Heart & Vascular:
Atrial Septal Defect
An ASD is a hole in the wall that separates the two upper chambers of the heart. There are many different kinds of ASDs, and they can be diagnosed in both children and adults. Some ASDs only require follow-up observation, but many require surgical repair. In some cases, ASDs can be repaired non-surgically using specialized closure devices placed within the heart during a minimally invasive catheterization procedure. Evaluation and treatment of ASDs should be performed by doctors who specialize in congenital heart disease as complications may occur when they are treated incorrectly.
Emory Healthcare Network and Peachtree Immediate Care continue collaboration, sign new long-term agreement
Peachtree Immediate Care will remain the dedicated urgent care provider for the Emory Healthcare Network, offering patients more locations throughout metro-Atlanta for their urgent care needs. The two organizations recently signed a new long-term agreement to continue their collaborative relationship.
Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital achieves seventh consecutive Magnet designation for nursing excellence
Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital is the first community hospital and one of only two hospitals in the world to achieve its seventh consecutive Magnet designation, the highest national honor for professional nursing practice. The hospital also is the first to be awarded Magnet with Distinction.
Emory University names Sandra Wong as next dean for School of Medicine
Sandra L. Wong, an accomplished surgical oncologist and researcher, will begin her tenure as dean of Emory University School of Medicine and chief academic officer for Emory Healthcare in March 2024.
Emory honors veterans, commitment to service in annual ceremony
The Emory community honored the service and contributions of veterans in the university's 15th-annual ceremony, featuring student veterans, campus leadership and active-duty service members in the event.
Honoring Emory veterans
Veterans Day is a time to thank those who have served and for veterans to reflect on their military service and how it has shaped their lives. Meet seven Emory veterans serving across the university and gain insight into their experiences.
Emory Healthcare collaborates with Andor Health to provide virtual inpatient monitoring using AI technology
To help reduce fall risks and other safety concerns in hospitalized patients, Emory Healthcare is collaborating with Andor Health to bring virtual patient observer technology to its hospitals.