For Immediate Release: July 29, 2011
Contact: Denise Simpson
Phone: (404) 616-6855
Seventeen Grady Memorial Hospital affiliated physicians have been recognized as being among the nation's top doctors as part of U.S. News Media Group's 'Top Doctors' free searchable directory that lists nearly 30,000 peer-nominated physicians across the country.
The U.S. News Top Doctors list builds on U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals rankings which, for the second consecutive year, list Grady as one of metro Atlanta's top ten hospitals. The searchable physician directory, available at www.usnews.com/top-doctors , allows health consumers to see which 'Top Doctors' practice at the more than 700 hospitals nationwide that made the annual 'Best Hospitals' list.
The roster of 'Top Doctors' was solicited through nominations from physicians in academic medical centers, specialty hospitals, and regional hospitals and physicians in private practice. A research team then reviewed each nominee's training, achievements, and appointments, among other credentials. Grady affiliated physicians who made the 'Top Doctors' list include:
About Grady Health System
Grady Health System is one of the largest public health systems in the United States. Grady consists of the 953-bed Grady Memorial Hospital, six neighborhood health centers, Crestview Health & Rehabilitation Center, and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes Spalding, which is operated as a Children's affiliate.
With its nationally acclaimed Emergency Department and Burn Center, Grady has the premier level I trauma center in the region and serves as the 911 ambulance provider for the city of Atlanta. The state's only Poison Center is housed at Grady as well.
The Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center , Grady Diabetes Center, Georgia Cancer Center for Excellence, Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, and the Avon Breast Health Center are also notable components of the health system. Additionally, Grady's Ponce de Leon Center was named one of the top three HIV/AIDS outpatient clinics in the country.
Other key services include Grady's Regional Perinatal Center and its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the Primary Care Center, dedicated 60 Plus services for older adults, Teen Services, and the Rape Crisis Center. Nationally ranked in one specialty, Grady was named one of Atlanta's Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.
Grady Memorial Hospital has been ranked 10th in Atlanta in U.S. News & World Report's first-ever Best Hospitals metro area rankings, available online at www.usnews.com/hospitals.