Metro news for Tuesday

After backing off the request last month, Fulton Commission Chairman John Eaves will ask the board Wednesday to pay Grady Memorial Hospital the $3.9 million the county has withheld this year. The request was on the Nov. 16 agenda, but Eaves withdrew it in order to verify the figure, according to a spokesman.

Despite contract changes meant to ease the flow of taxpayer dollars to the safety net hospital, Grady has still had trouble proving that Fulton’s money goes to treat Fulton’s needy patients. The commission budgeted $52.2 million for Grady this year. JOHNNY EDWARDS


This quarter's Atlanta Regional Housing Forum, a gathering to focus on affordable housing, will be Wednesday at 40 Courtland St., N.E., downtown Atlanta, from 9:30 to 11:45 a.m. A panel will talk about how the Regional Commission on Homelessness' best practices could serve other cities, how supportive housing can help people with mental health problems and why women's programs are needed.

The forum is organized by the Atlanta Regional Commission and the Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership. The panel will include former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin. JOHNNY EDWARDS


Grady Health System has added a second specialty ambulance to transport sick and premature babies to hospitals across the state that can give them the specialized care they need.

The Angel II ambulance includes a type of incubator that monitors every aspect of a baby’s condition while in transit. In 2010, Grady’s first ambulance transported 570 babies across the state, serving 35 hospitals. March of Dimes Georgia, The Atlanta Foundation and the John H. & Wilhelmina D. Harland Charitable Foundation provided funding for the new unit. MISTY WILLIAMS


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