Georgia's newly elected congresswoman tours Emory Johns Creek Hospital
Woodruff Health Sciences Center | Aug. 22, 2017
Senior Manager, Media Relations
Congresswoman Karen Handel (R-GA) recently visited Emory Johns Creek Hospital to learn more about services and the impact the academic and research based network is making in a community hospital.
Marilyn Margolis, CEO of Emory Johns Creek Hospital, escorted Handel through the facility, where they met with leadership and staff, physicians, nurses and some patients. They toured the Emergency Department, Center for Breast Care, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University's Infusion Center, and the Interfaith Sanctuary.
"It has been terrific to have Emory here to serve patients in North Fulton County," says Handel. "The hospital has been a great addition to the area - not just from a health care standpoint - but also because of the incredible community partnerships."
Voters elected Handel in June as Georgia's new 6th district congresswoman. She replaces Congressman Tom Price (R-GA). Price is a former Emory University School of Medicine faculty member who now serves as the U.S. Health and Human Services secretary.
Since the election, Handel has been busy in Washington, serving on several committees, including education, workforce and judiciary.
"This fall, we'll start working on higher education reform, workforce issues, and on the judiciary committee we'll cover topics ranging from human trafficking to the opioid crisis, constitutional issues, tort reform and intellectual property, among others."
Margolis says staff enjoyed the time spent with Handel to discuss health care in the community.
"We're proud of the work we do here at Emory Johns Creek Hospital and look forward to growing and working with Congresswoman Handel in her new role to serve our country," says Margolis.