For Immediate Release: May 25, 2011
Contact: Denise Simpson
Phone: (404) 616-6855
Grady Health System's Kirkwood Family Medicine opened today, bringing new services to DeKalb County residents. A new model for Grady's neighborhood health centers, the Kirkwood facility offers outstanding primary care and other health services in a modern, patient-friendly setting. The center is located at 1863 Memorial Drive, SE in Atlanta's Kirkwood neighborhood, next to the Peachtree Hope Charter School.
"This center is an excellent example of what Grady has become over the past three years, thanks to outstanding community and philanthropic support and the vision of the health system's management," said Pete Correll, chairman of the Grady Memorial Hospital Corporation. "Kirkwood Family Medicine and its enhanced services demonstrate Grady's commitment to providing the best care possible, in the best setting possible, for all of the citizens of our community.
Open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Kirkwood Family Medicine offers adult and pediatric healthcare, obstetrics and gynecology, geriatrics, eye care, a full service lab, pharmacy and x-ray department. Kirkwood Family Medicine is replacing DeKalb Grady Neighborhood Health Center, which was located in a county-owned building approximately one mile from the new center.
With 14,000 square feet and 20 exam rooms, the new center has room to add more specialty services and will conduct a community needs assessment to help determine what those services should be.
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 only 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
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.