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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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February 03, 2017

Physician Spotlight — Physiatry Services at Salude

Dr. Sunil Bhole is Salude’s consultant Physiatrist. Physiatrists are physicians who specialize in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and are consulted when pain, weakness or disability is preventing a patient from achieving their desired level of independence. Dr. Bhole has been an integral part of Salude since its opening and sees patients to address issues related to their rehabilitation and pain management. As part of the Physician Advisory Board at Salude Dr. Bhole meets quarterly with community physicians and Salude’s leadership to explore ways to improve and enhance the care and services at Salude. 

Dr. Bhole has been a part of the community for over 25 years. He opened Glancy Rehabilitation Center, affiliated with Gwinnett Medical Center, in 1988 and has remained its Medical Director since that time.  Under his leadership, Glancy Rehabilitation Center has ranked in the top 3% of Rehabilitation facilities nationwide,  has received the highest level of accreditation  by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities and  been designated as a Stroke Specialty Program. Dee Desai, Executive Director at Salude recalls meeting Dr. Bhole prior to the opening of Salude when we were looking for a physiatrist to join the team. “When we presented the concept, he was very enthusiastic about a new Transitional Care facility and very excited to be a part of it,” says Desai. “Dr. Bhole had the perfect background, experience, vision, enthusiasm and energy to be a part of our team.” 

Dr. Bhole has worked very well with our attending physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses and therapists as well as community physicians to help create individualized rehabilitation programs for our patients. He provides educational inservices as needed and is always available to answer questions. Desai continues, “Salude is very fortunate to have Dr. Bhole as a part of its team.”

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Annual Community Service Grant Awarded
November 10, 2016

Annual Community Service Grant Awarded

As part of an annual commitment to give back to the community, Salude presented a $1,000 check to the Palliative Care Program at Gwinnett Hospital System Foundation in November.

Dr. Alan Wang, Salude Chief Executive Officer, and Dee Desai, Salude Executive Director, presented the check to Cindy Murphy, Associate Director of Development for Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation; Beth Ziegler, NPC, Palliative Care; Dr. Murtaza Cassoobhoy, Palliative Care Director and Nish Patel, Vice President and Administrator of Gwinnett Medical Center-Duluth. 

“The compassionate, innovative work GMC is doing in palliative medicine is a perfect fit for Salude’s community service grant dollars,” said Wang. “We strive to support organizations impacting patient quality of life, a mission to which we are both whole-heartedly dedicated.” 

“We formed a strong bond with Salude leaders while working to find the perfect beneficiary of Salude’s generosity,” said Cindy Murphy, Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation Associate Director of Development. “It was a pleasure working with the entire team to make this happen.”

GMC Foundation accepted its first donation directed to Palliative Care in 2015. Since then, there have been 61 individual donors, many of whom are hospital associates who give through the employee giving program.  There have been three organizational donations, only one of which is related to a medical field.  There have also been three organizational gifts from companies that matched donor gifts.  One donor established a Palliative Care Endowment as a tribute to her late husband. 

Gwinnett Hospital System Foundation Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable not-for-profit organization as determined by U. S. Department of Treasury.  Known as GMC Foundation, the Foundation supports of the mission of Gwinnett Hospital System and Gwinnett Medical Center in order to provide quality healthcare in our community.  

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August 16, 2016

Salude to Hold Blood Drive on August 30

ATLANTA (August 12, 2016) – Salude, an upscale transitional care and rehabilitation facility focused on providing specialized short-term care in a state-of-the-art environment located in Suwanee, Ga., will be holding a blood drive with the American Red Cross on Tuesday, Aug. 30 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m at Salude located at 601 Northholt Parkway. Prizes, giveaways and a raffle will be held to encourage donations.

Donors may schedule a time at www.redcrossblood.org/give-blood or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) for availability. Walk-ins are welcome. Blood donations usually take about an hour.

“Please join us this Aug. 30 by donating blood and saving a life. A single blood donation may help up to three different people,” said Salude CEO Dr. Alan Wang. “As a steward of health and wellness, we are holding this blood drive to support our community and in turn possibly helping a future patient as they may choose to recover here after a surgery or other health-related illness.”

Those eligible to donate must have not have donated within the last 56 days, be in good general health and feeling well, at least 17 years old and weigh at least 110 lbs. 

Before donating, the American Red Cross recommends these easy steps to make the donation experience as safe, successful and pleasant as possible. Try to eat iron rich food before donating as well as get a good night’s sleep and drink an extra 16 oz. of water before the donation.

According to the American Red Cross, every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood meaning approximately 36,000 units of red blood cells that are needed every day. The Red Cross works with more than 58,000 blood drive sponsors each year to hold more than 145,000 blood drives, providing convenient locations for people to give blood. 

This will be the first American Red Cross blood drive held at Salude.

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August 08, 2016

Salude Sponsors City of Suwanee’s August Concert and Wing Contest

ATLANTA (August 8, 2016) – Salude, an upscale transitional care and rehabilitation facility focused on providing specialized short-term care in a state-of-the-art environment located in Suwannee, Ga., sponsors City of Suwanee’s August Concert and Wing Contest and provides first aid during the event.

The August Concert and Wing Festival will be held August 13 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Town Center Park located at Buford Highway and Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road in Suwanee. The event features Toad the Wet Sprocket and a Wing-Eating Contest.

“We are proud to support our City of Suwanee and surrounding community,” said Salude CEO Dr. Alan Wang. “We look forward to meeting and serving our community throughout the night at the First Aid tent.”

The entertainment schedule is: 

  • 5 p.m. – LJ3
  • 6:15 p.m. – Luke Wade
  • 7 p.m. – Wing-Eating Contest
  • 7:15 p.m. – New Mantra
  • 8:30 p.m. – Toad the West Sprocket

Last year was the first year Salude sponsored the event and provided first aid during the August festival. 

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