WinWin! With You Applauds 3rd Floor Unit; Shahid Rafique, MD and Tyler S. Reynolds, MD PC

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Welcome to the WinWin! section. The employees listed below have been recognized by patients, peers and/or managers who want to showcase their wins. Please join us in applauding their great work. If you have a Win, we’d love to share and celebrate it. Send Wins to http://ow.ly/ZYwi307GSHY. 

3rd Floor Unit

A patient’s daughter recognizes staff for using the IREACH values.

Patient comment: “I want to send a thank you note to Dr. G, Diana Boswell, Carolyn, Stephanie, Linda Parkman, and all the nurses and techs on the 3rd floor of the North Decatur Campus. My dad Emmett Whitlock had a stroke Aug. 8th and each person treated him excellent.”

Patient comment: “I want to send a thank you note to Dr. G, Diana Boswell, Carolyn, Stephanie, Linda Parkman, and all the nurses and techs on the 3rd floor of the North Decatur Campus. My dad Emmett Whitlock had a stroke Aug. 8th and each person treated him excellent.”

Shahid Rafique, MD

Dr. Rafique of DeKalb Medical Physician Group, Lenora Church Family Medicine is being recognized with a five star rating from a patient who has been looking for a great doctor. 

Patient comment: “Dr. Rafique is an excellent doctor, he cares very much about his patients and always has their welfare as his top priority. He is very good and knowledgeable.”

Tyler S. Reynolds, MD PC

Dr. Reynolds of DeKalb Medical Physician Group, DeKalb General Surgery & Surgical Oncology is being recognized with a five star rating from a patient. 

Patient comment: “Tyler S. Reynolds, M.D Is the best doctor in the United States of America. Thanks for your best service.”

 

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Dr. Augustine Conduah Discussed Osteoarthritis on WSB Radio Show

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Want to know how to treat and manage osteoarthritis of the knee? Dr. Conduah, a leader in orthopedic and sports medicine, who practices at DeKalb Medical Physicians Group DeKalb Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, provided detailed information during a conversation on WSB Radio, The Weekly Check-Up: http://theweeklycheckup.com/blog/2017/91017-dr-augustine-conduah-of-dekalb-medical/

 

Free Grief Group Hosted by Pastoral Services

Grief group imageIn response to a great many requests for a grief group, Pastoral Care Services at DeKalb Medical is pleased to offer this service to families who have lost a loved one or suffered some other loss. The group will deal with different types and stages of grief, as well as the spiritual and practical issues involved. Sharing your story in a group can be one of the most effective healing techniques!

Our next group will meet for six weeks on the following Thursdays:

October 12, 2017 to November 16, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

At the present time the sessions are scheduled to meet in the DeKalb Medical High Risk Genetics Conference Room located on the first floor of the DeKalb Medical Professional Building, 2675 North Decatur Road, Suite 103. Since each session is part of the growth and building process, we ask that each participant commit to attend each week. 

The group will be led by Rev. T. J. McGiffert, Chaplain at DeKalb Medical. If you or any member of your family would like to attend, please call 404.501.1785 to register.

 

Review Your Benefits & Participate in the Annual Influenza Immunization

flu-shot-imageWho knew benefits could be so fun? Visit with representatives from our Benefits Department, UMR (United Healthcare), Metlife, Valic, EyeMed, Purchasing Power, and all of our vendors who present options to match you with the best plan and save you money on your benefits. Also learn how you may earn a Wellness Incentive Credit by completing our annual health risk assessment and biometric screening.

 

BENEFITS INFORMATION

The DeKalb Medical Benefits Fairs are just around the corner so mark your calendar!

Tuesday, October 3 at Hillandale Community Room – 7:30 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Wednesday, October 4 at North Decatur Keeton Auditorium – 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Thursday, October 5 at Downtown Decatur Admin Conference Room – 7:30 a.m.- 3 p.m.

The Benefits Department will also host one-on-one information sessions throughout the month of October to assist you with your options.

The benefits packet will be mailed to your address. Please take time to review the benefits information and attend a benefit fair to get personalized information.

Open Enrollment Calendar

Pass it on: Flu vaccination is mandatory.

