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Fighting Back Against Stroke: Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital Earns Prestigious Quality Achievement Award for Stroke Care

According to the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association, stroke is number four on the list of causes of death, and one of the top causes of adult disability in the U.S. Someone experiences a stroke every 40  More…

Emory Saint Joseph’s Named One of the Best in the Nation for Hip and Knee Replacement

Based on its low rate of complications and readmissions, Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital has earned prestigious recognition for its orthopedic surgery program to replace hip and knee joints. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently completed a comprehensive  More…

Saint Joseph’s Hospital and Social Work: A Common Heritage

  With only 50 cents in their possession and an intention of service in their hearts, Sisters Cecilia Carroll, Mary Helene Sheehan, Mary Borgia Thomas, and Mary Berchmans Young travelled from Savannah, GA in order to establish Saint Joseph’s Hospital  More…

Take Heart

Bastille Day, July 14, 2001, began my extraordinary journey toward heart health. I had a major heart attack at 2:00 in the afternoon in a doctor’s office that was already closed. Paramedics were 5 minutes away. The hospital was 10 minutes away. The blood clot in my LAD was to be burst… in 2 hours!! To this day I am amazed that I survived and frequently ask myself, who has that many blessings in one day? More…

Ride a Horse Save a Cowgirl

Nearly every little girl dreams of one day having a horse; galloping off to far away places to an escape known only to horse and rider. This October, as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Circle C2-It Ranch in Snellville is making that childhood dream a reality, opening the farm to the public for its first inaugural, ‘Cowgirl 3 Day.” The event is the brainchild of Circle C2-It Owner and Trainer, Caroline Jaffee who wanted to put an equine spin on the Komen for the Cure 3-Day. “We’re cowgirlin’ up for cancer,” says Jaffee, whose aunt is her inspiration for the event.
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Trying to Cure Cancer: A Family Affair

For Lauren Hasterok, what started out as a Bat Mitzvah project, ended up being a life changing experience. Lauren, step-daughter of Renee Sevy-Hasterok, Patient Navigator at Saint Joseph’s Prostate Cancer Center, began her service to cancer patients and those surviving  More…

Helping Children: FDA Grant Launches Atlanta Pediatric Device Consortium

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has awarded the Georgia Institute of Technology, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory University and Saint Joseph’s Translational Research Institute (SJTRI) a two-year, $1.8 million grant to foster the development of medical devices focused  More…

A New Debate: To PSA or Not

Both the local and national media are clamoring over it-it being a recommendation made from a government panel released last week that finds the PSA (prostate-specific antigen) blood test used in detecting prostate cancer does more harm than good. From the  More…

Time For All Things Pink

When everyday things suddenly turn pink, you can tell that Breast Cancer Awareness month is fast approaching. For me, October means I will take part in something to help curtail the disease by providing mammograms for the underserved, early diagnosis and new advancements in treatment via Komen For The Cure. Although I haven’t personally had to deal with the disease, the ‘one out of eight’ women (that’s 12%) statistic is daunting. It’s nearly impossible to find someone that doesn’t know one or more people – family, friends, co-workers – that have dealt with or are in the process of dealing with that diagnosis. More importantly, I believe that everyone should have at least one issue they feel passionately about and this one is mine. More…

Saint Joseph’s Earns Georgia Hospital Association’s Highest Honor

Saint Joseph’s Hospital of Atlanta proudly announces it has once again been named to the Georgia Hospital Association’s (GHA) Partnership for Health and Accountability (PHA) Chairman’s Honor Roll. The Chairman’s Honor Roll is the highest designation within the GHA’s three tier honor roll system which recognizes Georgia hospitals with the best clinical practices. This is Saint Joseph’s Atlanta’s second consecutive year receiving the top honor.
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