Georgia's newly elected congresswoman tours Emory Johns Creek Hospital

Woodruff Health Sciences Center | Aug. 22, 2017

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Dr. Brenda Friedman talks with Karen Handel and Marilyn Margolis about emergency medicine at Emory Johns Creek Hospital.
Dr. Brenda Friedman talks with Karen Handel and Marilyn Margolis about emergency medicine at Emory Johns Creek Hospital.
Dr. Brenda Friedman with Karen Handel and Marilyn Margolis.

Dr. Brenda Friedman with Karen Handel and Marilyn Margolis.

Karen Handel meets with nurses in Winship's Infusion Center.
Karen Handel meets with nurses in Winship's Infusion Center.
Karen Handel with senior leadership at  EJCH.
Karen Handel with senior leadership at EJCH.
Karen Handel with Dr. Maria Piraner, Center for Breast Care Director and CEO Marilyn Margolis.
Karen Handel with Dr. Maria Piraner, Center for Breast Care Director and CEO Marilyn Margolis.
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Marilyn Margolis, EJCH CEO with Congresswoman Karen Handel.

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.