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Study says charity care falls short at many nonprofit hospitals

Grady Memorial Hospital ranks in the top 10 of the nation’s nonprofit hospitals for spending more on charity care than what they receive in tax breaks, according to a new report and ranking published Tuesday. Wellstar Health System also showed up high on the list — 4th in the nation for community spending by nonprofit health systems.

The rankings were based on 2021 tax filings examined by the Lown Institute, a nonprofit think tank. Lown examined close to 70 Georgia hospitals.

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