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Emory takeover of DeKalb set for Sept.

Monday, August 13, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: David Waldrep
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Andy Miller

Now that the state has given its approval, DeKalb Medical will become part of Emory Healthcare on Sept. 1.

The deal will continue to expand Emory’s reach in metro Atlanta. It’s one of Georgia’s leading hospital-based systems, along with WellStar, Piedmont and Northside.

The Georgia attorney general’s OK, which was announced Friday, was the final regulatory step needed to finalize the deal. The Federal Trade Commission gave its approval in March.

DeKalb Medical, based in Decatur, has been one of metro Atlanta’s last “standalone’’ hospital organizations, an outlier in an era of consolidation among health systems.

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