It's what we do

S. Wright Caughman, MD

Our CEO at Emory University Hospital sums it up well:

When the call came in last summer about bringing the first Ebola patients to be treated in this country to Emory, he says, "There was not a nanosecond of hesitation. We simply said 'Yes' and 'When?'"

Caring for such seriously ill patients requires an impeccably trained, well synchronized, and deeply compassionate team of professionals. Fortunately, for our Ebola patients, our Emory team is just that. But let us not forget that even when there is no spotlight, we care for patients every day whose illnesses are less newsworthy but every bit as serious to those patients and their families. Every day the most critically ill patients in the region turn to us for help, and every day we give them the world-class care they need to regain their health.

As the stories in this book attest time and time again, caring—including putting service and compassion ahead of reimbursement—is who we are and what we do. 

S. Wright Caughman, MD
Executive Vice President for Health Affairs, Emory University
CEO, Woodruff Health Sciences Center
Chairman, Emory Healthcare

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