Children's Healthcare of Atlanta signed a 15-year agreement to manage 82-bed Hughes Spalding Children's Hospital, Atlanta, starting in February, a move that will bring all three children's hospitals in the city under one umbrella. Grady Health System will continue to own the safety-net hospital with Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority. Hughes Spalding is expected to lose about $8.5 million on operations in 2006 and has had few renovations since it opened in 1952, a Children's Healthcare spokeswoman said. Children's Healthcare has raised $30 million for upgrades to the facility, she said. -- by Joseph Mantone
Children's system to take over Atlanta hospital
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