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DeKalb Medical's History

This year DeKalb Medical is proud to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Take a look at this historical time line to see the highlights of our journey. With 50 years of momentum, DeKalb Medical continues to pioneer advances in healthcare and help the people of DeKalb County live healthy lives.

1961 - DeKalb General Hospital opens (320 beds)

1971 - Hospital expands and doubles in size (640 beds)

1973 - Emergency Room opens

1978 - Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) opens

1985 - Wellness Center opens

1991 - Laparoscopic surgery starts

1993 - Maternity/Surgery Center opens

1994 - Long Term Acute Care hospital at Downtown Decatur opens

1999 - Wellness on Wheels mobile health van hits the road

2004 - PET/CT scanning services offered

2005 - DeKalb Medical at Hillandale opens

2007 - New Women's & Surgery Center opens

2008 - da Vinci robotic surgery system offered

2009 - Joint Solutions Center opens

2011 - Heart and Vascular Center opens

2014 - Center for Lung Health opens

2014 - Heartburn Solutions Center opens

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