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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…

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…

Saint Joseph’s and Emory Healthcare Move Forward With Partnership

Saint Joseph’s Health System and Emory Healthcare are pleased to inform you Saint Joseph’s Health System and Emory Healthcare have officially filed the required notice with the Attorney General of the State of Georgia regarding the new Joint Operating Company, Emory/Saint Joseph’s, Inc. More…

A Memoir on Medical School, Residency, Motherhood, Becoming a Real Doctor, And What Happens Next

Michelle Au, M.D., started medical school armed only with a surfeit of idealism, and handful of old ER episodes for reference, and some vague notion about “helping people.” Today she is an anesthesiologist at Saint Joseph’s Hospital of Atlanta. She is also a gifted writer who has chronicled her experiences as a medical student, resident, practicing physician and mother through her popular blog, The Underwear Drawer. Most recently, Michelle used the inspiration for her blogs to write her book, “This Won’t Hurt a Bit (and other white lies)”More…

In Search of a Healthier Life? We Have an App for That…

Saint Joseph’s wants to contribute to the general well being of our community and whoever stumbles upon this blog. We are all familiar with apps and how they transform our Smart phones into whatever solution we need at the time. Apps are great for playing games, finding directions, or stalking your favorite celebrity; however, they can also help you lead a better, healthier life (and who doesn’t want to live longer?)! So, I have done some research and found the most useful and proactive apps to help you live a healthy life. Each week we’ll be sharing the best apps out there, so check back often and enjoy…

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It is Amazing What Just One Nurse can Do

What is Nursing?  Who becomes a nurse?  Why go into this field of stress, demands, long hours, and short staffing?  As I have these thoughts entering my mind, I am staring out at my Unit where I have worked for  More…

St. Mary’s to Acquire Saint Joseph’s East Georgia

St. Mary’s Health Care System, Inc. announced that it has signed a Letter of Intent to acquire Saint Joseph’s East Georgia (SJEG) in Greensboro from Saint Joseph’s Health System (SJHS). St. Mary’s also announced that it will move forward with plans to build a new hospital in Greensboro to better deliver its high quality services to the many communities in the lake area region.More…

Mission Slim Possible

As we celebrate the conclusion of our 2011 Corporate Wellness Program, coined Mission Slim Possible, we wanted to share with you the success of one of our participants. Sharon Hornbuckle was kind enough to take us with her not only on her personal weight loss journey, but on her journey of surviving Lymphoma…More…

Saint Joseph’s Hospital Atlanta Selected for Groundbreaking Cardiac Clinical Trial

After a national review of vying hospitals, Medtronic has named Saint Joseph’s Hospital of Atlanta as a selected site to participate in its pivotal Medtronic CoreValve® U.S. Clinical Trial. The device could provide a new therapy for patients with aortic stenosis who are considered inoperable. More…

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