The Grady Health System is one of the nation's largest public safety-net hospitals. The Emma I. Darnell Geriatrics Center at Grady is a collaborative Emory and Morehouse interdisciplinary and outpatient model that provides care to the older and frail patients.
In October 2021, Grady received the Age-Friendly Health System - Committed to Care certification, an initiative of The John A. Hartford Foundation and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, in partnership with the American Hospital Association and the Catholic Health Association of the United States. The certification recognizes Grady as a leader in a rapidly growing movement committed to the care of older adults guided by an essential set of age-friendly, evidence-based practices, causes no harm, and is consistent with what matters to the older adult and their family.
"Grady has always been on the forefront of patient care, and that's why we chose to participate in this vital effort," said Dr. Ugochi Ohuabunwa, Grady's Chief of Geriatrics. "Our Age-Friendly Health Systems certification is an important part of our commitment to provide every patient with the best care possible."