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« on: July 14, 2012, 04:01:48 PM »
The Hospital Neurology Program was recently created to provide the best in primary and tertiary care for inpatients across the Emory system, to discover novel ways to improve inpatient neurology care, and to provide superior educational experiences for those interested in practicing neurology in the inpatient setting.

The program currently covers three acute care hospitals in Atlanta: Emory University Hospital (a 500-bed tertiary referral center), Emory University Hospital Midtown (a 500-bed academic community hospital in downtown Atlanta), and Wesley Woods Hospital (a 100-bed geriatric hospital). There are plans to cover the other two hospitals in the Emory system within the next 5 years, moving from our current 3.5 FTE to 15 FTE.

The program has been designed from the ground up to address weaknesses in our current model related to all three facets of our academic mission (clinical care, research, and education). One of the major changes to our plan for delivering inpatient neurology care in the academic setting will be providing 24/7 in-house coverage by attending neurohospitalists. In addition, the administrators of all of our hospitals have agreed to provide financial support for the program moving forward. We feel that this type of partnership between academic neurologists and our hospitals will be transformative for our department and the patients we serve. 

Our program is based in the neurology department, with guidance from the medicine hospitalist group.  We have a Neurohospitalist Governance Committee that includes representatives from neurology, hospital medicine, and administration of all the hospitals that meets quarterly.

For more information, please contact James G. Greene, MD, PhD, Director of Hospital Neurology.