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Grady Reverified as Level I Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons

June 12, 2024

Grady Memorial Hospital’s Marcus Trauma Center has been reverified as a Level I trauma center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS), meeting all criteria required by ACS. This achievement recognizes Grady’s commitment to providing life-saving care to patients who have suffered traumatic injuries.

For Grady, Atlanta’s only Level I trauma center, attaining this gold standard recognition reaffirms its position as one of the country’s leading public academic healthcare systems.

“This reverification is a testament to our team of physicians, nurses, and support staff who deliver the highest levels of care to the patients we serve every day,” said Dr. Elizabeth Benjamin, trauma medical director at Grady. “It also underscores what we have known for a long time – Grady’s trauma care is second to none.”

ACS reverification demonstrates Grady’s capability to not only provide the hospital resources necessary for trauma care for patients 24 hours, seven days a week but also to provide the entire spectrum of care to address the needs of all injured patients, from the prehospital phase through the rehabilitation process.

Grady’s Marcus Trauma Center is one of the highest-volume trauma centers in the nation. In 2023, Grady received over 13,500 trauma activations.


Grady Marcus Trauma and Emergency Center