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On Friday, November 18, new and expectant mothers at Grady enjoyed a baby shower hosted by one of Atlanta’s most successful entrepreneurs, Sara Blakely, founder and owner of Spanx and the Sara Blakely Foundation and New York Times bestselling author. The event also celebrated Ms. Blakely’s recently released book, The Belly Art Project, the proceeds of which support efforts to ensure safe and healthy births for mothers throughout the world.
About eight years ago, a cadre of corporate leaders and committed citizens teamed up to save Grady Memorial Hospital from the brink of bankruptcy. Now the hospital is in the black – but it needs more county funding and a new generation of leaders to step up if it’s going to stay that way. Grady, Georgia’s largest safety net hospital, made national headlines in 2007 because it was hemorrhaging money, constantly over capacity and days from closure.
Retired chairman and CEO of The Home Depot Frank Blake today assumed leadership of the Grady Memorial Hospital Corporation (GMHC) Board of Directors, succeeding A.D. “Pete” Correll, a founding member of the board and its chair since the board’s inception eight years ago. Correll will now serve as chair of the Grady Health Foundation – the entity responsible for securing private and philanthropic donations to support Grady Health System.
We’re so thankful for Pete Correll’s leadership in saving Grady. Check out Pete’s interview with David Rubinger of the Atlanta Business Chronicle on 11Alive’s BIZ Show yesterday. David explores with Pete his vital role in helping to save a medical institution critical to our region.
The Grady Health Foundation has received $850,000 from The Kendeda Fund that will be matched by the Grady Health System to create a Green Revolving Fund, a financing tool that will invest in sustainability projects such as energy efficiency, water conservation and renewable energy. The GRF projects will produce cost savings that will be reinvested into future sustainability projects as well as direct patient care, improving the Grady community and the hospital’s ongoing commitment to the environment.