Hughes Spalding Children's Hospital KEY FACTS

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					                   Hughes Spalding Children’s Hospital
                               KEY FACTS
Description:       Hughes Spalding Pavilion opened in 1952 during segregation as a
                   private hospital for African-American patients treated by African-
                   American physicians. It was named for Atlanta attorney Hughes
                   Spalding, Sr., who served as the chairman of Fulton-DeKalb Hospital
                   Authority, which operates Grady Memorial Hospital. The first donor
                   for the new hospital was author Margaret Mitchell. Forty years later,
                   the facility has undergone minimal renovations.

                   In 1992, Hughes Spalding Children’s Hospital opened its doors as an
                   82-bed facility dedicated to serving Atlanta’s pediatric population.

Size and Scope:    -   Approximately 250 employees (full-time and part-time)
                   -   162 pediatricians on medical staff
                   -   90 volunteers
                   -   46,716 Emergency Department visits in 2004
                   -   1,886 hospital admissions in 2004
                   -   44,049 dental visits
                   -   1,013 outpatient surgery cases
                   -   In 2004, 717 observation days, 7,224 inpatient days and 26,882
                       outpatient visits
                   -   Features a 24-hour emergency care center, a pediatric intensive
                       care unit, a perioperative center for surgical procedures and an
                       inpatient care center

Leadership Team:   Andy Agwunobi, President and CEO, Grady Health System
                   Tom Arrendale, Chief Operating Officer
                   Bill Auten, Administrative Services Manager
                   Sondra Brooks, Planning Coordinator
                   Debbie Smith-Taylor, Director of Nursing

Notable Facts:     -   Is currently overseen by Grady Health System, serving children in
                       metro Atlanta
                   -   10 percent of patients are uninsured; 90 percent of patients
                       receive health coverage from a government-funded program
                   -   Staffed exclusively by physicians from Emory University School
                       of Medicine and Morehouse School of Medicine
                   -   Houses Georgia’s only poison center
                   -   Houses the only hospital-based dental service in Georgia
                 -   Offers 28 specialty clinics, where thousands of children are
                     treated each year for allergies, asthma, diabetes, seizures, feeding
                     disorders, sickle cell, autism and cerebral palsy

Media Contact:   Kevin McClelland
                 Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
                 404-785-7600
                 kevin.mcclelland@choa.org




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