DeKalb Medical at Hillandale Sets the Standard
March 28, 2013
DeKalb Medical at Hillandale was recently awarded the “Georgia Coverdell Champion Hospital of the Year” award for stroke care in the small-sized category (26-100 beds) for 2013.
Named in honor of the late Senator Paul Coverdell of Georgia – who died of a massive stroke in 2000 – the primary goal of the Georgia Coverdell Acute Stroke Registry (GCASR) program is to improve the care of acute stroke patients in the hospital setting. Other goals are to increase quality improvement through collaboration among participant hospitals and health care providers, lower the stroke morbidity experienced in Georgia, enhance the effectiveness of secondary care and prevent recurrent strokes, and develop protocols to guide physician care with effective stroke management.
Given annually by the Georgia Coverdell Stroke Registry, the award goes to four hospitals based on the different size categories. The other hospitals that received the award were Putnam General Hospital (25 beds), South Georgia Medical Center (101-300 beds) and Grady Health System (over 350 beds).
The program is funded by the Centers for Disease Control Paul S. Coverdell Acute Stroke Registry cooperative agreement and was established in 2001 as a prototype project implemented by the Emory University School of Medicine. Full implementation and incorporation into the State’s Division of Public Health (DPH) began in 2005.
About 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 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, 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/hillandale.