Seattle Grace Hospital and Mercy West Medical Center were originally two separate medical facilities, but in 2009, due to the economic climate, they merged to form one medical facility. Due to the merger and large amount of staff between the sites, many employees were fired due to "budgetary constraints" both before and after the merger (notably Dr. Isobel Stevens and Dr. April Kepner).
Seattle Grace Hospital was used as the location for the new Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital.
A grieving widower named Gary Clark once entered the hospital with a gun to avenge his wife's death. He wanted to kill the doctors that were on the case. After murdering 11 people, injuring 7 others, and threatening to shoot numerous others, he used his last bullet to commit suicide instead of murdering Richard Webber, the lead doctor on his wife's case.
Drs. Reed Adamson and Charles Percy, Nurse Vivian, 2 security guards, and 2 unknown doctors are amongst the deceased people, whereas Drs. Alex Karev, Derek Shepherd, and Owen Hunt were among the injured.
Purchasing the Hospital
After the hospital filed bankruptcy, it is eventually bought by the Harper Avery Foundation and as of Idle Hands, the hospital is officially renamed "Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital" as voted upon by the new board of directors.
Board of Directors
- Dr. Owen Hunt (Chief of Surgery, Head of Trauma Surgery)
- Dr. Derek Shepherd (Head of Neurosurgery)
- Dr. Arizona Robbins (Head of Pediatric Surgery)
- Dr. Jennifer Stanley (Head of Pathology)
- Dr. Jeff Russell (Head of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
- Dr. Tim Redmond (Head of Dermatology)
- Dr. Rob Stanton (Head of Radiology)
- Dr. Richard Webber (general surgery)
- Dr. Miranda Bailey (general surgery)
- Dr. Callie Torres (orthopedic surgery)
- Dr. Meredith Grey (general surgery)
- Dr. April Kepner (trauma surgery)
- Dr. Katharine Wyatt (psychiatry)
- Dr. Rebecca Swender (surgical oncology)
- Dr. Jason Mayfield (urology)
- Dr. Mel Barnett (pediatric surgery)
- Dr. Carlson (orthopedic surgery)
- Dr. Helen Fincher (psychiatry)
- Dr. Elizabeth Chen (OB/GYN)
- Dr. Jim Nelson (neurosurgery)
- Dr. Knox (anesthesiology)
- Dr. Hurst (psychiatry)
- Dr. Dan Miller (orthopedic surgery)
- Dr. Clemens (neurosurgery)
- Dr. Jovan (plastic surgery)
- Dr. Colvin
- Dr. Beck
- Dr. Springfield
- Dr. Morrison (perinatology)
- Dave (general surgery)
- Dr. Cristina Yang (cardiothoracic surgery)
- Dr. Alex Karev (pediatric surgery)
- Dr. Jackson Avery (plastic surgery)
- Dr. McQueen (cardiothoracic surgery)
- Dr. Steve Mostow (Fourth-year, general surgery)
- Dr. Graciella Guzman (Second-year, general surgery)
- Dr. Megan Nowland (Second-year, general surgery)
- Dr. Jason Myers (OB/GYN)
- Dr. Thompson (OB/GYN)
- Dr. Kevin Fisher (psychiatry)
- Dr. Russell (pathology)
- Logan (general surgery)
- Dr. Nina Lasko (general surgery)
- Dr. Morgan Peterson (general surgery)
- Dr. Jo Wilson (general surgery)
- Dr. Heather Brooks (general surgery)
- Dr. Shane Ross (general surgery)
- Dr. Stephanie Edwards (general surgery)
- Dr. Leah Murphy (general surgery)
- Tyler Christian
- Eli Lloyd
- Emily Kovach
- Liz McKee
- Patricia Murphy (Executive Assistant)
- Jon (Physical therapist)
- David Moore (prosthesis)
- Missy Grant (Human Resources)
- Wayne Sheehan (Human Resources)
- Lauren (Radiology)
- Radiology Techs
- Pathology Techs
- Hospital Administrator
- Daycare Workers
- Security Guards
Notable Former Staff
- Dr. Isobel Stevens (Third-year, general surgery)
- Henry Burton (Administrative Assistant and vascular surgeon)
- Dr. Teddy Altman (Head of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
- Dr. Ben Warren (Attending Anesthesiologist)
- Dr. Lucy Fields (OB/GYN Attending and Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellow)
- Colleen (Nurse)
- Dr. Charles Percy (Third-year, general surgery)
- Dr. Reed Adamson (Third-year, general surgery)
- Dr. Lexie Grey (Fourth-year, general surgery)
- Dr. Mark Sloan (Head of Plastic Surgery, ENT surgeon)
- Vivian (Nurse)
There are medical doctors who have privileges at Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital, despite not being on staff, which allows them access everything that medical/surgical staff at Seattle Grace Mercy West would be normally entitled to, such as use of ORs, access to patient files, administration of medications and use the pharmacy and clinical labs, access to treatment equipment, including treatment in the ER and trauma bays, and nursing assistance.
Privileges are usually extended to attending-level physicians and surgeons.
- Dr. Catherine Avery (Urologist from Brigham and Women's Hospital)
- Dr. Julia Canner (Ophthalmologist from Seattle Presbyterian Hospital)
- Dr. Thomas Evans (Cardiothoracic surgeon)
- Dr. Mara Keaton (Urology fellow from Brigham and Women's Hospital)
- Dr. Addison Montgomery (Neonatal-fetal surgeon and Obstetrics and Gynecology from Seaside Health and Wellness)
- Dr. Amelia Shepherd (Neurosurgeon from Seaside Health and Wellness)
- Dr. Ben Warren (Anesthesiologist formerly from Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital and surgical intern from UCLA)
- Dr. Arizona Robbins (Pediatric surgeon from Namboze Clinic)
Notes and Trivia
- After the merger with Seattle Grace Hospital, Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital continued its long tradition for all new incoming interns called the Intern Appy.
- Attending psychiatrists and attending radiologists are the only doctors shown to have their lab coats embroidered with their department on the second line.
- The hospital is sometimes nicknamed Seattle Grace Mercy Death Hospital by its staff due to the large amount of accidents happening there or to its staff.
- Even though the hospital is named Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital, the hospital is often referred to as Seattle Grace.
- The address of the hospital is 15000 Centennial Drive Seattle, Washington 98109.
- The phone number for the hospital is (206) 555-6000.
- According to Stephanie Edwards, Seattle Grace Mercy West's surgical program was the residency match to get when her class applied at the end of medical school.