New Member Joins DeKalb Regional Health System Board
November 15, 2013
Loretta Jackson Brown, PhD(c), RN, CNN, was named to the 12-person board of directors of the DeKalb Regional Health System, Inc. (DRHS). Brown is a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel and a PhD nursing candidate at Georgia State University. A Certified Nephrology Nurse, she has 27 years of nursing expertise at the clinical level and leadership level. A former regional vice president and board member of the American Nephrology Nurses’ Association, Brown is currently a health communication specialist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
DRHS’s board oversees and directs the vision and mission of DeKalb Medical, DeKalb Medical at Hillandale, DeKalb Medical Long Term Acute Care, the DeKalb Medical Physicians Group and the DeKalb Medical Foundation.
About DeKalb Medical
Founded in 1961, DeKalb Regional Health System, Inc., known as DeKalb Medical, is comprised of more than 800 doctors skilled in 55 medical specialties across three campuses. The 627-bed system includes DeKalb Medical at North Decatur (451 beds), DeKalb Medical Long Term Acute Care at Downtown Decatur (76 beds), DeKalb Medical at Hillandale (100 beds), and DeKalb Medical Physicians Group and the DeKalb Medical Foundation. The not-for-profit health care system is a HealthGrades® Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack in 2013 and Five-Star Recipient for Peripheral Vascular Bypass in 2012. Our Maternity Center was selected as a participant in the Best Fed Beginnings project as part of UNICEF/WHO’s Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative. Our Cancer Center has been granted three-year approval by The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons as a community hospital comprehensive oncology program, and our Joint Solutions Center is a metro Atlanta leader in joint replacement. In addition, our LTAC earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for acquired brain injury, wound care and respiratory failure services. Visit www.dekalbmedical.org.