DeKalb Medical Center 
Photo: AJC file photo
Photo: AJC file photo

DeKalb Medical to start ER expansion worth more than $2 million

The DeKalb Medical Foundation exceeded its $2.1 million fundraising goal for an expansion and renovation of the emergency department on the North Decatur campus, the hospital announced Tuesday. 

The project is expected to be finished in December.

“We are so grateful to our donors and the community for making this renovation possible,” Kathy Peters, chair of the DeKalb Medical Foundation, said in a news release. 

DeKalb Medical, which has hospitals in the Decatur and Lithonia areas, serves more than 70,000 patients per year with the North Decatur ER.

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Planned improvements include:

  • A new intake area for ambulances which will improve speed
  • A radiology room with X-ray to be used exclusively for ER patients
  • 14 new patient care rooms
  • An extra bereavement room
  • A secured Clinical Stabilization Unit for behavioral health patients
  • An upgraded nurse call system

“Our redesigned emergency department will ensure our reputation for clinical excellence will be matched by the convenience we offer to our patients,” said Bob Wilson, CEO of DeKalb Regional Health System. “We are grateful to the community for their generosity, and we are proud to continue our commitment to serve our patients with compassion and innovation.” 

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