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Health and Wellness Store Opens at DeKalb Medical

January 25, 2011

Decatur, GA – DeKalb Medical announces the grand opening of the Health and Wellness Store and Walgreens at North Decatur. On Wednesday, January 26, a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11:00 a.m. will kick off the celebration that runs through 2:00 p.m. in the lobby of the professional office building located at 2675 N. Decatur RD, Decatur, GA 30033. As part of the festivities, attendees will tour both stores, view products, receive free gifts, and may enter into a drawing for prizes. Throughout the lobby area, stations will be set up where the general public can get free health screenings (Blood Pressure, Blood Glucose, Body Mass Index, Bone Density Scan). Pharmacists will also be on hand to talk with visitors individually about hard-to-find drugs and review current prescriptions. Health experts will be available to discuss diabetes, sleep disorders, cancer, maternity and other medical concerns. "We are pleased to see the vision of an on-site outpatient pharmacy and health-centered retail store become a reality. Convenient access to prescriptions and medical supplies marks just one more way that DeKalb Medical is pushing beyond to ensure continuity of care for our patients." says Eric Norwood, FACHE, DeKalb Medical's President and CEO.

The Health and Wellness Store at DeKalb Medical and Walgreens meet a variety of health-related needs for patients, visitors, employees and physicians. Walgreens focuses on pharmaceuticals and over-the-counter medications while the Health and Wellness Store provides products that patients need to regain or maintain health such as compression hose, orthopedic and cancer care items, diabetes supplies, sleep aids, fitness apparel, books and skin care products. Gifts, snacks and magazines also are available. Both stores accept major credit cards and are open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

About DeKalb Medical

With more than 800 doctors skilled in 55 medical specialties, DeKalb Medical combines cutting-edge technology with compassion to effectively diagnose and treat our patients. A leader in cancer, heart attack treatment and orthopedics, our non-profit health system and DeKalb Medical Physicians have been growing with metro-Atlanta’s medical needs since 1961.

More than just a provider of hospital services, DeKalb Medical has helped usher in a new era of electronic medical records that puts information at your doctor’s fingertips for improved patient safety and outcomes. Our 627-bed system includes DeKalb Medical at North Decatur (451 beds), DeKalb Medical Long Term Acute Care at Downtown Decatur (76 beds) and DeKalb Medical at Hillandale (100 beds). Committed to pushing beyond to excel in patient satisfaction and service, our quality is reflected in many clinical excellence awards throughout our three-hospital system including recently ranking in the Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Orthopedic Services by HealthGrades® (2011).

Tori Vogt
Media Relations Coordinator 
DeKalb Medical 
tori.vogt@dekalbmedical.org
404.501.2885

2701 North Decatur Road Decatur, GA 30033
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Patient Inquiries: 404.501.5200

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