Grady News

Innovative Partnership Keeps Hospital Employees, Patients Safe During COVID-19

(August 5, 2020) As COVID-19 interrupted international supply chains for personal protective equipment and other resources needed by hospitals throughout the world, creative and innovative partnerships began to emerge, including one between the Associated Builders and Contractors of Georgia (ABC) and Grady Health System. This partnership has resulted in a steady supply of protective gowns for Grady’s trauma center.

Read press release: https://www.gradyhealthfoundation.org/file/press-releases/Grady-ABC-Tyvek-Press-Release---Aug-2020.pdf

 


Grady Health System’s New Advanced Surgery Center Named for Georgia Business Leader

(July 29, 2020) Grady Health System announced today that its largest new facility in recent history will be named the Correll Pavilion in honor of A. D. ‘Pete’ Correll, chair emeritus of Georgia-Pacific and civic leader, whose efforts more than ten years go helped secure Grady’s financial stability. Correll, who subsequently chaired the boards of both the Grady Memorial Hospital Corporation and the Grady Health Foundation, was named chair emeritus of the Grady Memorial Hospital Corporation Board of Directors earlier this year.

Read press release: https://www.gradyhealthfoundation.org/file/press-releases/GradyPressRelease-CorrellPavilion-July.29.2020.pdf

 


Georgia Reports a Record High of Over 2,200 New Coronavirus Cases Sunday/Grady CMO Dr. Robert Jansen Interviewed

(June 28, 2020) “It’s a little bit of a disturbing trend, and what frightens me is not only that they are younger, the potential of them infecting other people, particularly parents and grandparents,” Chief Medical Officer Dr. Robert Jansen said. Jansen said so far, the new cases don’t appear to be connected to recent protests. Instead, he said the spike seemed to coincide with more businesses open up in Georgia. "There's people going to restaurants and bars and not wearing masks at all, and that's a big risk factor," Jansen said. "Once we said people can go out, it's human nature to go out, and I understand that wearing a mask is not always easy."

Read article: https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/atlanta/georgia-reports-record-nearly-2000-new-coronavirus-cases-saturday/L4P5NDADINFEBFLIV2BNLH65SA/

 


Coping with COVID-19 – A Q&A with Grady Health System

(June 25, 2020) As COVID-19 continues to stretch resources and increase the need for health clinics that serve vulnerable communities, we are dedicated to ensuring the continued operations of clinics like the Grady Health’s dental clinic for HIV/AIDS patients. We recently spoke with Dr. David Reznik, chief of Grady Health System’s Dental Service, to learn more about how they are serving patients amid the current crisis.

Read interview: https://foundation.deltadentalins.com/2020/06/grantee-spotlight-coping-with-covid-19-a-qa-with-grady-health-system/

 


Grady frontline workers share experience during COVID-19

(June 12, 2020) Heart attacks, strokes, life-threatening injuries — these are common emergency calls for Grady EMS workers. In their efforts to save lives, they work to treat and transport patients to the Level 1 trauma hospital in downtown Atlanta as quickly and safely as possible. COVID-19 brings a new dimension to their mission because they also are treating people’s fear amid the pandemic and managing their own concerns.

Watch video: https://www.ajc.com/news/local/grady-frontline-workers-share-experience-during-covid/hV9wSligDLyNQ4YSfGWJzK/

 


Lockheed Martin Grants $450,000 to Expand COVID-19 Testing Capacity for Grady Health System

(June 9, 2020) Lockheed Martin Corporation has awarded $450,000 to Grady Health System to increase COVID-19 testing capacity and reach. The enhancement of in-house testing comes at a pivotal time as Grady is testing all admitted patients and making it available to more of its employees, making it one of the first health systems in Georgia to proactively test both symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals.

Read press release: https://www.gradyhealthfoundation.org/file/press-releases/Lockheed-Martin-Gift-Announcement---06.09.20.pdf

 


Atlanta Business Chronicle Health Care Heroes Awards - Lifetime Achievement: David Reznik, Grady Health System

(May 15, 2020) David Reznik’s life changed in 1986 when a patient called his private dental practice. “He was frustrated because he’d had his teeth cleaned every six months, but since he’d been diagnosed as HIV positive, no one would touch him,” Reznik recalled. “I thought that was wrong.” Reznik treated the patient, and word soon spread that a Buckhead dentist was willing to work with people with HIV.

Read full article: https://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2020/05/15/health-care-heroes-2020.html?iana=hpmvp_atl_news_headline

 


Grady EMS Paramedic Honorary NASCAR Grand Marshal Walter “Buddy” Standridge and other frontline heroes will deliver the “Drivers, start your engines!” line

(May 15, 2020) Grady EMS Paramedic Honorary NASCAR Grand Marshal Walter “Buddy” Standridge and other frontline heroes will deliver the “Drivers, start your engines!” line at approximately 3:42pm ET on Sunday before the race.

See video: https://app.box.com/s/zssl7fhrcvj5zgxjlf2g50clf0af86wn

 


Lauren Skinner, RN, Grady Memorial Hospital

(May 3, 2020) Lauren Skinner never wanted to be a nurse. "I always knew I was going to do something in the sciences,” said the 12-year nursing veteran who currently works in the burn unit and surgical trauma ICU at Atlanta’s Grady Memorial Hospital.

Read full article: https://www.ajc.com/lifestyles/lauren-skinner-grady-memorial-hospital/9Ypfg0enidwRuCk8Kw5hZM/

 


Opinion: Grady Hospital’s COVID-19 plea — stay the course!

(April 18, 2020) In the next few weeks, Georgia is expected to face the peak of this round of COVID-19 infections. It will tax the capacity of our hospitals, test the patience of a public weary of sheltering at home and challenge the stamina of medical professionals who have already worked to the point of exhaustion. But we will get through it.

Read full article: https://www.ajc.com/news/opinion/opinion-grady-hospital-covid-plea-stay-the-course/1naSPXvkTXHSvpt9NhSsDO/

 


Marcus Foundation gives $2.1M to Grady Healthcare System to prepare for surge of COVID-19 patients

(April 13, 2020) The Marcus Foundation, the philanthropic organization of Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus, has made a $2.1 million grant to the Grady Healthcare System in order to fast-track Grady’s surge capacity plan. The money will help to stand up patient beds, which are currently down by 220 due to the flooding experienced by the hospital in late 2019.

Read full article: https://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2020/04/13/marcus-foundation-grady-healthcare-coronavirus.html

 


The Marcus Foundation $2.1 Million grant boosts COVID-19 response at Grady Health System

(April 9, 2020) The Marcus Foundation has made a $2.1 million grant to Grady Health System. This grant will be used to fast-track Grady’s surge capacity plan, specifically to stand up much needed patient beds as 220 beds remain off-line as a result of the flooding event experienced by the hospital late last year. The foundation’s grant supports the creation of up to 52 additional patient beds in preparation for a potential surge in COVID-19 admissions.

Read press release: https://www.gradyhealthfoundation.org/file/press-releases/Grady-Marcus-Press-Release---04.09.20.pdf

 


Bank of America awards Grady $500,000 to expand COVID-19 testing and capacity

(April 7, 2020) Bank of America awarded Grady Health System $500,000 to expand treatment and testing capacity critically needed to support growing patient numbers amid the coronavirus pandemic. The grant will support Grady’s efforts to increase capacity for acute patient care, and to expand in-house testing resources to perform as many as 350 coronavirus tests per day.

Read full article: https://www.ajc.com/news/local/bank-america-awards-grady-500-000-expand-covid-testing/lOU5aNqW6ZX6g5RQgVwltM/