News and Events

March 30, 2016 - Huffington Post
Sepsis is often thought of as a hospital-acquired infection, making doctors more likely to look for it among hospital patients and the chronically ill.  But about two-thirds of cases are first documented by the emergency department, which means that they were acquired outside of a hospital setting, explains Dr. Craig Coopersmith, professor of surgery at Emory University School of Medicine...

March 28, 2016 - Emory Woodruff Health Sciences Center
Sepsis is the third leading cause of death overall in the nation.  Craig Coopersmith and Greg Martin were part of a task force of international experts in critical care medicine that recently redefined the terms "sepsis" and "septic shock" to facilitate earlier recognition and more timely management of these conditions...

February 15, 2016 - Emory Critical Care Center
This year's Southeastern Critical Care Summit will take place on May 5-6, 2016 in Atlanta, GA.  The Summit provides targeted education for common critical care conditions and procedures to multi-professional healthcare stakeholders. 

December 10, 2015 - Emory News Center
Emory researchers have found that patients who do not know they have diabetes when hospitalized in an ICU have greater complications during their stay and poorer outcomes… "The main purpose of this study was to identify patients in the ICU with diabetes that neither the care team nor the patient knows about” says Craig Coopersmith, MD”...

August 24, 2015 - Emory News Center
Emory University Hospital Midtown Medical ICU wins Beacon Award for high nursing standards.  "Our success is based on intense collaboration and a lot of hard work by the 71 ICU staff and multi-professional team, which in turn, has boosted our quality metrics and patient satisfaction scores, while lowering our infection rates", says Debbie Barker, BSN, RN, CCRN, unit director of 71 Medical ICU. 

March 12, 2015 - SCCM
In this interview, Dr. Buchman discusses strategies for incorporating advanced practice providers into the ICU team..."A Model of NPs and PAs in the ICU: Aligning goals and strategies within the Healthcare System"...

March 1, 2015 - ECCC
Atlanta, GA, Apr.2-3, 2015.  The Southeastern Critical Care Summit provides targeted education for common critical care conditions and procedures to multi-professional healthcare stakeholders.  This program uses interactive and case-based lectures...

September 26, 2014 - Emory Medicine
He guided the critical care nurse practitioner at the patient's bedside through advanced resuscitation techniques via high-definition audiovisual tools..."When other physicians have gone home for the day, we have an ICU physician available at the push of a button" says critical care nurse Cheryl Hiddleson, operations director of the eICU...

September 1, 2014 - Statesboro Herald
A new cooperative project between East Georgia Regional Medical Center and Emory University links the Statesboro hospital's ICU by audio, video, and continuous computer charting of patients' vital signs to Emory's 24/7 critical care medical staff...

August 27, 2014 - WTOC
A push of the button in East Georgia Regional's ICU can summon doctors and nurses at Emory University who can see patients and monitor vital signs...

March 28, 2014 - Emory Surgery
As an academic surgeon in the area of surgical critical care, Dr. Coopersmith has established himself as one of the top investigators of sepsis and shock in the country...

November 11, 2013 - Emory Medicine
Emory University Hospital explores intensive care unit of the future...Emory is testing a new system that can identify patterns in physiological data and instantly alert clinicians to danger signs in patients...

November 3, 2013 - Associated Press
Project aims to tame flood of hospital ICU data...At Emory, bedside monitor technology from Excel Medical Electronics consolidates waves of medical data, including respiration, blood pressure, and the gases patients exhale.

October 20, 2012 - AJC
Role of respiratory therapists is a matter of life and breath ....respiratory therapists are among the first clinicians at the bedside during emergency health situations....Kiley Hodge, BS, RRT, 26, always knew she wanted to work in healthcare...

October 7, 2012 - AJC
Going to a doctor's office in Georgia will increasingly be an experience that doesn't actually involve seeing a doctor....Gabriel Najarro, a PA who recently graduated from Emory's program, said patients should realize that PAs are trained to work very closely with physicians as part of a team...

September 21, 2012 - WHSC
Emory University has named Gregory S. Martin as director of the Center for Health Discovery and Well Being.  The model center is a component of the Emory-Georgia Tech Predictive Health Institute.....it aims to change healthcare through an innovative model that focuses on maintaining health rather than treating disease... 

July 27, 2012 - Emory Medicine
On 11-South at Emory University Hospital Midtown (EUHM), Buchman and his team are building a next-generation ICU that will become the standard design for all Emory Healthcare ICUs...

May 30, 2012 - WHSC
A new state-of-the-art, specialty intensive care unit (ICU) has opened its doors at Emory University Hospital Midtown.....the 12-bed unit, known as Unit 11 ICU, features the most advanced technology and critical care design, supported by skilled caregivers...

May 9, 2012 - Health Leaders Media
The second largest sum, $10.7 million, goes to Emory University's Center for Critical Care for a telemedicine intensive care unit training and assistance program...
"For all Americans, it's a program that saves cost, saves money, saves time and saves lives and can be quickly adopted and replicated in other communities, and scaled to local needs," center director Timothy Buchman, MD, said.