New Correll Cardiac Center Opens at Grady

Grady Health System today unveiled the new Correll Cardiac Center. The state-of-the-art facility includes an electro-physiology lab and a 24/7 catheterization lab, expanding current services and capabilities to make Grady a comprehensive cardiac center.   The center is named for Grady Memorial Hospital Board Chairman A.D. “Pete” Correll and his wife Ada Lee.

“This is a proud day for Grady and the patients we serve,” said Grady President and CEO John Haupert. “It is very fitting that we honor our board chair with this new cardiac center. He has been the heart and soul of Grady’s amazing transformation over the last five years.” 

The new center occupies 11,000 square feet of renovated space on the second floor of Grady Memorial Hospital. 

“The electrophysiology lab will allow us to perform procedures that we were previously unable to do at Grady. For example, through a technique called Ablation, we will use wires to go into a patient’s heart to fix a rhythm disturbance by creating a series of burns inside of the heart,” said Dr. Allen Dollar, Grady’s Chief of Cardiology and assistant professor of medicine, Division of Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine. “This is just one of the many new procedures we will be able to do thanks to the new Correll Center.”
   
In addition to new treatment areas, new, more comfortable waiting rooms have been created for patient family members.

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.