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Trauma funds not just an issue for Atlanta hospital

Atlanta Journal-Constitution, April 18, 2008

As Georgia's Trauma Care Network Commission prepares to divvy up $58 million in aid, trauma hospitals in the state want the commission to make sure it's not just about Atlanta's Grady Memorial Hospital. The plight of financially-strapped Grady has highlighted the desperate condition of trauma care in Georgia: The state has 15 hospitals prepared to handle the most severe injuries. But as the Trauma Care Network Commission prepares to divide the one-time infusion of cash, providers have made it clear that they are suffering as well, and they want their fair share.