from a citizen group called the “Grady Coalition.”
I want Grady to succeed, but not if it flouts the rule of law. Any official at Grady who allowed corrupt contracting to politicians must be held to strict account. Why will the public support Grady, if Grady officials thumb their nose at public-minded citizens?
We must not refill or run a sinking ship until we plug the holes. The honest employees, like Joyce Harris, former senior vice president at Grady, and Sam Newcome, MD, the chief of Grady oncology, opposed corruption, and they were fired. Why not rehire these people? They really seem to care about patient care and integrity at Grady.
When will honest law enforcement come? Does the current “crisis” bypass the rule of law? Thurbert Baker, our attorney general, wants to uphold the law in the case of Genarlow Wilson by keeping him in jail, but can not be reached when laws are being broken at a $700+ million dollar a year public facility. The officers of Grady must answer for what they did to precipitate this crisis. There must be no free lunch.
Emory University virtually runs Grady. Despite Emory’s massive endowment, with more than $5 billion in the bank, Emory has not stepped up to the plate. Emory officials must be held accountable. How about Emory paying Grady for training its students and the use of its facilities, not vice versa? I wish Clark-Atlanta University paid me for my daughter’s education. Don’t you wish somebody paid you or your children for their education? The Grady Coalition has consistently shown part of Emory’s endowment (perhaps as much as 10 percent) actually belongs to Grady. It is time Emory pays the piper.
How many more consultants will Grady hire before it takes action. Cleaning up the corruption and getting Emory to pay for services rendered sounds like a good place to start – and this advice didn’t cost Grady a dime.