EDH casting call for a Wellness Center photo shoot

Smiling faces wanted!

We need to capture images that will be used for the Move More Challenge.  Here’s an idea of what type of images we want to capture:

  • Individuals on equipment
  • Staff in their scrubs moving around
  • Walking group outside
  • A hand showing the Virgin Pulse app on a phone
  • Fitness device on wrist
  • Fun, happy, social, high fives, hands in, teamwork!

If you are available on [insert date/time/location], we would love to see you!

Please contact [insert contact person].  


Teens invited to apply for the 2019 VolunTeen summer program

Emory Decatur Volunteer Services is now accepting applications for our 2019 VolunTeen Summer Program. If you have a high school student interested in participating, please have them follow the instructions on the online application and download the required documents. Click the following link:


Completed applications and required forms must be turned in no later than Thursday, February 28, 2019. If the student is a child of an Emory Healthcare employee, please have them state this on the application. Please note, VolunTeens are only able to volunteer at the Emory Decatur campus.

2019 VolunTeen Schedule

An Eight-Week Session: June 3rd – July 25th

Monday through Thursday (no Fridays or Weekends) – select 1 day per week

Four-Hour Shift options: 9am – 1pm or 1pm – 5pm

One-Week Break: July 1st – 5th

Participation in the program requires a minimum 3.0 GPA. Additionally, students are required to make a four-hour per week commitment over the eight week program (one day per week), with a one-week break during July 1st – 5th. Only one excused absence is allowed, so please carefully consider whether your student will have time to fully participate in the program prior to applying.

Due to the limited number of openings, only a select number of applications will be invited for an interview. If accepted into the program, the student and one parent/guardian MUST ATTEND the mandatory orientation on May 6th from 6-8pm at the Emory Decatur campus. Additionally for those accepted into the program, dues of $25 and uniform fees of $25 must be paid by April 19th.

For more information, please contact:

Karen Caughman

Volunteer Coordinator

Volunteer Services

P  404.501.5208

F  404.501.4788


Happy retirement, Dena Horton,RN and Meryl Lester

Dena Horton, RN, Cancer Center

dena retirement

In the words of her manager, George Miranda, “Dena began working at DeKalb Medical in June, 1992, as the lead discharge planner. She moved from there to 3600 case manager, and then to the Cancer Support team as a case manager. The last five years she has worked in cancer clinical trials.

Dena was a meticulous worker and paid close attention to detail. But she also has a heart of gold. She would get very involved with her patients, even helping to set up hospice care in St. Louis for a research patient when his disease progressed. She also quietly took care of her team’s emotional needs, giving little gifts, taking on workload when her colleagues were overwhelmed, but never drawing attention to herself.

She also has a wonderful sense of humor. I am going to miss her terribly.”

Meryl Lester, Laundry department retire collage

In the words of her manager, Grover Evans, “Meryl served in the laundry department for 45 years! She was a very dependable employee who always managed to come to work, even when it snowed. We will truly miss her.”


Nurse Marshet Tenaw is celebrated with a DAISY leader award

Marshet Tenaw, RN in unit 4500 is being recognized as this quarter’s extraordinary nurse leader.

nurse leader marshet

Each quarter, we recognize the outstanding contributions that our nurse leaders make in providing excellent leadership and care to our staff and patients.

Here’s a snapshot of the comment made by the staff member who nominated her:

“Her dedication to the organization is exemplified through her un canning ability to make anyone feel welcome and a part of the team, she is admired and respected by her peers and physicians alike. Marshet demonstrates her leadership through providing knowledge that helps her staff develop critical thinking skills and encourages them to be proactive in the care of the patients.

She continues in her professional development and she has achieved her Medical Surgical Certification. Her peers enjoy working with her and have expressed that “when Marshet is around, I know that I will have a good day.

Marshet demonstrates her love each day through her interaction with patients and staff alike. Always putting a smile on someone’s face, despite the day they’ve had. Patients always asking about her or requesting for her by name.”