The Grady Memorial Hospital is located in downtown Atlanta. It is the largest hospital in the state of Georgia, and serves as a Level I Trauma Center. The hospital has a reputation (perhaps undeserved as it is considered a premier public hospital) as being the worst place to go for treatment, probably because it services such a large number of poor patients.
The hospital first opened in 1892, and the first building (now used only by the human resources staff) show Gothic architectural influences. The current facility was originally segregated, with whites allowed in one half of the building, and blacks in the other half.