The Gwinnett Chamber is pleased to honor leading individuals and organizations that make an impact with its 6th annual Healthcare Awards on December 5. This program raises awareness and illustrates best practices to emulate, while enhancing the quality of care.
“Our community is at the forefront of innovation in the healthcare sector,” said Gwinnett Chamber President & CEO Dr. Dan Kaufman. “These readily available advanced options are not only beneficial for residents, but they also enhance our economic development efforts, making the area attractive for investment.”
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.
“We are thrilled that we have been nominated by colleagues and the community. We are fortunate to be a part of such an engaging sector and are excited to be a part of the event,” said Dee Desai, Executive Director at Salude.
Mike Moss and Clarice Ezeanya are also finalists for the Healthcare Professional Award, and Jennifer Wilson is a finalist for the Allied Health Professional Award. Winners will be unveiled at a ceremony from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on Wednesday, December 5 at the Infinite Energy Forum. For more information, visit GwinnettHealthcareAwards.com.
Recognized as a leading skilled nursing facility, Salude has been named a Five-Star Facility by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Five-Star Quality Rating System. This is the second contiguous year that Salude has been recognized as a Five-Star Facility by CMS.
Facilities are rated according to several measures, including health inspections, staffing, and quality measures. Combined, these individual ratings give each facility an overall score of 1 to 5 stars. A rating of 5 stars means a facility scored much above average. This information is used to help patients and families choose the most appropriate facility for them.
“We are proud of what we have accomplished and strive to continue providing the best patient experience,” says Dee Desai, Executive Director.
To learn more about how Salude earned its rating, please check out this site.
Congratulations to Lelia Jackson, LPN, our 2017 Employee of the Year! Dee Desai, Executive Director, and Madelyn Terry, Director of Nursing, presented Lelia with a plaque, monetary award, and a recognition ceremony to honor her achievement.
Lelia has been a licensed practical nurse (LPN) since 2010 and previously worked as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) for one year. Before moving to Georgia, Lelia worked in long-term care facilities in New York and Florida. Lelia states she loves working with older adults and plans to continue her education to pursue her registered nurse (RN) license. Lelia spends most of her free time with her children. She also enjoys cooking and reading.
Dee Desai says "Lelia is a talented nurse who really enjoys her profession. She is compassionate and has demonstrated leadership skills in guiding our night shift. The employees on night shift love Lelia because she is very helpful, hard working and knowledgeable, and they know they can count on her when they need help."
We look forward to seeing Lelia grow and take on new and challenging roles at Salude in the future. Congratulations again, Lelia!
GWINNETT COUNTY, GA (June 15, 2018) – The National Readmission Prevention Collaborative hosted a C-Suite Invitational Forum at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta on June 13. Salude CEO, Dr. Alan Wang, served as a panelist for the Readmission Prevention discussion. The program was geared toward Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Social Workers, Case Managers, and Resident Care Facility/Nursing Home Administrators who are engaged in the care transitions and readmission prevention of patients.
“I am honored to have been selected to participate in this innovative collaborative. Salude is focused on strategies to reduce the likelihood of patient readmissions to the hospital and ultimately on providing the best patient experience,” says Dr. Wang.
Learn more about this collaborative, the speakers, and gain access to readmission prevention tool kits here.
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
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.
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.
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).
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)
- Information Technology
- 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.
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
Alan L. Wang, MD, SFHM, FACP
Transitional Care, Cardiology Services and Rehabilitation, and Hospital Medicine1 hr 11 min
Dr. Wang of Salude, Dr. Kunjummen of Atlanta Heart Specialists, and Dr. Austin of Gwinnett Medical Center Hospital Medicine