Grady News

Press Release: SunTrust Bank Charitable Irrevocable Trust and SunTrust Bank Trusteed Foundations Award $750,000 in Grants to Support Grady Capital Projects

ATLANTA (September 12, 2018) – SunTrust Bank Charitable Irrevocable Trust and SunTrust Bank Trusteed Foundations, which include the Florence C. and Harry L. English Memorial Fund, the Walter H. and Marjory M. Rich Memorial Fund and the Nell Warren Elkin and William Simpson Elkin Foundation, awarded $750,000 in grants to Grady Health Foundation to support the hospital’s capital campaign.

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Grady Memorial Hospital Introduces New Tech to Identify Brain Bleeds

July 25, 2018 -- Grady Health System became the first hospital in Georgia to introduce BrainScope One, a handheld medical device that can assess patients with mild head injuries for possible brain bleeds at a patient's bedside. The EEG-based (electroencephalogram) technology allows physicians to determine the likelihood of a brain bleed and if a patient needs further evaluation and treatment.

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His Job is Saving Lives When Others are Sleeping

July 15, 2018 -- Charlie Rose, 43, is a paramedic at Grady E.M.S. in Atlanta. E.M.S. stands for emergency medical service. What, exactly, is Grady E.M.S.? We’re a hospital-based 911 provider and ambulance service owned by Grady Health System. I’m part of the ambulance staff. Residents with medical emergencies in Atlanta call 911, an operator there contacts us, and we respond to the call and transport the person to the hospital.

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Scramble for Sutton Golf Tournament Will Benefit Grady Burn Unit

July 10, 2018 -- There’s still time to play golf for a good cause. When Atlanta plaintiffs attorney Sutton Slover was badly burned two years ago while clearing brush on his farm in Madison, the Grady Memorial Hospital Burn Unit saved his life. “He was in a coma for over two months,” said his father, Jack Slover, who is also an attorney but on the defense side at Downey & Cleveland. “Dr. Walter Ingram, the head of the burn unit, and the other doctors there saved him.”

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Going to the Dogs

June 28, 2018 -- They say dogs are a man’s best friend, and this is particularly the case with Atlanta’s Grady Health System, which introduced the Grady Dog Therapy program to its specialty care options earlier this spring. Research has shown that animals can provide an array of benefits to patients, from lowering blood pressure and improving recovery time to decreasing anxiety and helping maintain motor skills, says Lindsay Caulfield, senior vice president and chief experience officer at Grady.

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Georgia's First Mobile Stroke Unit is now in service

June 25, 2018 -- Grady Health System, Emory University School of Medicine, and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association today unveiled Georgia's first mobile stroke unit – an ambulance designed to take cutting edge stroke care directly to patients. The mobile stroke unit is part of the recently launched Marcus Stroke Network, made possible through the generosity of The Marcus Foundation. The Marcus Stroke Network is a coordinated and collaborative effort to help reduce stroke disability and death rates in the Southeastern United States.

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Grady: New Mobile Stroke Unit

June 25, 2018 -- It's a specially equipped ambulance that's operated by Grady EMS. The mobile unit takes cutting edge diagnostic and treatment capabilities directly to patients in the city of Atlanta. It has an on-board CT scanner to facilitate the earliest treatment possible. Grady's mobile stroke unit is 1 of only 17 in the nation.

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Grady Memorial Hospital receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

May 25, 2018 -- Grady Memorial Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital's commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. Grady also received the association's Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus award. To qualify for this recognition, hospitals must meet quality measures developed to reduce the time between the patient's arrival at the hospital and treatment with the clot-buster tissue plasminogen activator, or tPA.

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Host Committee Gives New Insight into City's Plans for Super Bowl 53

May 16, 2018 -- The city of Atlanta has less than nine months to prepare for Super Bowl 53. It’s a juggling act that Super Bowl planners said involves partners in every corner of the city. At the meeting, a Delta Air Lines representative revealed the airline is better training employees to spot human trafficking, which is often a problem surrounding the Super Bowl. Grady Memorial Hospital is busy preparing for the worst, with hospital officials looking at increasing staffing levels on the weekend of the game.

