Mary Beth Spence

Senior Communications and Media Relations Leader

Location icon United States of America

Mary Beth Spence is the senior manager of media relations for Emory Healthcare at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, serving as the organization's communications, marketing and social media strategist. She also guides internal and external communications, pitches news stories to local, regional and national media outlets, and serves as a team member of Emory University's Woodruff Health Sciences media relations group.

Mary Beth began her career in communications as a newspaper reporter and magazine editor at the Savannah Morning News and Savannah Magazine. She then entered the field of higher education at Georgia Southern University, serving as executive editor of Georgia Southern alumni magazine and other University publications, speechwriter for the University President and principal writer for University Advancement. Mary Beth received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Georgia.

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Sisters of Mercy reach 135 years of care at Saint Joseph's

The Rocco family found themselves huddled together in a recovery room at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital a little over a year ago. None of them lived in the metro Atlanta area or even Georgia. The patient was Carisa Rocco, 33 at the time, and living in New Jersey.

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08/31/2018
Keeping The Beat With AFIB - Ivanhoe Broadcast News, Inc.

ATLANTA, Ga. (Ivanhoe Newswire) - It's a condition that can make your heart race and put you at risk for stroke. But for some patients, medication can't control atrial fibrillation. See how two top surgeons are teaming up to offer a new procedure to help patients!

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These tail-wagging therapy dogs are on a very important mission ❤️️ Special thanks to Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital & Happy Tails Pet Therapy

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How Emory Healthcare is taking care of patients here from Australia

About four years ago, Dr. Tim Buchman groggily called a colleague after working yet another night shift. In 2014, Buchman, director of the Emory Critical Care Center, worked a total of 180 night shifts - 7 p.m.-7 a.m. - and the harsh realities of working evening hours were taking their toll.

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Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital hosts Walk with a Doc

Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital has partnered with the City of Dunwoody to launch the "Walk with a Doc" program, a free monthly walk event at Brook Run Park that encourages exercise, outdoor activity and guidance on healthy lifestyle practices.

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06/14/2018
Hospital ICUs bring daylight to night shifts via telemedicine

Hospital intensive care units (ICUs) treat patients around the clock. But overnight shifts are hard to fill and can lead to burnout. "Not only is it hard on the body to work at night, but it's hard at 3 in the morning to decide if this problem is enough of a problem to call a physician," said Katie Casey, an ICU nurse practitioner at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital in the Atlanta suburb of Sandy Springs.

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