Interesting look at Grady’s ties to Morehouse and Emory.
Fifty years ago, Dr. Nanette Wenger came to Grady Memorial Hospital with a degree from Harvard Medical School and a new husband. Today, she’s a professor at Emory, a nationally recognized cardiologist —- and still a Grady doctor.
On a recent winter day, as she darted between examination rooms, she wore a button proclaiming that “Grady is Vital,” the mantra of supporters who rallied to the financially imperiled hospital’s defense when the Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority was debating its fate.
The authority, which runs Grady Health System, responded to doctors and other advocates by voting unanimously to hand over management to a private, nonprofit corporation.
It’s a move expected to spur millions of dollars in aid for the 115-year-old hospital. But the restructuring could also change the relationship between Grady and Atlanta’s two medical schools.
it seems to me, however, that those ties do need to be re-examined, especially in light of Emory’s billing this past year.