Grady's Challenges Highlight Problems Of Safety-Net Hospitals

Andy Miller writes for Kaiser Health News about Atlanta's Grady Memorial Hospital and how it serves as an example of the challenges safety-net hospitals face. Recent equipment upgrades and changes "signify hope for Grady, which edged away from the brink of collapse over the past year. But the hospital, like other safety-net facilities across the country, is still facing severe financial strains, as the recession drives more uninsured patients through its doors and the search for adequate funds is a continuing scramble" (10/2).

 

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