DeKalb Medical receives final green light to join Emory Healthcare system



Emory Healthcare and DeKalb Medical are close to completing their strategic partnership, initiated through a letter of intent signed in November, 2017. The Federal Trade Commission has approved the partnership, and the application will now be filed with the Georgia Attorney General. Pending the Attorney General’s review and approval, the deal is anticipated to close within 100 days, and DeKalb Medical will be part of the Emory Healthcare system.    

 “These are exciting times at both Emory Healthcare and DeKalb Medical,” says Jonathan S. Lewin, MD, president and CEO of Emory Healthcare. “This partnership means the communities we serve will benefit from an even stronger, accessible, high quality health care provider. We look forward to a healthy future with our new colleagues from DeKalb Medical.” 

“Our intent when we began exploring partnerships was to become part of a strong and innovative health system that would ensure our ability to serve our community far into the future,” says Robert E. Wilson, president and CEO and vice chairman of the Board of DeKalb Medical. “We found that partner in Emory, and we are confident that this relationship will benefit both of our organizations and the patients and communities we serve.” 

Over the past several months, leaders from both institutions have been immersed in the process of defining the final agreement, and teams have been working to ensure a smooth transition of staff, physicians, patients and processes. 

Both Emory Healthcare and DeKalb Medical have a strong historical commitment to DeKalb County. Emory has had a presence in DeKalb for more than 100 years, with more than half its employees residing in DeKalb and the surrounding vicinity. DeKalb Medical has been serving the region’s patients and families for more than 57 years. 

Join Premier Homes by Angela as we welcome this partnership between two organizations that have a well established reputation in the Georgia community.