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.