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Grady Memorial Hospital

by Chris Schroder

Now the fifth largest public hospital and one of the busiest Level I trauma centers in the U.S. began as a segregated facility in 1892 with 110 beds. Grady Hospital, with nearly 1,000 beds, was named after Atlanta Constitution Editor Henry Grady, an advocate for quality health care for Atlanta’s poor.

The first patients were transported to Grady via horse drawn ambulances until the purchase of its first motorized ambulance in 1911.

Grady is planning a $20 million renovation of its women’s and infants’ center, and a $30 million expansion of the Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center and emergency department.

– Mark C. McDonald,
Georgia Trust

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