With the recent closing of the WellStar Atlanta Medical Center, Grady Memorial Hospital believes it is time to jump into the breach. Besides its vaunted burn unit, Grady is left with the town’s only Level-1 trauma center.
Grady Memorial Hospital is pursuing a $46 million project that includes upgrades to the decades-old burn unit at its Downtown Atlanta campus. The Atlanta Business Chronicle reports it would also renovate lab space and add over 100 healthcare workers. Just over $22 million would be spent on improvements to the burn unit, with the rest going toward renovated labs. About a third of the project would be funded with philanthropic donations. The 953-bed hospital is the center of the state’s indigent health care system.
Sections of the facility have not undergone significant renovation in many years. The project will kick off in June and is expected to be completed in April 2025.
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