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June 05, 2018

SPOTLIGHT ON WELLNESS FOR LIFE

Meet the heart behind our Wellness Program!

Carrie Waldrop graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in Exercise Physiology and has been a Wellness Coordinator at Salude for over three years. Carrie is passionate about helping seniors live long, heathy lives.

Carrie can be found coaching one on one exercise programs with patients who have graduated from Salude’s inpatient program, as well as with clients from the community who wish to maintain or gain strength in mobility and activities of daily living.

Is Salude’s Wellness Program right for you? At Salude, Wellness is not one-dimensional. It’s a complete way of looking at your health and how to maintain it.

Wellness Specialty Services at Salude offers individualized, results-driven programs that are designed to enhance your health and happiness.  Carrie will guide you through the program, which is designed to promote a lifetime of well-being.

You will have access to:

  • Assessment to determine individual needs as a way to customize your workout program specifically for you and your personal goals
  • State-of-the-art exercise equipment
  • One-on-one with a highly skilled professional that will ensure you achieve maximum outcomes throughout your journey

Our outpatient wellness program can help you:

  • Decrease muscle and joint pain, and improve functionality
  • Improve balance & prevent falls
  • Improve mobility
  • Stroke recovery
  • Manage blood pressure with exercise
  • Manage diabetes with exercise
  • Maximize functionality ability and delay or prevent the development of more serious medical complications

How do I get started?

  • To get started call us at 770.904.3222
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Salude CEO and Social Work Director Attend Spring Luncheon with Joe Biden
May 21, 2018

Salude CEO and Social Work Director Attend Spring Luncheon with Joe Biden

GWINNETT COUNTY, GA (May 21, 2018) – Salude CEO, Dr. Alan Wang, and Social Work Director, Ebonie Farr-Brannon, MSW, were invited to attend the 2018 Spring Luncheon with Joe Biden on Thursday, May 17, 2018, sponsored by Visiting Nurse | Hospice Atlanta.

The honorable Joseph Biden Jr., the 47th Vice President of the United States, spoke about his family’s personal battle with cancer and the Biden Cancer Initiative. “It was an honor to be invited to attend this luncheon in celebration of Visiting Nurse’s 70 year anniversary,” said Farr-Brannon.

Salude understands the impact a cancer diagnosis can have on a patient and their families. At Salude, “We hope to provide our patients enhanced recovery and a safe transition home by delivering clinical excellence in a state-of-the-art healing environment,” Dr. Wang added.

Proceeds from the event benefited patients and their families in the care of Visiting Nurse | Hospice Atlanta.

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May 18, 2018

Salude Named Best Skilled Nursing Facility

GWINNETT COUNTY, GA (May 18, 2018) – Recognized as a leading skilled nursing facility, Salude has been named among Georgia’s Best Skilled Nursing Facilities by U.S. News and World Report.

Salude’s Overall Rating, based on ratings in health inspections, nurse staffing, and measures of medical quality of care, is ranked Top Performing. To learn more about how U.S. News and World Report calculates these ratings, click here.

“This Top Performer ranking solidifies all of our healthcare professionals’ hard work,” says Dee Desai, Executive Director. Salude strives to always do the right thing for their patients, which is evident in its mission to provide patients improved health, enhanced recovery, and a safe transition home by delivering clinical excellence in a state-of-the-art healing environment.

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Salude CEO Keynote Speaker at NATMA Conference
May 09, 2018

Salude CEO Keynote Speaker at NATMA Conference

GWINNETT COUNTY, GA (May 10, 2018) – Dr. Alan Wang, CEO of Salude, was invited to attend the North American Taiwanese Medical Association (NATMA) Conference on May 4 as a keynote speaker. Dr. Wang presented his Transitionist Model of Care, on which Salude is based, to an audience of approximately 50 physicians.

“It is my honor to have been invited as a keynote speaker and to present the Transitionist Model of Care among my colleagues and state officials,” says Dr. Wang. NATMA is geared to promote the cultural and educational exchange of Taiwanese American Medical, Dental, and Allied health professionals.

Among the conference’s VIP guests (pictured from left to right) were Dr. Betty Price of the Georgia House of Representatives; Dr. Tom Price, former United States Secretary of Health and Human Services; Dr. Wang; and Vincent Liu, Director General of Taipei Economic & Cultural Office (TECO).

