Emory Decatur Hospital


With more than 55 years of momentum, Emory Decatur Hospital continues to pioneer advances in health care and help the people of DeKalb County live healthy lives. Take a look at this historical timeline to see the highlights of our journey.

1961 - DeKalb General Hospital opens (320 beds)

1971 - Hospital expands and doubles in size (640 beds)

1973 - Emergency Room opens

1978 - Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) opens

1985 - Wellness Center opens

1991 - Laparoscopic surgery starts

1993 - Maternity/Surgery Center opens

1994 - Long Term Acute Care hospital at Downtown Decatur opens

1999 - Wellness on Wheels mobile health van hits the road

2004 - PET/CT scanning services offered

2005 - DeKalb Medical at Hillandale opens

2006 - DeKalb Medical's Surgical Weight Loss Center opens

2007 - New Women's & Surgery Center opens

2007 - Surgical Weight Loss Center receives a Bariatric Center of Excellence designation

2008 - da Vinci robotic surgery system offered

2009 - Joint Solutions Center opens

2011 - Heart and Vascular Center opens

2012 - The Comprehensive Breast Center at DeKalb Medical Hillandale opens

2014 - Center for Lung Health opens

2014 - Heartburn Solutions Center opens

2015 - DeKalb Medical is the first hospital in Georgia to earn the international “Baby-Friendly” Hospital Initiative (BFHI) designation from Baby-Friendly USA, Inc.

2015 - Renovations completed at Comprehensive Breast Center at North Decatur.

2016 - Comprehensive Breast Center at Hillandale begins offering 3D Mammography.

2016 - DeKalb Medical Achieves National Accreditation from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program.

2017 - The Emergency Department at North Decatur undergoes a major renovation to add beds.

2018 - DeKalb Medical becomes part of the Emory Healthcare family on September 1.