While it was a bitter sweet day, the name Dekalb Medical will be taken over by Emory Healthcare. Dekalb Medical Center, formerly named Dekalb General Hospital (est. 1961) was taken over September 1st, 2018 and will now be called Emory Decatur Hospital. Emory Healthcare, which operates multiple hospitals in the Atlanta area, has granted a fresh breath of air and will help fund the transformation into a hospital that will help it qualify as a national and international hospital of exceptional care.
From our team, we seem to have a lot of "firsts" with Dekalb Medical and now with Emory Decatur Hospital. Current chief of Orthopedics, Dr. Jeff Traub, M.D. was the first to perform surgery at the new Emory Decatur Hospital. Much like his partner, Dr. Maurice Jové, M.D. was the first person to do joint replacements and had patients go to the Joint Solutions Center he founded, and the youngest partner Dr. Nathan Jové, M.D. was the first to admit a patient to the Hip Fracture Program he founded as well as the first Outpatient Total Knee as well as Hip Replacement in the history of Dekalb Medical.
As we look forward, our doctors look to maintain a strong relationship with Emory Decatur Hospital and Emory Healthcare and look to move forward in making Emory Decatur Hospital the premier location for Orthopedics in the country.
Stay tuned for more,