For Immediate Release: May 26, 2011
Contact: Denise Simpson
Phone: (404) 616-6855
The medical director of Grady EMS since 2009, Yancey is an associate professor of Emergency Medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine, specializing in Pre-hospital and Disaster Medicine. He is an attending physician in the Grady Emergency Department and is nationally recognized for his expertise in emergency medical dispatch, alternate strategies for non-emergent 911 calls and EMS readiness for pandemic influenza and communicable diseases preparedness.
A graduate of the University of Michigan School of Medicine, Yancey completed residency training in General Surgery at Howard University and Burn Surgery at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research. He received his public health degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.
From 2006 to May, 2009, he served as the Deputy Director for EMS in the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness and the Fulton County Fire EMS Medical Director. Yancey was Co-chairman of the EMS and Transportation Subcommittee of the Atlanta Committee for the 1996 Olympic Games.
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.