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City of Atlanta Councilmember Michael Bond to honor Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority

August 5, 2016

ATLANTA - Councilman Michael Julian Bond will honor the Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority (FDHA), with a proclamation during the 1:00pm meeting of the Atlanta City Council on Monday, August 15th at Atlanta City Hall. The FDHA is being honored for 75 years of services to the Fulton-DeKalb communities.

In 1941 the FDHA became the owner and operator of Grady Memorial Hospital, which was expanded over the years to include additional clinical and other facilities, which are collectively referred to as the Grady Health System (GHS).

In 1953 the FDHA, Fulton County and DeKalb County entered into a contract wherein the FDHA agreed to provide for the medical care and hospitalization of the indigent sick of both Fulton County and DeKalb County.

The Core of the FDHA’s mission remains to ensure that quality care is provided to the indigent and medically underserved residents of Fulton and DeKalb Counties. Annually, there are over 600,000 patient visits at GHS.

This organization and healthcare system have stood the test of time serving the community and, are poised to continue making a significant impact on the health of Fulton, DeKalb and surrounding neighborhoods for the next 75 years.

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The Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority promotes the health of the greater Atlanta community. Governed by a ten member Board of Trustees appointed by the commissioners of Fulton and DeKalb counties, the Authority is committed to working to meet the healthcare needs of the residents of Fulton and DeKalb counties through oversight of the Grady Memorial Hospital Corporation.

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