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A safety-net hospital falls into financial crisis

New York Times, January 8, 2008
Once admired for its skill in treating a population afflicted by both social and physical ills, Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta now faces the prospect of losing its accreditation. Although the hospital is unique in many ways, Grady is emblematic of the crippling effect America's healthcare crisis has had on public hospitals around the nation. Other hospitals have faced similar challenges in recent years, including those in Miami, Memphis and Chicago, experts say.