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Nearly 15 years after the Sept. 11 attacks, the nation's systems of trauma care are still struggling to adequately prepare for the demands that could come from another mass casualty event.  

Georgia's trauma care system is no exception, and the recent massacre in Orlando, Florida, raises the question: Could Georgia's trauma centers handle something with that number of seriously injured people, if it happened here?  

Experts in the health care field, and in the Legislature, think we do not have enough trauma care facilities to handle something like that.

Stephannie Stokes / WABE

A national doctors' group wants Atlanta's Grady Memorial Hospital to get rid of its longtime McDonald's.

The fast-food chain's lease on the space in the hospital’s parking garage expires in June.

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine posted three billboards urging Grady not to renew it. The group also launched an online campaign, which amassed more than 2,000 signatures.

Committee dietitian Karen Smith told Grady's board Monday that the hospital location sends a harmful message that fast food is healthy.

Grady Memorial Hospital
Al Such / WABE

Ten years ago, Atlanta's Grady Hospital was facing insolvency. A group of business and civic leaders stepped in, raising hundreds of millions of dollars, to transform the aging hospital into providing best-in-class healthcare for the uninsured and underinsured.

At the Grady Health Foundation’s White Coat Gala one of the key ringleaders was recently honored – Pete Correll, retired CEO of Georgia-Pacific.

It’s a passing of the baton for Grady Hospital.  Three key business leaders who played a vital role in saving Grady are leaving the board.

Gene Blythe / Associated Press

Federal prosecutors have reached a settlement with Atlanta's Grady Memorial Hospital to ensure effective communication with people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

U.S. Attorney John Horn said in a statement Tuesday that care can be negatively affected when a deaf patient or caregiver can't understand what's happening.

Federal prosecutors investigated after receiving a complaint from a deaf patient who communicates using American Sign Language. He said he went to Grady after falling from a ladder and was unable to understand most of what he was being told.

David Goldman / Associated Press

Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta has reached a settlement agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office over allegations that the hospital violated the Americans with Disabilities Act, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice.

Grady Hospital violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by “failing to ensure effective communication with individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing,” the DOJ said.  

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