Grady Memorial Hospital will make a few cuts in the future due to a decrease in government funding.
Last year Grady received 88 million dollars in funding for poor and uninsured persons being treated at the hospital. This year that number will go down to 63 million. Grady CEO Michael Young says the cuts will be done quickly, but will not exceed 300 staff members. State Senator Vincent Fort is not easily convinced the cuts are in the hospital’s best interest. He says the cuts could cause serious damage.
CEO Young has not revealed which departments will be affected by job cuts. Doctors and nurses are not expected to be included in the cuts.