ATLANTA, May 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- National Hospital Week got off to a great start at Grady Memorial Hospital today when hundreds of gourmet meals were delivered – courtesy of the staff at Tyler Perry Studios. Prepared by Atlanta-based celebrity chef and Grady baby Elliott Farmer and his staff, the meals were a gift, weeks in planning, by the Tyler Perry Studios team.
"We are absolutely astounded by the generosity and kindness of the Tyler Perry Studios staff. To do something this special for our caregivers and support staff makes this year's hospital week celebration extraordinary," said Lindsay Caulfield, Grady's Chief Experience Officer. "These meals will help remind Team Grady that they are loved and appreciated, and that we're all in this together."
As Atlanta's top Level 1 trauma center, burn, and stroke center, Grady, like every hospital across the city, has been in the trenches in the battle against COVID-19. The health system is grateful for all the support received during this unprecedented time in our community.
About Grady Health System
Grady Health System is one of the largest safety net health systems in the nation. 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 services, Grady is Atlanta's premier Level 1 trauma center – the metro area's only nationally verified Level 1 center. Grady EMS serves as the 911 ambulance provider for the city of Atlanta, South Fulton County communities, and numerous counties across Georgia. It also operates the state's first Mobile Stroke Unit, taking cutting-edge pre-hospital care directly to patients. 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/distinctions include Grady's Regional Perinatal Center with its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Georgia's first Cancer Center for Excellence, The Avon Comprehensive Breast Center, the Georgia Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, and the Ponce de Leon Center - one of the top HIV/AIDS outpatient clinics in the country. Grady is one of an elite group of hospitals to earn the Baby-Friendly USA international recognition as a Baby-Friendly Designated birth facility. Grady has earned the prestigious Stage 7 on the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model - Georgia's first adult acute care hospital to earn the highest rating for improving patient care and safety through health information technology.
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