Reverend Dr. McClellon Cox to retire April 5 after 22 years

Farewell reception planned for Tuesday, March 26rev cox collage

Reverend McClellon Cox will be retiring on April 5. Reverend Cox has been on staff for over 20 years and served as the Director of Pastoral Care Services since 2014. His achievements are numerous and he has provided important spiritual guidance through challenging times and blessed events. Most recently, he offered strength through our biggest hospital change, transitioning to Emory Healthcare. Under his leadership, our chaplains have provided immeasurable comfort to our patients, families and staff. His dedication and professionalism have been a tremendous asset to the organization.

We will honor Reverend Cox for his contributions in a farewell reception planned from 3 -5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26 in the Dr. Bobbie Bailey auditorium. Please mark your calendars and drop by at any time. Remarks will take place at 3:30 p.m.


PEACH members: what you need to know for your 2018 taxes

For the calendar year 2018, your donations to the Foundation through payroll deduction can be found on BOTH your DeKalb Medical Paystub dated September 13, 2018 and your Emory Healthcare Paystub dated December 21, 2018, if you worked at both institutions. Add them together to determine the cumulative amount you have donated to the Foundation through payroll deduction. These are your receipts for your charitable giving when itemizing your taxes.

On behalf of the DeKalb Medical Foundation and Administration, we are grateful that you choose to support Emory Decatur Hospital, Emory Hillandale Hospital and Emory Long-Term Acute Care with your time as well as your treasure. Thank you for all you do for our hospital—and one another—every day.

If you would like to make a donation to the Foundation, please visit

If you have any questions, please contact Tenika Thompson at or 404-501-7063.


Congratulations January employee of the month winners!


Scott Hughes, Training Specialist, Organizational Development & Learning at EDH

scott hughes collage.jpgScott Hughes is an emerging leader that lives the EHC core values. He cares about the team, organization, and customers. He assists whenever and wherever he can throughout the system. Scott has integrity and has been the orientation facilitator over the past year. He has created an inspiring work environment for individuals and teams.

Scott even used his talent to make wooden clocks for our volunteers. He was even able to personalize the clocks with their favorite color and the shape of their favorite flower. He takes a personal interest in others and seeks to understand different perspectives and thoughts of others.

Whenever volunteer opportunities arise he participates. In the community he buys milk for the elderly and helps his wife with some responsibilities at a woman’s shelter and has shown several acts of kindness to staff in this organization. Recently, Scott has been accepted to the Emerging Leader Program, but he is already a leader.

Judy Headspeth, Technician, Emergency Department at EHH

judy ltac collageJudy demonstrates high quality work at all times. Judy anticipates the needs of the patient and the nurses. She continuously performs over and above the call of duty focusing on providing excellent care to patients. For example, she eagerly watches the board to determine patient’s needs.

Judy listens to her patients, and she eagerly informs her team members of patients concerns and needs. She never complains. She gets the job done!!!

Judy demonstrates respect and compassion for patients, families, staff and providers.  She remains calm during stressful situations focusing on patient needs. She continuously provides support to the patients and her team members. If a patient or a team member needs assistance, Judy immediately jumps in to assist the patient and or team member.

Wanda Wright, Supervisor, EVS at ELTAC

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Wanda is the supervisor for the EVS team at ELTAC. Wanda exemplifies outstanding leadership qualities by setting the example for her team. She attends morning huddles and coordinates with her staff for new patient admissions.

When patients need to be moved around to accommodate new admissions, she assists her team by getting the rooms cleaned and ready (sometimes with very short notice) for the next admission.

Wanda is also proactive during inclement weather periods (windows leak when raining). She makes sure everyone has extra towels on windowsills to keep wet areas under control from saturating the floors. There are numerous issues with the infrastructure of the building and Wanda continues to set a positive example of how we should all work together as a team to get the job done. She is an “All hands on deck” type of leader!

Nominate a colleague today!

If you know a staff member who is outstanding and deserves recognition, all leaders and employees are encouraged to nominate employees for Employee of the Month. (Leaders are not eligible).

Nominations may be entered directly in EHCrecognize.


Volunteers needed to assist with skin and prostate cancer screening event

The cancer center at EDH will be offering complimentary skin and prostate cancer screening on Saturday, April 27th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Volunteers are needed in the following capacities:

  1. nursing or other staff to perform phlebotomy for PSA samples
  2. staff able to assist physicians during skin cancer screening
  3. escort patients to and from exam rooms, prep exam rooms
  4. help with check-in/check-out procedures

Volunteers must commit to a minimum of two hours to be considered. For more information and to sign up, please contact Michelle Ware (404-501-7778) or Claudia Tinkle (404-501-7071) or

Registration for this community event will open soon. Please tell your friends and family members who may want to take advantage of this opportunity.


We observe Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 10-16

In observance of Patient Safety Awareness Week, stop by the cafeteria to learn more on how we keep patients safe. Here is the schedule for next week

Monday, March 11, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at EDH

Wednesday, March 13, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at EHH

Thursday, March 14 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at ELTAC

Everyone can play a role in patient safety; but, here are a few examples of what the bedside staff can do to keep patients safe:

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If you have questions, feel free to contact Carol Campbell, BSN, RN, Patient Safety and Accreditation Manager at 404-501-1759.