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Salude Nominated for Gwinnett Chamber’s IMPACT Regional Business Awards
March 21, 2018

Salude Nominated for Gwinnett Chamber’s IMPACT Regional Business Awards

GWINNETT COUNTY, GA (March 21, 2018) – Recognized as a leading organization, Salude has been nominated for an IMPACT Regional Business Award.

Designed to be reflective and unique to Gwinnett and across metro Atlanta, the program pays tribute to premier organizations in top industries that are driving economic development and job creation, while enhancing our quality of life.

“We are thrilled to be nominated again this year and and are proud to represent Healthcare in Gwinnett,” said Dee Desai, Salude Executive Director.

Recipients will be selected from the following sectors:

  • AEC (Architecture, Engineering & Construction)
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Information Technology
  • International
  • Nonprofit
  • Service
  • Small Business

An overall IMPACT Regional Business Awards recipient will be selected from one of the above category winners.

“Now in its fourth year, the the program has provided exposure to more than 1,200 best-in-class businesses. Bringing together leaders across these important industries is another example of how the Gwinnett Chamber can fulfill its mission to serve as a community forum,” said Dr. Dan Kaufman, President and CEO of the Gwinnett Chamber.

The awards ceremony will be held from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm Wednesday, May 16, at the Infinite Energy Forum. For more information, visit ImpactBusinessAwards.com.

Category: Awards
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Salude Named Best Rehab of Gwinnett 2017
February 14, 2018

Salude Named Best Rehab of Gwinnett 2017

Gwinnett County (METRO ATLANTA) GA – 2/6/18– Salude, The Art of Recovery has been awarded Best Rehab in the Best of Gwinnett 2017 awards. Best of Gwinnett is an annual campaign that allows the community to vote for their favorite local businesses in the County.

“There are many categories that represent all that Gwinnett has to offer. We are pleased to be recognized. On behalf of Salude, we want to thank our patients, their families, and our community partners for taking time to vote,” says Dee Desai, Salude Executive Director.

Salude, the Art of Recovery is an innovative transitional care and physical recovery center located in Suwanee. Recommended by the leading hospitals and physicians in the Atlanta area, Salude specializes in rehabilitative care from surgeries, transitional care for acute exacerbations of chronic illness, and recovery care for all medical setbacks.

Watch now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gYKgnnCs9o

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Salude Employee Honored by ARC Career Resource Center
December 08, 2017

Salude Employee Honored by ARC Career Resource Center

Each December, the Atlanta Regional Commission spotlights some of the most notable success stories from its workforce programs. 

We are very happy to announce that Salude’s very own Lucyl-Mams Fonkeng is spotlighted this year!

Lucyl-Mams Fonkeng faced a crossroads. After being laid off from a second financial services firm in just three years, she decided to pursue a career change.

She learned about WIOA from the Georgia Department of Labor and applied for training assistance, which enabled her to complete her prerequisite health sciences courses at Gwinnett Tech. She then enrolled in the Radiology Technology program at Gwinnett Tech and the Occupational Therapy Assistant program at Augusta Tech.

Mams artfully balanced her responsibilities as a full-time student, wife and mother of three, all while commuting several hours from Gwinnett County to Augusta.

Her family obligations, a health challenge, and the grueling commute from home to school, clinical sites, and home again threatened to derail her path forward. But Mams persevered, determined to succeed.

Mams and her family made great sacrifices to see her cross the finish line, renting an apartment on campus for her in Augusta to alleviate the stress of her 3 hour plus daily commute. But it meant leaving her 3 children with her husband and babysitters for extended periods of time.

Mams completed her degree with a 3.5 GPA and obtained national certification in March 2017. She now works at Aegis Therapies, Inc. at Salude, earning greater than 50% more than at her previous job.

She truly enjoys her new career and is relieved to be in a field that is likely to provide stable employment. 

Way to go, Mams!

Click here for the official article and video.

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Salude & 3 employees named finalists in Gwinnett Chamber Healthcare Awards
December 01, 2017

Salude & 3 employees named finalists in Gwinnett Chamber Healthcare Awards

Gwinnett County (METRO ATLANTA) GA – 11/29/2017 – The Gwinnett Chamber is pleased to honor leading individuals and organizations who make an impact on the community with its annual Healthcare Awards on December 12. This program raises awareness and illustrates best practices to emulate, while enhancing the quality of care.

“Access to high-caliber healthcare is imperative to the success of a community,” said Gwinnett Chamber President & CEO Dr. Dan Kaufman. “We are fortunate to have readily available advanced options for our residents that also enhance our economic development efforts to make the area attractive for investment.”

