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Dart Foundation grant to allow more patients to undergo specialized surgery at Hillandale

June 28, 2018

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Stonecrest, GA – The Dart Foundation recently awarded a $65,000 grant to DeKalb Medical, which will go toward enhancing equipment at the hospital’s Hillandale campus. 

The grant will fund a new mini-C arm—a mobile imaging device that takes digital pictures during surgical cases. This device has been shown to significantly decrease patients’ exposure to radiation compared to traditional fluoroscopy. The device also leads to less costly and invasive procedures, providing an increased benefit to patients.  DeKalb Medical was operating with one mini C-arm, but as demands for orthopedic procedures have increased at the Hillandale campus, the much-needed second device will help further meet the needs of the community. 

Elisabeth Nark, Executive Director of the DeKalb Medical Foundation, expressed her gratitude for the grant. 

“This generous gift from the Dart Foundation will make a direct impact on our patients,” she said. “With this new mini-C arm, we can better anticipate the needs of our community who turn to us for orthopedic care. We’re so grateful that The Dart Foundation has chosen to invest in DeKalb Medical.” 

“The Dart Foundation is pleased to award this grant to DeKalb Medical,” said Emily L. Matthews, Dart Foundation Manager. “The health and well-being of the community is vitally important and it’s crucial that the hospital has the equipment they need to serve their region.” 

Representatives from the Dart Foundation present a check to the DeKalb Medical at Hillandale.

Pictured from left to right: Simon Graham, Dart Foundation Committee Member; Mick White, Executive Director of Patient Care Services at Hillandale; William Vanlandingham, Dart Foundation Committee Member;  Elisabeth Nark, Executive Director, DeKalb Medical Foundation; Rhonda Loyd, Dart Foundation Committee Member;  Corey Brown, Surgical Services Nurse Manager; and James Ross, Dart Foundation Committee Member.


DeKalb Medical is a not-for-profit health system consisting of three hospital campuses, as well as 50 DeKalb Medical Physicians Group offices with 115 providers in DeKalb and Gwinnett counties. Founded in 1961, DeKalb Medical is an integral member of the community, offering a variety of premier services. 

The Dart Foundation is a private family foundation established by Dart Container Corporation founder William A. Dart and his wife Claire T. Dart.  The Foundation supports projects that enhance education, especially in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math, and those that improve the quality of life in specific communities.