Atlanta Car Accident and Work Accident Injuries will be Better Treated with Expansion of Grady Hospital
Grady Hospital in Fulton County recently announced that it will spend $12 million to expand its trauma center to more efficiently treat serious injuries such as those occuring in Atlanta car accidents and Atlanta work accidents. Grady is the only Level 1 trauma hospital in the Atlanta area, and many of its patients are also transported from remote parts of Georgia due to the hospital's capacity to treat emergent injuries associated with motor vehicle collisions and workers compensation claims. The expansion and technology update will better equip the hospital to handle catastrophic cases such as a brain injury, a spinal cord injury, a severe burn or an amputation.
A vast number of our Atlanta car accident and work injury Clients come to us after treating at Grady Hospital. While most are pleased with the trauma care that they have received at Grady, unfortunately, many have to be transferred after they have stabilized as their injuries require specialized care not available at the hospital. For example, most of our Clients who have suffered a brain injury or a spinal cord injury are transferred to the Shepherd Center in Atlanta for additional treatment and rehabilitation. Georgia is lucky to have the Shepherd Center, as it is one of the best in the United States and is recognized as a leader in research and treatment of catastrophic injuries. With the expansion at Grady, the hospital will likely be able to better serve those patients in need of specialized care.
In addition to its incapacity to offer certain specialized care, one of the problems consistently confronting Grady Hospital is its emergency room wait time. The wait time is most likely a consequence of the hospital's success in treating trauma patients, but those who have less severe injuries such as a broken bone or whiplash should not have to wait hours on end to be treated. The expansion at Grady will likely significantly reduce this problem.