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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!

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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.

Program Contact:
Cally D’Angelo |678.957.4958 |CDAngelo@GwinnettChamber.org

Media Contacts:  
Michelle Hackett |770-904-3202 | michelle.hackett@salude.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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Salude Attends Emory Johns Creek Hospital’s Diamond 10th Anniversary Gala
October 31, 2017

Salude Attends Emory Johns Creek Hospital’s Diamond 10th Anniversary Gala

Members of the Salude team attended Emory Johns Creek Hospital’s Diamond 10th Anniversary Gala on October 21, 2017. Salude was a “Patrons” sponsor for the event. The Emory Johns Creek Hospital Diamond 10th Anniversary Gala celebrated the accomplishments of Emory Johns Creek Hospital and raised proceeds to fund a second da Vinci Xi robot for advanced procedures and complex surgeries. The da Vinci Xi enables surgeons to provide minimally invasive surgeries with higher accuracy and precision.

“We’re happy to be a part of such a wonderful community and to support Emory Johns Creek Hospital’s advancements to help improve medical outcomes.” 
-- Salude CEO Dr. Alan Wang

Emory Johns Creek Hospital is a world-class academic medical center in Johns Creek, Georgia. They provide a complete range of medical services and support award-winning centers and programs that advance the science of medicine.

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Congressman Robert Woodall Visits Salude
August 07, 2017

Congressman Robert Woodall Visits Salude

Salude CEO Dr. Alan Wang and Executive Director, Dee Desai, hosted Representative Robert Woodall at Salude on May 30, 2017. Congressman Woodall serves the 7th district of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Congressman Woodall enjoyed his tour of Salude and afterwards sat down to have a robust conversation with Dr. Wang and Dee Desai about the future of health care reform and impact on health care facilities. “As our Representative in Washington, we wanted Congressman Woodall to see and learn about our unique model of transitional care and the positive impact it is having on residents of the 7th district and many others needing physical recovery and rehabilitation in the metro Atlanta area. We look forward to continued discussions with Congressman Woodall and others to help shape the future of health care” said Dee Desai, Executive Director. 

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Khanh Pham Named Salude 2016 Employee of the Year
July 06, 2017

Khanh Pham Named Salude 2016 Employee of the Year

Salude employees chose Khanh Pham as Employee of the Year for 2016. Khanh was one of 12 employees who were nominated for Employee of the Year. Khanh received her plaque as well as a monetary gift at an All-Staff Meeting held in her honor.

Khanh states that growing up in a war-torn country, Vietnam, has shown her to view life with more compassion. Before working in Georgia, Khanh worked in Minnesota. She has worked in a variety of settings including hospice, home care and long term care. Khanh states working at Salude has been one of her best work experiences and has helped her to become a better nurse. Khanh states she enjoys working at Salude because it allows her to promote and maintain the health and well being of patients.

Aside from work, Khanh volunteers for the Atlanta Track club and at homeless shelters. Khanh considers herself  to be a “foodie” as she enjoys trying many different types of food. Khanh has run a half marathon and hopes to finish a marathon soon.

“Khanh received the Employee of the Year award because she exemplifies all of the traits we look for in a Salude employee and a nurse” said Dee Desai, Salude Executive Director.  “She is kind and compassionate, she really enjoys her profession and she serves as a positive role model for other employees. We look forward to seeing Khanh grow in her profession as she works on becoming a registered nurse and eventually taking on new challenges and roles at Salude.”

Congratulations Khanh!

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Salude was a finalist in Gwinnett Chamber’s IMPACT Regional Business Awards
May 17, 2017

Salude was a finalist in Gwinnett Chamber’s IMPACT Regional Business Awards

Gwinnett County (METRO ATLANTA) GA – Salude has been recognized as a leading area organization by being named a finalist for an IMPACT Regional Business Award in the categories of Healthcare and Small Business.

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.

“This awards program recognizes the wonderful work that goes on in our community, and we are honored to be among the finalists for the Healthcare and Small Business awards,” said Salude’s Chief Executive Officer Dr. Alan Wang. “We focus every day on providing quality care and rehabilitation services to our patients, and we appreciate being recognized by our peers in the community for the excellent work of our caregivers.”

Recipients will be selected in the following sectors:

  • AEC (Architecture, Engineering & Construction)
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Information Technology
  • International
  • Nonprofit
  • Service
  • Small Business
On Wednesday May 10th, Dee Desai, Executive Director; Madelyn Terry, Director of Nursing; and Wanda Prince, Senior Vice President Clinical Services attended the IMPACT Regional Business Awards ceremony.

“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 & CEO of the Gwinnett Chamber. “We are honored to provide a platform that showcases these excelling organizations, which are what makes the metro region a leader in so many areas.”

The awards ceremony was held 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 10 at the Infinite Energy Forum. An overall IMPACT Regional Business Awards recipient will be selected from one of the above category winners.

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Salude is a nominee in Gwinnett Chamber’s IMPACT Regional Business Awards
March 17, 2017

Salude is a nominee in Gwinnett Chamber’s IMPACT Regional Business Awards

Gwinnett County (METRO ATLANTA) GA – Salude has been recognized as a leading area organization by being 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 have been proud to serve the community of Gwinnett County since 2014, and our recent deficiency free healthcare survey proves our commitment to providing exceptional care for our patients,” said Salude CEO Dr. Alan Wang. “We are humbled and honored to be recognized for the dedication and support we give each day to our patients in recovery care.”

Recipients will be selected in the following sectors:

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

“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 & CEO of the Gwinnett Chamber. “We are honored to provide a platform that showcases these excelling organizations, which are what makes the metro region a leader in so many areas.”

The awards ceremony will be held 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 10 at the Infinite Energy Forum. 
An overall IMPACT Regional Business Awards recipient will be selected from one of the above category winners.

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Salude Hosts “Walk the Talk” to Promote Wellness
February 08, 2017

Salude Hosts “Walk the Talk” to Promote Wellness

Suwanee, Georgia (Feb. 7, 2017) – Want to improve your health and stay active? Salude hosts “Walk the Talk!” this Saturday, Feb. 11 at George Pierce Park. This free informative walk with Salude health professionals will help you learn how to reduce heart health problems and live a longer, healthier life.

“We care about our community, and the best way we can help them avoid more severe health issues to educate the public about preventative health measures in this casual format,” said Salude CEO Dr. Alan Wang. “This monthly walk gives people the chance to ask our health professionals for advice in a more relaxed format than scheduling a regular physician appointment.”

Walkers will get to interact with Salude’s expert team including a physician, therapist, nutritionist/dietician and exercise physiologist. Learn not only what to do to stay healthy but also how each activity or dietary shift impacts your overall health.

“Walk the Talk!” events are scheduled for this Saturday, Feb. 11. In March, the walk will be held on Saturday, March 11. The April walk will take place Saturday, April 8 and the May walk will be held on Saturday May 13. All walks begin at 9 a.m. at George Pierce Park in Suwanee.

Register at www.gwinnettparks.com or contact Marie Pinela at 770-822-3197.

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

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