Mercy West Medical Center was a rival teaching hospital to Seattle Grace Hospital in Seattle, which has been described as on "the other side of town." In season six, Mercy West merged with Seattle Grace.
Season Two Edit
Preston Burke and Erica Hahn fought over a donor heart for their patients (GA: 17 Seconds).
On Thanksgiving, Dr. Kent worked as a temp attending at Seattle Grace. He was said to be from Mercy West. (GA: Thanks for the Memories)
An intern from Mercy West named Marshall was admitted after causing an accident. (GA: Damage Case)
Season Three Edit
George O'Malley applied to become a resident at Mercy West. He was accepted pending the result of his intern examination. However, he failed and instead came back to work at Seattle Grace.
Season Six Edit
As Richard Webber couldn't promote her, Callie Torres left Seattle Grace and became a surgeon at Mercy West instead. Richard Webber was later admitted after being involved in an accident and had an intern, Dr. McKee as his doctor.
Merger with Seattle Grace Edit
Despite rumors that Richard would be leaving Seattle Grace to work at Mercy, he soon revealed that Mercy West and Seattle Grace Hospital would be merging. However, some employees from both Mercy and Grace would be let go.
Notable Staff Edit
These doctors worked at Mercy West before it merged with Seattle Grace.
- Dr. Jackson Avery (general surgery)
- Dr. April Kepner (general surgery)
- Dr. Charles Percy (general surgery)
- Dr. Reed Adamson (general surgery)
- Dr. Bradley Parker (internal medicine) (resigned due to illness)
Notes and Trivia Edit
- In season 6, prior to the merger, Mercy West's interior, specifically their ER, is seen and their insignia and lab coats show the hospital name as Mercy West Hospital.
- Hank McKee wore gray scrubs instead of the orange surgical scrubs when Richard was admitted into the ER. This is either an inconsistency in what surgical residents wear at Mercy West, or Hank McKee was an ER intern and gray scrubs is the color of the department of emergency medicine.
- April mentioned that Dr. Catherine Avery visited the hospital during April's intern year.
- The surgical residents wore orange scrubs.
- It is likely that Dr. Kent is a general surgeon as he requested a surgical resident (i.e. Miranda Bailey) to supervise, and overseeing incoming surgical emergencies. Although it is possible that Dr. Kent is a trauma surgeon, it is unlikely as Grey's Anatomy did not feature this specialty until season five.