DeKalb 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.
The 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:
Continue reading “Topping the list: DeKalb Medical physicians named “Top Docs””
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. Continue reading “WinWin! August 2016”
Deadline is December 2, 2016
Nominate a nurse today! Nurses at DeKalb Medical can be nominated and honored with The DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day. Continue reading “Nominate an Extraordinary Nurse”
You 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.
Continue reading “Progressive RN Recruitment Strategies”
In 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”
Each week, you have a chance to win prizes
by playing WellBin Go! This new program,
brought to you by the fine folks on the
Employee Wellness Committee, runs from
September through October. Continue reading “Wellbin Go! Program”