Senator Johnson asks a pretty simple question.
Just thinking out loud, we ought to look at — what if Grady ceased to exist?
I'll take a stab, Sen. Johnson!
Level 1 trauma patients would have to be flown over 170 miles to UAB in Birmingham? Thus possibly missing what health professionals call the "golden hour"?
Okay, how about this! Convention business would die up since the city would have no facility which could support a mass casualty event?
Still not good enough? Then, let me get right down to the meat of the sitchiation.