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Grady Health System One of Six in Nation to Receive Merck Foundation Grant Focus on timely access to patient-centered cancer care
Grady Health System One of Six in Nation to Receive Merck Foundation Grant Focus on timely access to patient-centered cancer care Grady Health System is one of only six in the nation that will become part of the new Alliance to Advance Patient-Centered Cancer Care. The Merck Foundation has committed $15 million in funding over five years across the program sites, with the goal of increasing timely access to patient-centered cancer care for vulnerable and underserved populations in the United States. “We are honored with this vote of confidence in Grady and look forward to working with the Merck Foundation…
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.