For Immediate Release: March 31, 2011
Contact: Denise Simpson
Phone: (404) 616-6855
Grady Health System announced today the resignation of President and CEO Michael A. Young. Young has served as Grady's CEO for 30 months and will be leaving the health system in June. Grady will begin a national search to fill his position immediately.
"Mike's decision to leave is disappointing but the community support, committed board and talented executive team that brought extraordinary change to Grady are still here," said Grady Board Chair A.D. "Pete" Correll. "I am confident our talented team can keep Grady on its remarkable trajectory while we search the country for a new leader."
Over the past several years, Grady has achieved an operational turnaround of more than $75 million, while providing an additional $42 million in indigent care. The Greater Grady Capital Campaign has helped raise more than $300 million for facility improvements and new equipment. The improvements have resulted in decreased wait times, increased patient satisfaction and dozens of new and/or enhanced services, including the new Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center.
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, eight 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 Unit, Grady Health System 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 Diabetes Detection & Control Center, Georgia Cancer Center for Excellence, Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, Joint Commission Certified Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center and the Avon Foundation Comprehensive Breast Center are also notable components of the health system. Moreover, Grady's Infectious Disease Program was named one of the top three HIV/AIDS outpatient clinics in the country.
Other exceptional medical services include Grady's Regional Perinatal Center and its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the Primary Care Center, a dedicated 60 Plus service line for older adults, Teen Services, and the Rape Crisis Center.
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.