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Director of Radiation Oncology Named at DeKalb Medical

DeKalb Medical has hired Michael Folk, M.M., R.T.(T) as its new Director of Radiation Oncology. Folk joins DeKalb Medical with over 25 years experience as a radiation therapist and administrator in radiation oncology and oncology service lines in hospital and freestanding centers. He holds a Master of Management in Healthcare Administration from Cambridge College and Associate of Radiation Therapy and Associate of Health Science from Gwynedd Mercy College.   

Folk’s goals for his department include active pursuit of national accreditation, and with top-notch quality, compassion, the latest technology and commitment to customer service it will be the place of choice for people to come for cancer care.

Folk held director positions at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Mass. and Jupiter Medical Center in Jupiter, Fl.; was Regional Director of Northeast and Southeast Cancer Center Services for The US Oncology Network in Houston, TX; and was most recently Director of Radiation Oncology for Redwood Regional Medical Group in Santa Rosa, Calif.

About DeKalb Medical

Founded in 1961, DeKalb Regional Health System, Inc., known as DeKalb Medical, is comprised of more than 800 doctors skilled in 55 medical specialties across three campuses. The 627-bed system includes DeKalb Medical at North Decatur (451 beds), DeKalb Medical Long Term Acute Care at Downtown Decatur (76 beds), DeKalb Medical at Hillandale (100 beds), and DeKalb Medical Physicians Group and the DeKalb Medical Foundation. The not-for-profit health care system is a HealthGrades® Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack in 2013 and Five-Star Recipient for Peripheral Vascular Bypass in 2012. Our Maternity Center was selected as a participant in the Best Fed Beginnings project as part of UNICEF/WHO’s Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative. Our Cancer Center has been granted three-year approval by The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons as a community hospital comprehensive oncology program, and our Joint Solutions Center is a metro Atlanta leader in joint replacement. In addition, our LTAC earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for acquired brain injury, wound care and respiratory failure services. Visit www.dekalbmedical.org

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