The prestigious E.A. Isakson Award of the Atlanta Realtors Association (formerly Atlanta Board of Realtors) was presented to DeAnn Golden, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices vice president and managing broker of the Dunwoody/Sandy Springs office, at the association’s annual meeting, held at the St. Regis Hotel in Buckhead. 

Dan Forsman, president and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, said, “DeAnn’s professional career and her dedication to helping others reflect the ideals of integrity and service to the real estate profession and to the community that this honor, named for Atlanta real estate icon Ed Isakson, recognizes.” 



Eagle Hospital Physicians, a physician-led hospitalist management firm for hospitals across the United States, announced that Chief Medical Officer, David Gates, M.D., of Dunwoody, has achieved the Certified Physician Executive (CPE) designation from the Certifying Commission in Medical Management. Dr. Gates joins an elite group of approximately 2,400 other CPEs internationally—physicians who go beyond the clinical to earn credentials in executive management, leadership, and communication. 

“We are extremely proud of Dr. Gates and his passion for excellence in everything he does,” said Talbot “Mac” McCormick, M.D., President and CEO of Eagle Hospital Physicians. “He exemplifies our culture at Eagle, where we have a consistent focus on advancing our skills and our expertise to serve our hospital partners better. This designation is not easy to achieve, and it illustrates Dr. Gates’ commitment to his role as leader of our growing hospitalist team.” 

A board-certified internist, Dr. Gates joined Eagle in 2011 as a hospitalist and has been a full-time executive with the company since 2012. In addition to his medical degree, Dr. Gates has a Ph.D. and an MBA. A graduate management degree or 150 hours of tested management education is required for the CPE designation, as well as at least one year of leadership experience and completion of a four-day capstone project. He completed his capstone in November 2016. 


The James M. Cox Foundation and Jim Kennedy made a combined $2.5 million gift for the construction of the James C. Kennedy Fitness Center at Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital. The hospital’s physicians, nurses and staff will have complimentary, 24-7 access to the state-of-the-art fitness facility.

The 5,400 square foot Kennedy Fitness Center is being constructed on the Emory Saint Joseph’s campus to provide convenient access for all hospital staff members.  The Center will include cardio and strength machines, a yoga/mindfulness area and other programs that promote healthy living for the 3,000 employees of Emory Saint Joseph’s and its neighboring medical facilities. The fitness center is expected to be operational by summer 2017.

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