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Girl Severely Burned by Grease Has ‘Graduation' Ceremony

May 15, 2018 -- A 4-year-old girl left in a coma after a house fire is back home. Caliyah Ross went home Tuesday after spending weeks at Grady Memorial Hospital, and staff held an extra special ceremony for the 4-year-old before her discharge. Ross had been looking forward to her Pre-K graduation ceremony. She had taken pictures in her cap and gown. Then she was burned in a house fire.

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Augusta University Health Partners with Grady EMS for Patient Transport Services

May 13, 2018 -- A new agreement between Augusta University Health and Grady Emergency Medical Services aims to improve inter-facility transport services for patients, according to a news release from AU Health. Effective May 1, the partnership designated Grady EMS as the official provider of hospital-to-hospital transports to AU Medical Center and the Children’s Hospital of Georgia. Grady EMS will operate eight AU Health ambulances, including a wheelchair-accessible van and a neonatal transport vehicle, the release stated.

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Grady EMS May Get South Fulton Ambulance Service After Response Issues

May 8, 2018 -- Cities in south Fulton County, which have complained about dangerously long ambulance response times, should ditch their current provider and go with Grady Emergency Medical Services instead, an arm of the state public health department recommended Tuesday. A committee of the metro Atlanta regional EMS council opted to recommend Grady EMS over the only other bidder, current provider American Medical Response. A vote of the full regional EMS council will take place Thursday.

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Hundreds Turn Out for VeloCity Atlanta 2018

May 5, 2018 -- On Saturday, several hundred people participated in VeloCity Atlanta. The special fundraising event combined a love for cycling with a love for Grady Memorial Hospital. “Grady really grew up with Atlanta,” said Renay Blumenthal, president of Grady Health Foundation. “And Atlanta grew up with Grady. Grady is an Atlanta treasure. It not only takes care of the underserved but it also provides highly specialized care in trauma, stroke, burn services. … We couldn’t get large events like the Super Bowl without having a level I trauma hospital.”

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Flu season has left a trail of deaths, and perhaps a few lessons

May 2, 2018 -- Dr. Hany Atallah of Grady Memorial Hospital saw a patient Monday who had flu symptoms. This possible flu sufferer — who also happened to be a Grady employee — showed that the disease can still appear, weeks after it reached its peak. Still, for Atallah, Grady’s chief of emergency medicine, the encounter appeared as a sort of bookend to the ferocity of a flu season that claimed 145 lives in Georgia.

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Officer Credits 'the Man Upstairs' with Surviving Shooting Following Traffic Stop

April 6, 2018 -- A Forest Park police officer and former volunteer firefighter is sharing the details about the night he and another officer were shot during a traffic stop. Sterrett told Channel 2 investigative reporter Mark Winne that he knew he needed to keep calm after being shot. He said Forest Park Fire and EMS workers then loaded him into an ambulance. Sterrett said he lost a lot of blood while on the operating table, but credits Dr. Mark Shapiro and others at Grady Memorial Hospital with saving his life.



Grady Memorial Hospital Wins Impact Award

March 29, 2018 -- When Central Atlanta Progress (CAP) first introduced its economic impact award in 2008, Grady Memorial Hospital was on the brink of bankruptcy. Ten years later, the hospital is not only in the black, it is also expanding its services and its physical footprint, two reasons why Grady is the recipient of CAP’s Marcus Downtown Economic Impact Award for 2018.

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HRC Grades Georgia Healthcare Facilities on LGBTQ Equality

March 28, 2018 -- The Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC) on March 27 released the 11th edition of its annual Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), which scores healthcare facilities on policies and practices dedicated to the equitable treatment and inclusion of their LGBTQ patients, visitors and employees.

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Marcus Foundation Gives $15 Million to Create Marcus Stroke Network

March 22, 2018 -- The Atlanta-based Marcus Foundation gave $15 million to establish the Marcus Stroke Network, a partnership that includes Grady Health System, Emory University School of Medicine, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and Boca Raton Regional Hospital.

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David Reznik Celebrates More Than 30 Years of Practiced Industry Experience

March 14, 2018 -- With more than 30 years of professional excellence in dentistry, Dr. Reznik is currently the director of the Oral Health Center of Grady's Infectious Disease Program, a program he founded 27 years ago, and serves as chief of the dental medicine service for the Grady Health System.

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Grady Brings REBOA to Georgia

March 12, 2018 -- The first in Georgia to perform the procedure, Grady Memorial Hospital will soon offer trauma specialists around the state and the country the opportunity to learn how to perform Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta (REBOA).

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