Dunwoody Dispatch East - April 2019

Dunwoody Dispatch Covering Dunwoody East & Surrounding Areas • LOCAL, POSITIVE COMMUNITY NEWS H ometown n ews A tlAntA Volume 4, No. 4 • APRIL 2019 EAST PRICELESS ISSUE! Landmark Northside Hospital, flag- ship to a sprawling healthcare system in North Georgia, and Gwinnett Medical Center, a health system in Lawrencev- ille and Duluth, announced this past February they’re combining operations. The merger, approved by the Georgia Attorney General back in 2017, had been gradual, and final regulatory approval is now in place from the Federal Trade Commission. The two medical sys- tems are presently financing the merger between patient and business functions and consolidation will be operational this coming summer. “We are excited to move forward on the merger of our two health systems,” said Bob Quattrocchi, president and CEO of Northside Hospital He noted that lead- ers from both are meeting to develop a comprehensive integration plan for their employees and physicians. “Through the merged entity Gwinnett County will con- tinue to have access to world-class medical treatment,” said Philip Wolfe, president and CEO of Gwinnett Health Systems. Patients in both systems will receive quali- ty health care with no disruption of service. Northside Hospital System and Gwinnett Medical Center to Consolidate Looming high above 285 in Sandy Springs at 1000 Johnson Ferry Rd. 30342, Northside Hospital has long had a high healthcare profile in the ATL. Continued on page 6 Dunwoody Police Department First in State to Join ‘Neighbors’ by Ring The Dunwoody Police Department is the first law enforcement agency in the state of Georgia to join and begin use of the Neighbors app by Ring (available via iOS/Android here: https://download.ring.com/dunwoody ) to provide the Dunwoody community with real-time local crime and safety information. The Neighbors network already has millions of users and has been instrumental in catching package thieves, stopping burglaries, and keep- ing neighborhoods safe. Residents can download the free Neighbors app, join their neighborhood, and use the app to: monitor neighbor- hood activity; share crime and safety- related videos, photos and text-based posts; and receive real-time safety alerts from their neighbors, local law enforce- ment, and the Ring team. Continued on page 6 April 22nd