If Emory University was expecting the Democratic Party to defend the college’s exploitation of Grady Hospital, it is time start work on Plan B. Days after the Democrats on the DeKalb County Commission suggested that Grady slash its payments to Emory, Ron Marshall of the New Grady Coalition wrote a scathing op-ed that is up now at Go DeKalb and Insider Advantage.
Marshall says Emory has been caught with its hands in cookie jar:
Atlanta’s public is just discovering the fault lines between two of the historic partners for healthcare, Emory University and Grady Memorial Hospital. But this is not a new story. In 2000, Dr. Samuel Newcom of Emory University School of Medicine predicted that the expansion of Emory Crawford Long Hospital would result in “class cleansing” at Grady Memorial Hospital, with Emory cherry picking the profitable patients for Crawford Long.
Emory fired the audacious Dr. Newcom but history has proven him right.
He then rips into the Emory-Grady relationship:
Investigators with the nonpartisan Georgia Senate Research Office have shown what the community has known for years