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DeKalb Medical at Hillandale Expands Womens Health Facility

May 16, 2012

Hillandale Breast Center Construction(May 16, 2012) DeKalb Medical is pleased to announce the expansion of the Hillandale Breast Center. “During the last three years, the Hillandale Breast Center has experienced a 20 percent increase in patient visits, and this expansion will provide the capacity to meet the high demand for women’s health services in our community,” says Susan Harris, RN, MBA, vice president and administrator of DeKalb Medical at Hillandale.

Funded by the support of the DeKalb Medical Foundation, the newly renovated Breast Center will offer additional amenities for the comfort and convenience of women in the Southwest DeKalb, Rockdale and Newton Counties and beyond.

Among the highlights are access to onsite nurse navigators five days a week as well as quicker scheduling for mammograms and biopsies. The new facility will be 4,170 square feet, compared to the original space of 1,600 square feet. Patients and their families will now be served in more spacious waiting, dressing and procedure rooms, all in close proximity to parking and physician offices. A grand opening for the public is slated for this summer.

To schedule an appointment, patients or their doctors may call 404.501.2660

Photo caption: Physicians and staff of DeKalb Medical at Hillandale review blueprints of Hillandale Breast Center expansion.

About DeKalb Medical at Hillandale

DeKalb Medical at Hillandale With more than 800 doctors skilled in 55 medical specialties, DeKalb Medical combines cutting-edge technology with compassion to effectively diagnosis and treat nearly half a million patients each year. As the first planned digital hospital to open in Georgia, DeKalb Medical at Hillandale 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. Growing with the metro-Atlanta area since 2005, our 100-bed hospital is committed to pushing beyond to excel in patient satisfaction and service. At DeKalb Medical at Hillandale, you won’t have to travel far to feel better with these nearby services: 24-hour emergency services, vascular surgery, breast surgery, uterine fibroid embolism, cardiology, cancer care, orthopedics, rehabilitation, gastroenterology, general surgery, endocrinology, radiology/imaging. For more information visit www.dekalbmedical.org.

About DeKalb Medical Cancer Center

DeKalb Medical continues to be a leader in Atlanta in oncology research and treatment. The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons validated the excellence of our cancer program in June 2010 by granting a three-year approval with commendation to DeKalb Medical as a community comprehensive cancer center. In addition, DeKalb Medical also received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer in 2007 for exceeding the standards set out by the Commission. Only 20 percent of hospitals in the United States have been awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award. Join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dekalbmedicalcancercenter.

Media Contact: Tori Vogt MBA, media@dekalbmedical.org, 404.501.2885

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