Learn About Our Working Community
DeKalb Medical is just minutes from downtown Atlanta, truly one of the world’s greatest cities. Atlanta’s proximity to the mountains and the beach makes it a great place to live, work and play.
With its rich blend of arts, culture, sports, recreation, shopping, fine dining and southern hospitality, Atlanta offers something for everyone. From the business and cultural venues in the heart of the city to the world class recreational facilities on the outskirts, Atlanta provides all the amenities needed for an unequaled work/life balance. Whether you’re looking for family-oriented fun or exciting night life, Atlanta has it all.
DeKalb Medical’s facilities are all east of the city of Atlanta, yet our employees live throughout the metro Atlanta area where the cost of living is lower than most large metropolitan areas.
We enjoy incredible weather, with four distinct seasons – the summer and winter months are relatively short, giving way to long, gentle springs and autumns. And, the annual rainfall is only about 48 inches.
Metro Atlanta has 26 public school systems and more than 150 private schools. Also it is home to a number of state and private colleges and universities and the largest concentration of historically black colleges in the United States.
For more information about our community please visit the DeKalb County section of Newcomer magazine or the DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce.
History of Caring
For more than 50 years, DeKalb Medical has upheld an exemplary standard of patient care, implementing innovative programs to improve the comfort of our patients and the health of our community. As DeKalb County’s first community hospital, DeKalb Medical has set the standard for delivering exceptional patient care through a team of dedicated and involved Care Partners who always make sure the patient comes first.
DeKalb Medical opened its doors in 1961 as DeKalb General Hospital with 66 medical professionals and 300 employees. By the end of 1970, more than 800 employees worked at the 200-bed acute care facility. In 1971, we expanded to 600 beds, making us the second largest hospital in Atlanta. The late 1970s brought the addition of a coronary care unit, a neonatal intensive care unit and expansion of the hospital’s rehabilitation and mental health services. DeKalb General was renamed DeKalb Medical Center in 1989, and to DeKalb Medical in 2007, marking its evolution into a state-of-the-art medical complex.
Read more here about DeKalb Medical's history.