Grady Memorial Hospital Opens New Cardiac Center

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Grady Memorial Hospital unveiled its new cardiac center Wednesday. Hospital officials say it will allow Grady to provide a level of cardiac care equal to any other local healthcare institution.

The newly renovated 11,000 square foot facility includes a cardiac stress lab, several catheterization labs and additional family waiting areas.  Dr. Allen Dollar, Grady’s Chief of Cardiology, says the center will allow doctors to perform procedures previously unavailable at the hospital.

“There are electrical problems in the heart that are able to be fixed through sophisticated ways of going inside the heart with electrical wires that we did not have the ability to do prior to this.”

The center is named for Grady Memorial Hospital Corporation Board Chairman Pete Correll and his wife Ada Lee Correll.  Pete Correll is also a former CEO and chairman of the board of Georgia-Pacific Corporation.

Correll says the new center adds to several other facilities that have opened at Grady in the past few years including: a new trauma center and a stroke and neuroscience center.

“It’s another giant step forward for Grady Hospital and really shows that the dream this place has of being the best public health care institution in the United States is indeed achievable.”

The center cost more than $7 million dollars and was paid for with private donations from the Corrells and others.