Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has appointed Jeffrey Nicholas, MD, MS, to the Georgia Trauma Commission. Nicholas serves as Chief of Trauma and Director of the Marcus Trauma Center at Grady Health System, where he oversees Grady’s entire trauma program, from pre-hospital care to rehabilitation.
Nicholas is an associate professor of Surgery at the Emory University School of Medicine and has been at Grady Memorial Hospital since 2000. He earned his medical degree and a master’s degree from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
About Grady Health System
Grady Health System is one of the largest safety net 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 medical services, Grady has the premier level I trauma center in the Metro Atlanta region and serves as the 911 ambulance provider for the city of Atlanta. Grady’s American Burn Association/American College of Surgeons verified Burn Center is one of only two in the state. And the Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center is a Joint Commission designated Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center.
Other key services include Georgia’s first Cancer Center for Excellence, The Avon Breast Health Center, the Georgia Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, and the Ponce de Leon Center – one of the top three HIV/AIDS outpatient clinics in the country. Grady’s Regional Perinatal Center with its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the Primary Care Center and the Rape Crisis Center are also notable components of the health system. The state’s only Poison Center is housed at Grady as well.
In 2012 and 2013, Hospitals & Health Networks Magazine named Grady one of the country’s Most Wired health systems. Grady’s Heart Failure Clinic received the 2013 Gage Award for Improving Quality from America’s Essential Hospitals.