Grady Hospital first opened its doors in 1892 with 14 rooms and the mission to offer the best hospital care possible regardless of a person’s social status. Since opening its doors, thousands of people from all walks of life have turned to Grady to receive care and comfort in their hour of need. Over the years, the hospital has gained an excellent international reputation as a public hospital and it has grown to become the largest hospital in the State of Georgia, public or private.
Renowned for its Level 1 trauma center and as a teaching hospital, Grady’s physician staff consists of faculty doctors from the Emory and Morehouse Schools of Medicine. One of those doctors was Elbert Tuttle Jr. and it is the connection he had with a federal judge and a student at the University of Georgia that makes Dr. Tuttle the subject of this week’s Stories of Atlanta.