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Quality of Life: Health Care

From emergency situations to routine preventative care, Douglasville offers the highest caliber of accessible, comprehensive care. Should the need arise, the internationally renowned specialists and research hospitals such as Emory University, University of Georgia and the Morehouse School of Medicine are located just a short drive down I-20. Comfort, compassion, competence and care are the hallmarks of the health system available to Douglasville residents.

WellStar Douglas Hospital

WellStar Douglas Hospital located in Douglasville continues to rise to the healthcare demands and needs of the community. The hospital was named one of the nation’s top ranked, five star community value hospitals by Cleverly and Associates, a distinction based on cost and quality of medical services.

With ninety-eight (98) beds, state-of-the-art medical services and facilities, a medical staff of more than 350 physicians specializing in a wide variety of fields, the capabilities of this community-based hospital are exceptional. WellStar Douglas offers comprehensive healthcare, including an outpatient diagnostic/treatment center, medical surgical services and rehabilitation services; inpatient dialysis, intensive care, maternity services; and specialized services such as a vascular institute, cardiac rehab, diabetes education, a GI lab, home health, medical imaging, senior services, wellness and prevention programs, women’s health services and physician referral.

High marks from the people who set the standards in healthcare reflect the level of care that Douglasville residents can expect from WellStar Douglas Hospital at any time, stage in life or in any condition. WellStar is a destination for hospital planners and healthcare industry experts from around the world to observe family-centered healthcare in action.

Metro Atlanta’s Renowned Medical Facilities

Metro Atlanta’s top-rated hospital systems, medical practices, doctors and specialists provide the region premium choices in health care. In fact, the medical community draws patients seeking top-rated care from throughout the state and the region. More than 133,000 health services professionals, nearly 18,000 of them physicians, work in the 61 hospitals and ambulatory care centers scattered throughout the metro area.

Several Atlanta medical facilities are regularly ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. In the 2007 issue, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta was ranked among the nation’s best pediatric hospitals for the third year in a row. The Emory Healthcare system rated top in heart and surgery, ophthalmology, psychiatry, kidney disease, geriatrics and gynecology. The Shepherd Center, the largest U.S. facility dedicated to treating and rehabilitating spinal cord injuries and neuromuscular diseases, and the orthopedics specialty at St. Joseph’s Hospital both rated among the nation’s best. Grady Health System, one of the largest public hospitals in the U.S., operates a Level I trauma center through its nationally acclaimed Emergency Care Center and Burn Unit.

Headquartered in Atlanta are the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a globally recognized public health institution noted for its research and action-oriented approach to addressing health and safety issues, the American Cancer Society and the Arthritis Foundation. Innovative and distinguished medical research universities such as Emory University, the University of Georgia and Morehouse School of Medicine are based within the metro area.