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Hospital visits can be stressful, but EAH doesn't want your visit to be! In this patient letter, Mr.Richards details his experience at EAH and how his and his family's nerves were quickly calmed by doctors and staff.  Read More...


Finding an active lifestyle after retirement took a turn for the worse when Jane Allen was thrown off of a horse. In her patient story she explains why Emory-Adventist Hospital was the right choice for her recovery.   Read More...


Is your passion caring for others but you have been too scared to make the change to a new career? Find your motivation from two of our hospital employees who took the leap of faith and went with their passion in the second act of their careers.  Read More...


Mrs. Shirley Cowart and her daughter, Sally, recently attended the 100th Patient Recognition of Emory-Adventist Hospital at Smyrna’s Geriatric Fracture Program. They were there for a notably good reason. Mrs. Cowart’s husband, John, was the 100th patient of the program. Her daughter said it best when she described the program as “one team toward healing”. This team is made up of a dedicated medical staff and the patient’s family all working together to care for the patient.   Read More...


Lori Taft knew she was ready to get healthy and thought seeking professional guidance would help her make the lifestyle changes she needed to make. Her primary care physician suggested she work with the Nutritional Counseling Services of Emory-Adventist Hospital and gave her a referral. When Lori first began working with Nutrition Services Director Jennifer Fox McGlown, she said, “Initially, it was overwhelming. I never thought that I would be measuring everything I ate.” She soon learned to eyeball the measurements and it became really easy. Lori added, “I had to realize that this was not a diet, it is a way of life.”   Read More...


The crowds dressed in a colorful array of t-shirts, shorts, and running shoes waited with anticipation for the start of the Jonquil Jog on the bright, sunny morning of Saturday, April 28, in the heart of downtown Smyrna, Georgia. Many had run or walked this 5K before but for others this was their first experience with a 5K run or walk. All the runners and walkers proudly displayed their black and white race number. Some were running or walking to support a good cause, others to reach a personal goal, and many just to get the annual race t-shirt.   Read More...


Mrs. Lucille Crouch had planned a festive, fun filled Christmas Eve when she arrived at her son’s home in Smyrna. What she had not expected was a fall and an ambulance ride to the hospital. Mrs. Crouch, or BB as her family members call her, is an active 80 year old from Albany, Georgia.   Read More...


Nena Speed had such a good feeling about Emory-Adventist Hospital that she decided to check out the hospital’s website for employment opportunities that same day.   Read More...


On September 1st, when a glass tube fell from one of his machines at Lillie Glassblowers, Don Lillie reached for it. “It was just instinct,” he said, “the same way you grab for anything that’s falling without thinking about it.” The glass caused a large cut on Don’s hand, from the second joint on his pinkie finger to near his wrist, sending the local businessman to the Emergency Room of Emory-Adventist Hospital at Smyrna.   Read More...


After exchanging vows in a perfect Savannah wedding on July 10th, newlyweds and Smyrna residents Kelsey and Adam Harr-Lagin were looking forward to the honeymoon they had planned for months. Little did they know the “luxury accommodations” would include a hospital bed, and the “room service” would come from a Registered Nurse!  Read More...

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