Making DeKalb Medical a hospital of hope has been Dr. Solomon Tafari's focus since he joined the medical staff in 2010. The Ethiopian born internist and DeKalb Medical Foundation Founders' Circle member says "it takes a village" to meet today's needs. The System Program Director for Hospital Medicine and Hospitalist Intensivist Program is building a culture of care and compassion and hoping all hospitalists will join the Founders’ Circle. "Gratitude is what builds great institutes," shares Tafari because having the best of everything starts with benefactors. When the community sees doctors donating, it makes them want to do the same."