Grady Hospital to close outpatient dialysis unit

ATLANTA — Grady Memorial Hospital officials have approved a plan to close the outpatient dialysis unit and shift the patients to a private care provider.

The Grady board instructed management to draft a contract with Fresenius, a major provider of dialysis services in the United States. It has about 60 centers in the Atlanta area.

The plan is to shift 90 patients to a new location by Sept. 14. Patient's financial burden would not change.

The hospital says its clinic is old, uses outdated equipment and has lost between $2 million and $4 million a year in recent years.

The Grady outpatient clinic is old, uses outdated equipment and has lost between $2 million and $4 million a year in recent years.

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