing symptoms such as:

• Chest Pain
• Shortness of breath
• Discomfort in arms, back, neck, jaw or upper stomach
• Nausea
• Sleep problems
• Fatigue

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Join us for the Emory Johns Creek Hospital Health Festival & 5K Scrub Run!

Emory Johns Creek Hospital 5K Scrub RunMark your calendar for the Emory Johns Creek Hospital Community Health Festival Saturday, May 19, from 8 a.m. to noon. We will have something for everyone at this fun, family-friendly event: kids’ crafts at the Kidz Zone, free health screenings, an opportunity to meet and talk with our physicians, fire safety and K-9 demonstrations by the Johns Creek Fire and Police Departments, and tasty treats from local vendors. We are pleased to welcome the Johns Creek Chamber and the Junior League of Gwinnett and North Fulton Counties aspartners for this event.

The Festival kicks off Saturday morning with the annual 5K Scrub Run at 8 a.m. Proceeds from the 5K Scrub Run benefit the Emory Johns Creek Hospital 5K Fund, which provides life-saving AEDs (automate external defibrillators) to the community. Sign up for the 5K Scrub Run & we’ll see you on the 19th!

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