DeKalb Medical’s Surgical Weight Loss Program Achieves National Accreditation

mbsaqipDeKalb Medical Achieves National Accreditation
from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). We continue to be a leading provider of high quality surgical treatment for patients
with severe obesity and its related conditions.
The MBSAQIP has recognized our hospital
for meeting national quality standards
established to deliver safe, high quality
bariatric patient care.

Topping the list: DeKalb Medical physicians named “Top Docs”

top-docs-16The 2016 Atlanta magazine’s Top Doctors list includes 83 physicians who are members of the medical staff at DeKalb Medical. The list contains the names of physicians who are nominated by other physicians in the Atlanta area as doctors who not only excel in academic medicine and research, but also in patient care.

Physicians often nominate doctors to whom they would send their own family members. Final selection is based upon the doctors’ educational and professional experience. DeKalb Medical congratulates members of its medical staff on this list:
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Progressive RN Recruitment Strategies


nurse-recruitmentYou may have heard about the nursing shortage affecting the nation. Many factors have contributed to the national nursing shortage, including high national nursing turnover rate, nursing vacancies, lack of a formal retention strategy, working conditions and the general economy. We’d like to take this opportunity to let you know what DeKalb Medical is doing to help address this for our hospital.

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Understanding Hospital Ratings


understanding-hospital-rankingsIn today’s well connected world, most consumers can use reviews or ratings to help them make decisions about where and what to buy. When patients are choosing a hospital, they can do the same thing and consult hospital ratings that are put out by various national companies.

Many ratings systems use stars, letters or numbers. Often a hospital can get conflicting ratings from different companies – maybe 5 stars from one company and a “C” from another. This can occur because each company uses different information to form their ratings. We looked at six organizations — Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Healthgrades, The Joint Commission, The Leapfrog Group, U.S. News and World Report, and Truven Health Analytics — to find out how they measure patient care and how they determine their ratings results. Continue reading “Understanding Hospital Ratings”