ATLANTA, December 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — During the Grady Memorial Hospital Corporation and Grady Health Foundation board meetings held Tuesday, it was announced that one of Atlanta most respected volunteer leaders, Shan Coopershall serve as chairman of the effective establishment board January 1, 2023. She succeeds Drew EvansThe retired CFO of Southern Company, who will remain a member of the foundation’s board.
“As the need for Grady’s services continues to grow at a rapid pace due to the fallout from the pandemic, an increase in traumatic injuries and the recent closure of the Atlanta Medical Center, we are thrilled that Shan is ready to bring the energy and her experience in this critical role,” commented Grady’s president and CEO John Haupert. “We are grateful for Drew’s leadership in recent years and his willingness to continue to play a role in our efforts to increase philanthropic support for Grady.”
Since announcing AMC’s sudden closure in late August, Grady has identified numerous projects needed to ensure equitable access to quality care for all who need it. These projects include additional primary care options, expansion of the Walter L. Ingram Burn Center and other hospital clinics, and the creation of additional beds at Crestview Health and Rehabilitation Center, which remains at or near capacity.
As chair, Cooper will work with foundation board members and staff, as well as leaders from across the health system to raise funds to support these and other priorities.
“It is my honor and privilege to take on this role at such an important juncture in health care for Atlanta“I look forward to continuing to collaborate with community leaders and organizations to bring much-needed health resources to those who need them most.”
SOURCE Grady Health System
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