Clinical care briefs

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America’s best: In the most recent annual U.S.News & World Report guide to “America’s Best Hospitals,” Emory University Hospital has ranked among the nation’s best hospitals in 11 specialties, including five top 20 rankings. Overall, Emory is one of only 170 hospitals, out of more than 5,400 medical centers in the country, to be named in the magazine’s top 50 specialty rankings. It also is the only acute care hospital in Georgia cited in the list. It received a top national ranking in the following areas: ophthalmology, 9; psychiatry, 10; geriatrics, 13; heart and heart surgery, 13; neurology and neurosurgery, 14; ear, nose, and throat, 22; kidney disease, 25; diabetes/endocrinology, 31; gynecology, 44; urology, 44; and cancer, 46.

Challenging Crohn’s: Emory and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta are teaming up to study the progression of Crohn’s disease in children with a $5 million grant from the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America. The study will enroll 1,100 children who recently have been diagnosed with Crohn’s, a chronic disorder that causes inflammation of the digestive or gastrointestinal tract and whose cause is unknown.


Stretching our spine services:  Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital is now taking appointments for outpatient imaging services, including both CTs and MRIs, at its Tucker location. Patients also can walk in with no appointment for diagnostic x-rays at the hospital. Outpatient hours for the services are 8 am–4pm, Monday through Friday. For more information, call 404-778-XRAY (9729)

Emory orthopaedics also is expanding hours for musculoskeletal MRIs at its Executive Park location, the largest such outpatient facility in Atlanta. New Saturday hours are 7:30am–1pm. For an appointment, call 404-778-3350.


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