March 1, 2023

A Peek into Team-Based Nursing Models and Hospice Simulations

The NGHS Center for Simulation and Innovation provides cutting-edge clinical training using realistic simulations. Read more below about two of these exciting offerings: the team-based nursing model and hospice simulation! Team-Based Nursing Improves Patient and Staff Satisfaction A team-based nursing care model provides staff opportunities to work as a team and care for a shared […]

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February 28, 2023

Managing Population Health

Learn from Northeast Georgia Health System’s Chief of Population Health, Dr. Antonio Rios, about what population health is and why it’s important to both patients and physicians. As the Chief of Population Health at NGHS, I frequently get the question, “What is population health?” Dr. David Kindig, a pediatrician at the University of Wisconsin, said, […]

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Maximizing Personal Wellness During Residency

Hossny Alaws, MD, PGY-2 Internal Medicine resident Being a resident is one of the most stressful experiences imaginable. Residents work long hours and push the envelope every day with their work ethic, thinking power, resilience and ability to cope with stress. Each and every one of us has his or her ways of coping with […]

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February 24, 2023

Residents and Faculty Reflect on Black History Month

Read on to find out what Black History Month means to our amazing residents and faculty! Erine Raybon-Rojas, MD Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program Director Director of Diversity & Inclusion for GME. Director of MICU Rotation, Critical CareBorn in Illinois; lived in Georgia since the age of four. As a black physician, I take […]

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January 31, 2023

Cardiovascular Disease in Women

Sheriff Dodoo, MD

Sheriff Dodoo, MD, Cardiovascular Disease Fellow Cardiovascular disease (CVD) accounts for the significant cause of morbidity and mortality for women in the United States and worldwide. Over a third of women die from CVD, and 45% of whom are over age 20 years ( 1 ). The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association […]

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January 30, 2023

2023 IMSH Conference Highlights

NGHS Center for Simulation and Innovation The Center for Simulation and Innovation had the pleasure of presenting to international simulation colleagues at the 23rd International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) in Orlando, Florida! The team presented on: How to Design and Implement a DEI Virtual Reality Platform; Gamification, the Ultimate Patient Safety Escape Room […]

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Happy Lunar New Year!

The year of the Rabbit! Being gentle natured, curious and high spirited, the Rabbit represents longevity, peace, prosperity and hope — all things we are hopeful for this year! The Lunar New Year is a momentous annual event practiced by billions of individuals throughout the world. Here at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, we are grateful […]

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January 26, 2023


Dr. Seth Illu Hello everyone! Seth Illu (e-u) here. I’m a first generation American, college grad and medical grad. My Father is from Guatemala hence the different last name. His hard work to get where he is at today inspired me to do something more in life. His example eventually led me on the path […]

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January 23, 2023

Happy Lunar New Year 2023

I wanted to take this moment to say Happy Lunar New Year 2023! Lunar New Year is a time for celebrating life, family, health, wealth, and multi-generational traditions.  Dr. Nathan Kim, DEI committee member, interviewed four residents across GME on what the holiday means to them and how they celebrate! Enjoy! Erine Raybon-Rojas, MD Amy Spence, DO […]

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January 3, 2023

Center for Simulation and Innovation – Year in Review 2022

As we end 2022, the Center for Simulation and Innovation reflects on the exciting events executed by our simulation staff, physician faculty and nursing leadership. Due to excellent interdisciplinary teamwork, there has been over 8,000 participants and hundreds of successful simulations. The Center for Simulation and Innovation is excited for the new year, as it […]

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