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Atlanta-based Grady to build neighborhood health super centers

Atlanta Journal-Constitution, November 5, 2009

Officials at Atlanta-based Grady Memorial Hospital have backed off from closing two of three neighborhood health centers while embarking on a multimillion-dollar plan to create four new community health "super centers," officials announced. Grady CEO Michael Young told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution he wants to counter the reputation that neighborhood centers have as being "small, half-baked" clinics that hand out piecemeal care to the poor. He hopes the new centers will offer patients a wider array of services, draw more paying patients, and keep people from seeking everyday care in Grady's emergency room.