“It is a tremendous accomplishment for Salude to be recognized as a finalist in the Healthcare Agency category. We also could not be more proud of the three additional employees who have been nominated. We are excited to participate in the event and continue to be part of this community,” said Dr. Alan Wang, CEO at Salude.

Awards are designated in the following categories: Allied Health, Altruistic Contributor, Community Wellness, Corporate Innovation, Distinguished Leader, Emerging Executive, Healthcare Agency, Healthcare Professional, Lasting Legacy, Physician of the Year (Dentist, Primary Care, and Specialist) and Volunteer Service.

Congrats to these individuals on their nomination:
Vickie Braun - Allied Health
Carrie Waldrop - Community Wellness
Boni Wendel - Healthcare Professional

Winners will be unveiled at a ceremony from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 12, at the Infinite Energy Forum. For more information, visit GwinnettHealthcareAwards.com.

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Northside Hospital Forsyth Cancer Institute Oncology Fund gets Boost
November 08, 2017

Northside Hospital Forsyth Cancer Institute Oncology Fund gets Boost

CUMMING, GA. – Salude, The Art of Recovery donated $1,000 to Northside Hospital Forsyth on October 27 toward the hospital’s cancer fund.

“Our oncology team is honored to be thought of for this donation,” said Niti Patel, Manager of Oncology Services at Northside Hospital Forsyth Cancer Institute.

CEO of Salude, Dr. Alan Wang, and Executive Director, Dee Desai, were pleased to present this gift to Northside Hospital Forsyth Cancer Institute.

At a check presentation on October 27, from left: Dee Desai, Executive Director of Salude; Niti Patel, Manager of Oncology Services at Northside Hospital Forsyth Cancer Institute; Lynn Jackson, Northside Hospital Forsyth Administrator; Melissa Lamb, Systems Manager for Care Coordination; Ronnie Tejani, Women's Center Lead Care Coordinator at Northside Hospital Forsyth and Dr. Alan Wang, Salude CEO.

Dr. Alan Wang praises Northside Hospital Forsyth as “a leader in the industry, known for providing patients with excellent clinical care and caring about the community at large.”

Salude, the Art of Recovery is an innovative transitional care and physical recovery center located in Suwanee. Recommended by the leading hospitals and physicians in the Atlanta area, Salude specializes in rehabilitative care from surgeries, transitional care for acute exacerbations of chronic illness, and recovery care for all medical setbacks.

 
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November 07, 2017

Physician Spotlight—Dr. Amar Mohan

Dr. Amar Mohan serves as the Chief Medical Officer of Transitional Care Physicians of America. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Palliative Care. Dr. Mohan has worked as a Hospitalist at several area hospitals, he also provides General Inpatient Palliative Care and has served as a Medical Director for a hospice company. Dr. Mohan has been affiliated with Salude since September 2016. He employs and leads the nurse practitioner team at Salude. He also provides Palliative Care consultation for patients at Salude.

“Dr. Mohan has helped to build a consistent team of nurse practitioners who are highly skilled and work well with our physicians and interdisciplinary team ”says Dee Desai, Executive Director of Salude. The nurse practitioner team is staffed 7 days per week and provides extended coverage to be able to promptly address changes in patient medical condition and help to answer questions from patients and families. “Dr. Mohan’s team has really made a difference at Salude –they provide services that you will not find at most facilities such as medication reconciliation, coordination of post acute care, discharge plan compliance and communication with the Primary Care Physician, and direct coordination with home health and the home visit based nurse practitioner. Having these services has really helped to improve patient safety and outcomes, prevent rehospitalizations and improve patient and family satisfaction” says Desai.

Dr. Mohan is always willing to talk with patients and families at Salude and is always available for any employee questions or issues. Dr. Mohan was asked what he likes about being a part of the Salude team. He states “the team at Salude is always trying to improve clinical care using new and innovative approaches. Salude has been a leader and early adapter of the Nurse Practitioner model and continues to challenge the status quo with positive solutions that further reinforces why it stands out as a leader in health care delivery. Working with Salude has been and continues to be a wonderful experience.”

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Transitional Care, Cardiology Services and Rehabilitation, and Hospital Medicine

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Dr. Wang of Salude, Dr. Kunjummen of Atlanta Heart Specialists, and Dr. Austin of Gwinnett Medcial Center Hospital Medicine

Transitional Care, Cardiology Services and Rehabilitation, and Hospital Medicine
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The Art of Recovery

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Interview with Dr. Alan Wang

The Art of Recovery
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