Grady's nationally acclaimed Emergency Care Center (ECC) treats primarily adult medical, surgical, and trauma patients. Our Emergency Department is staffed 24/7 by faculty, residents and associate providers from the Department of Emergency Medicine at Emory University, and rotating residents from multiple clinical services from Emory University and the Morehouse School of Medicine. We work in collaboration with excellent nurses and staff from the Grady Health System to treat over 105,000 patients each year.
Thanks to a generous donation from Mr. Bernie Marcus, the co-founder of Home Depot, we recently opened the Marcus Trauma Center a 15-bed, state of the art, trauma resuscitation area inside the Emergency Department. The unit has 7 major resuscitation rooms, 8 moderate/minor trauma rooms, a self contained digital radiology suite and reading room, 2 conference rooms and on-call rooms.
Plans for additional expansion of the Grady ECC are currently underway. Plans include a major renovation of the Emergency Department patient rooms and service desk, and the expansion of the current 7-bed Clinical Decision Unit into a 20-bed unit.
The Grady ECC is closely linked to Metro Atlanta’s Premier Level 1 Trauma Center, the Marcus Stroke and Neurosciences Center, the State’s 100,000 call Poison Center, one of only 2 Burn Centers in the State of Georgia, and the City of Atlanta’s 911 Emergency Medical Service. The Emergency Department at Grady acts as the Regional Coordinating Hospital in the event of a disaster. For more information, about Grady Memorial Hospital and Grady ECC, visit: