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Anonymous Gift Brings DeKalb Medical Closer to $2.1 Million Capital Campaign Goal

April 15, 2016

For Immediate Release


Anonymous Gift Brings DeKalb Medical Closer to $2.1 Million Capital Campaign Goal

Atlanta, Georgia- DeKalb Medical has received a $100,000 anonymous pledge towards the Building the Future of Emergency Medicine: When Every Second Counts capital campaign. The purpose of this campaign is to fund a $2.1 million renovation and redesign of the Emergency Department at the North Decatur Campus.

The pace-setting donor pledge comes with one condition. The DeKalb Medical Foundation and DeKalb community must match the gift dollar for dollar. The gift issues a call to action for area residents, healthcare employees and volunteers to step up in support of a new era of emergency medicine at DeKalb Medical.

To date, the Foundation has raised over $1.6 million to fund the ER renovation. “I’m so grateful to these generous donors who are committed to the success of our Emergency Center project. I know their philanthropy will inspire others to get involved and get us to the finish line on time,” said DeKalb Medical Foundation Vice-President, Ty Tippett.

The capital campaign proceeds are earmarked for architectural enhancements to the ER to optimize response times and better meet patient needs. The new ER will feature dual check-in areas -- one dedicated to emergency patients and the other to “fast-track” urgent care patients.

As one of Atlanta’s busiest ERs, DeKalb Medical at North Decatur delivers care to more than 70,000 patients each year. That number continues to rise as the trend of patients utilizing ERs for urgent care increases. “The new ER will balance the delivery of care to meet this new and emerging need in our growing community while continuing to provide critical emergency care for those with life-threatening injuries or symptoms,” said DeKalb Medical President and CEO John Shelton Jr., FACHE.

The campaign is one of several that the DeKalb Medical Foundation has sponsored that strengthens the links between the hospital system and the communities it serves. If you are interested in supporting the Building the Future of Emergency Medicine: When Every Second Counts capital campaign, please contact the Foundation at 404-501-5956 or email foundation@dekalbmedical.org. You may also visit us online at dekalbmedicalfoundation.org.

About the DeKalb Medical Foundation

DeKalb Medical Foundation is a not-for-profit organization currently supported by more than 4,600 donors and nearly 150 volunteers. It was established in 1990 to raise funds for capital projects, special programs and research activities conducted by DeKalb Medical. Since its inception, the Foundation has generated more than $32 million in revenue for DeKalb Medical in support of its mission to improve the standard of health in the DeKalb community.

About DeKalb Medical

DeKalb Medical offers more than 700 doctors skilled in 55 medical specialties. The not-for-profit health care system consists of three campuses -- DeKalb Medical at North Decatur, DeKalb Medical LTAC at Downtown Decatur, and DeKalb Medical at Hillandale—as well as the DeKalb Physicians Group with over 30 practices in DeKalb and Gwinnett counties. Founded in DeKalb County in 1961, DeKalb Medical is an established and active member of the community, offering a variety of award-winning, accessible services, including joint replacement, long-term acute care, surgical weight loss, mammography, heartburn solutions and more. The Maternity Center is the first in Georgia to receive the international “Baby-Friendly” hospital designation. The Cancer Center has been awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award by The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. To learn more about DeKalb Medical, please visit our website: www.dekalbmedical.org.


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