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May 22, 2015 1:21 PM ET

Healthcare Providers and Services

Company Overview of Wellstar Health System, Inc.

Company Overview

Wellstar Health System, Inc., a not-for-profit hospital, provides healthcare services in Georgia. It offers emergency services, such as chest pain services, and children's emergency and immediate care services; and outpatient services, including diagnostic/treatment, behavioral health, physical rehabilitation, substance abuse, and surgical services. The company also provides inpatient services, which include dialysis, maternity, nursing, obstetrics, intensive care, medical/surgical care, sleep disorders, joint replacement surgery education classes, neonatal intensive care, and pediatrics services. In addition, it offers specialized services, such as bariatric surgery, cardiac catheterization...

Administration Building

805 Sandy Plains Road

Marietta, GA 30066

United States

Founded in 1984

13,000 Employees





Key Executives for Wellstar Health System, Inc.

Interim Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer
President and Chief Operating Officer
General Counsel
Vice President of Physician Support Services
Corporate Vice President of Oncology Services
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Wellstar Health System, Inc. Key Developments

Wellstar Health System, Inc. Opens New Outpatient Facility in East Cobb

WellStar East Cobb Health Park opened its doors September 15, serving as a comprehensive, one-stop shop for outpatient medical needs. The three-story 162,000 square-foot East Cobb Health Park is WellStar's second health park. A similar facility has received rave reviews since it opened in Acworth two years ago. The health park concept brings primary and specialty physician offices together with comprehensive diagnostics, laboratory services, rehabilitation therapy, urgent care, a retail pharmacy, among other services. At the East Cobb facility, an outpatient surgery center is expected to open mid-2015.

Sensiotec Inc. and WellStar Health System's Center for Health Transformation Announce Formal Agreement on Virtual Medical Assistant

Sensiotec Inc. and WellStar Health System jointly announced an agreement aimed at accelerating the commercial adoption of the world's first FDA-approved, contact-free monitoring platform. Virtual Medical Assistant (VMA) represents a revolutionary approach to patient supervision by providing truly non-contact, continuous, remote monitoring of heart and respiratory rates, torso and limb movement and bed occupancy without electrodes or tape. As the fifth most integrated U.S. healthcare delivery network, WellStar and its Center for Health Transformation (CHT) provide a unique opportunity to demonstrate the clinical value of VMA. VMA is a scalable, high value, low cost, location-agnostic, continuous surveillance solution that captures large data sets over long periods of time to identify trends that can provide predictive insight into the clinical status of a patient and support early intervention to diagnose and treat incipient health threats. From a thin sensor panel that simply slides under a mattress, bed or chair, VMA sends continuous vital signs and motion data through its fully integrated patient monitoring platform to any number of nurses' stations, tablets or smartphones; and identifies whether a patient is experiencing deteriorating heart and respiratory readings, is a fall risk or requires ulcer prevention management. Built-in patient management tools allow a caregiver to establish norms for each patient and set customized visual and audible alerts. With no uncomfortable electrodes attached to the skin, VMA offers convenience and comfort. With no patient cooperation required, VMA solves the problem of patient compliance. At the same time, it provides clinical documentation, increases labor productivity, reduces costs, and, in some cases, will even help increase hospital revenue. Re-envisioned in 2012 by WellStar's leadership, CHT endeavors to leverage the collaborative efforts of healthcare systems, educational institutions and business organizations, combining their collective expertise to solve the most vexing problems facing today's healthcare establishments. The CHT's new business partnership with Sensiotec stemmed from the organization's evaluation of 60 technology companies -- all of which competed for the opportunity to team with WellStar. CHT chose to partner with Sensiotec based on the VMA's potential to improve clinical outcomes and reduce costs across the care continuum, whether a patient is in the hospital, in long-term care or at home. CHT will test VMA in diverse clinical settings and applications, such as sleep labs, pediatric units, post-hospital discharge home care, cardiac rehab home care and nursing home resident monitoring.

Joel Helmke Joins WellStar Health System as Corporate Vice President of Oncology Services

WellStar Health System announced that Joel Helmke joins WellStar as corporate vice president of oncology services. At WellStar, Helmke will utilize the System's technology, innovative physicians and collaborative relationship with the Mayo Clinic Care Network to ensure patients receive world-class care. Helmke will assist WellStar in the further development of the oncology program on all levels, enabling patients to receive outstanding treatments, outcomes and customer service. He will have operational leadership of the cancer registry, radiation oncology, infusion, navigators and CyberKnife. Additionally, Helmke will be able to rely on WellStar's relationship with the Mayo Clinic Care Network through eConsults and Tumor Board for the most complicated cancer cases. Recently, the Mayo Clinic was named the best U.S. hospital by U.S. News & World Report. Prior to joining WellStar, Helmke held leadership positions for 14 years at MD Anderson. Most recently, he served as Division Administrator of Internal Medicine and managed four clinical centers and nine academic departments.

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