FLU INFORMATION

Flu Shot Schedule – http://dmintranet/departments/workswell/Shared%20Documents/Flu_Shot%20_Schedule.xlsx?Web=1

Flu Vaccination FAQ Sheet – http://dmintranet/departments/workswell/Shared%20Documents/Flu_Vaccination_FAQ_Sheet.pdf

Flu Vaccination Declination Form – http://dmintranet/departments/workswell/Shared%20Documents/WorksWell%20Onsite%20Forms/Annual%20Health%20-%20TB%20Forms/Flu_Vaccination_Declination_Form.pdf

DeKalb Medical Leadership Changes

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Eric Dennin, Director for ND ED is moving into a new role here at ND in our project management office. In this new role, he will provide support to the ED and other clinical areas on projects related to process improvement! We are grateful to Eric for his many previous contributions to the ED and Nursing and look forward to his future contributions. Thank you Eric!

Joe Pimentel’s time with us as a consultant in the ED s ending. His last day will be Friday 9/29. Joe brought his ED expertise along with many new evidence-based tools and process improvements to the ND ED. Thank you Joe!

Shunda Harper, current Director for the Hillandale ED has accepted a new role as our system Executive Director for the Hillandale and ND ED’s. Shunda has been with DeKalb Medical Center for 15 years. Her knowledge regarding DeKalb and Emergency Nursing will help us to move forward with system approaches as we continue to improve our EDs. Shunda will have a dual reporting structure – she will report to Kim Bentley, VP and Administrator for Hillandale as it pertains to the Hillandale ED and she will report to me for the North Decatur ED. Please join us in congratulating Shunda on her new challenging, but rewarding role. Thank you Shunda!

 

DeKalb Medical Stands Up to Tropical Storm Irma

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Thanks to the foresight, team work and implementation efforts of DeKalb Medical leadership and staff, we weathered Tropical Storm Irma quite masterfully. “I would like to thank everyone for their patience and leadership throughout the last couple of days,” said Kim Bentley, Vice President, Administrator at Hillandale. Kim was the administrator on call who lead the efforts in keeping our system functional. Russell Richardson, Director of Security, led the communication efforts with continual storm updates. This was a huge effort involving almost all staff at some level. Because of the pre-planning, very few DeKalb Medical services were interrupted.

Here are a few highlights of efforts leading up to and during the storm events:

  • Laundry put in 15 hours last Sunday to make sure we had clean laundry available through Tuesday at all campuses.
  • Patient Care Services maintained staffing levels despite transportation challenges.
  • Building Services, Engineering, BioMed, EVS, IT kept all facilities and operations running smoothly throughout power surges, leaks and other issues.
  • Only a few medical procedures were postponed Monday afternoon.
  • Cancer Center Infusion revised schedules and will be working this Saturday to fulfill four-day infusions.
  • Wellness Center hours were amended to keep members safe and off the roads.

WinWin! With You Applauds Marie Lightbourne, MD; Qammar N. Rashid, MD and Daryl Sherrod, MD

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Welcome to the WinWin! section. The employees listed below have been recognized by patients, peers and/or managers who want to showcase their wins. Please join us in applauding their great work. If you have a Win, we’d love to share and celebrate it. Send Wins to http://ow.ly/ZYwi307GSHY. 

Marie Lightbourne, MD

Dr. Lightbourne of DeKalb Medical Physician Group Lenora Church Family Medicine is being recognized with a five star rating from a patient. 

Patient comment: “Dr. Lightbourne really values her patients’ time. She is efficient and never keeps me waiting. When she walks into the room, she shows a genuine concern for how I am feeling and what is going on with me. I would recommend her services.”

Qammar N. Rashid, MD

Dr. Rashid of DeKalb Medical Physician Group Surgical Associates is being recognized for showing compassionate care to his patient.

Patient comment: “Dr. Rashid is an amazing doctor.  She is kind, patient, intelligent and caring. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a doctor.” 

Daryl Sherrod, MD

Dr. Sherrod of DeKalb Medical Physician Group Flat Shoals Internal Medicine is being recognized with a five star rating from a patient whose been looking for a great doctor. 

Patient comment: “Great service! I’ve been looking for a great doctor for a long time!  He’s a down to earth doctor!”