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leaders promote quality

Our board is composed of 12 individuals from all walks of life - - business, civic, nursing and physician leaders - - who volunteer their time to assure that Emory Decatur Hospital meets high standards for medical patient safety and hospital quality.

Likewise, it has been our physician leaders who made the changes in clinical processes alongside our nurses and other hospital team members. Physicians contribute their valuable time and knowledge to research best practices in medicine and implement them at Emory Decatur Hospital. Their efforts have resulted in a patient safety and hospital quality process that has become an integral part of the way all staff members at Emory Decatur Hospital approach their responsibilities.

For years our board has championed a journey to excellence, beginning with the multi-year, multi-million dollar commitment to create one of the first electronic medical records systems in Georgia. Not only has this enhanced medical patient safety, it also formed the core of our evidence-based medical protocols that led to the superior levels of clinical hospital quality for which we are now being recognized.

These are just a few examples of our patient safety initiatives. However, as well as we are performing, we still recognize that we must never stop improving patient safety and hospital quality, living out our motto: Pushing Beyond!