Grady Memorial Hospital is a main location in Season 5 of AMC's The Walking Dead. It is located in Atlanta, Georgia.


Atlanta, Georgia

The hospital was founded in the late 1890s in the city of Atlanta, GA. Through the years, it went through major restructuring and rebuilding. The hospital was supposed to be evacuated at the time of the outbreak, but police officers and doctors alike were forced to remain there during the bombing of Atlanta.


During or after the outbreak, the building became occupied by numerous members of the Atlanta Police Department. These police officers remained more or less operational for an extended period of time, essentially becoming some of the few remnants of pre-apocalyptic civil authorities.

At some point, their commander, Captain Hanson made decisions that resulted in loss of life. Lieutenant Dawn Lerner "dealt with" him and took over the leadership position.

After the food ran out, the survivors began to go on runs throughout the city to obtain food. Lerner refused to take in any other survivors, until Steven Edwards (a doctor) found a child with napalm burns. Dawn agreed to take the boy in and cure him, on the condition that, after recovering, he would work off his debt for the resources invested in keeping him alive by working at the hospital. This was the start of how the group set up a system to "rescue" survivors for treatment, only to, afterward, force them to do manual labor to keep the hospital running; they then trapped the survivors with debt by charging them for their upkeep, including food. However their rescue system wasn't above murder as when they encountered Noah they intentionally left his dad behind to die, so he couldn't be a threat later.

Dawn also turns a blind a eye to some of the officers, such as Gorman, who force female patients into sexual slavery, in an attempt to keep them protecting the hospital and following her orders.

Season 2

"What Lies Ahead"

The hospital can be seen in the background when Rick Grimes attempts to contact Morgan Jones via walkie-talkie before leaving Atlanta.

Season 5


The name of this episode comes from the old name of the area of town the hospital is built on.

The hospital is shown to be led by a policewoman named Dawn Lerner, who maintains a strict atmosphere for both officers and patients. The officers guarding the hospital seem to have retained the uniforms and weapons they were issued before the outbreak, although their behavior has changed since. Still, they appear to view themselves as legitimate authorities. Beth Greene is brought to this hospital after being separated from Daryl Dixon in rural Georgia.

Eventually, Beth and Noah, also a prisoner, formulate a plan to escape the hospital, but in the end Noah is the only one to escape. Shortly afterwards, an unconscious Carol Peletier is brought to the hospital.


One day after the events at the end of "Slabtown" Beth is still at the hospital. After trying unsuccessfully to intervene when one of the officers wants to switch off Carol's life-support she does succeed in getting her some treatment. Carol is still unconscious at the end of the episode.


Beth is seen organizing and tidying things up in Dawn's office, under supervision by Dawn who is in the background attempting to contact Officer Shepherd and Lamson about the gunfire, whilst exercising on a bike. They have a brief discussion about Hanson.

After the trade of Shepherd and Licari for Beth and Carol, Dawn demands Noah, which results in a heated dispute from both parties. Noah volunteers to stay which angers Beth, who then attempts to stab Dawn with a pair of scissors, only to be shot in the head by quick reflex from Dawn. After realizing the horrors of what she had done, Dawn mouths "No, I didn't mean to", but Daryl, in retaliation, pulls out a pistol and shoots Dawn in the head. After the other residents reject Rick's offer to leave with him, they part ways with Carol and Beth's corpse, intending to head to Virginia to return Noah to his home. The status of Grady is unknown after this but it can be presumed that given how long it has lasted, it is still active.


Grady Memorial is seen briefly when Sasha Williams has a flashback back to the corpse of Beth.





TV Series

Season 2

Season 5


  • Despite Grady Memorial Hospital's status being unknown, Amber Dawn Fox and Teri Wyble who portray Officer Bello and Officer Amanda Shepherd respectively, both believe they are still alive and the hospital is still functioning now that Dawn is gone.
    • This was later debunked by Gregory Nicotero who, during a live Q&A, revealed that all the Grady Memorial residents died at some point.
TV Series Locations
Season 1 Interstate 85Gas StationKing County, GeorgiaHarrison Memorial HospitalKing County ParkRick's NeighborhoodGrimes Family HomeDrake Family HomeKing County Sheriff's DepartmentSiggard Family FarmAtlanta Survivor CampAtlanta, GeorgiaAtlanta Department StoreAtlanta Construction SiteAtlanta Nursing HomeFort BenningCenter for Disease Control
Season 2 Atlanta, GeorgiaGrady Memorial HospitalFort BenningVehicle Jammed HighwaySouthern Baptist Church of Holy LightGreene Family FarmCranwall High SchoolKing County Elementary SchoolWiltshire EstatesDeserted TownsSteve's PharmacyHouseThe Carriage BarPhiladelphia, PennsylvaniaWashington, D.C.Mert County, GeorgiaMert County Department of Public WorksElders Mill Road
Season 3 HouseWest Georgia Correctional FacilitySportman's Deer CoolerWoodbury, GeorgiaGovernor's ApartmentWoodbury Community ClinicWoodbury Research FacilityNational Guard CampWoodbury Walker PitsWoodbury ArenaHermit's ShackVerlin's Feed & Seed Co.Daycare CenterRoadside StoresYellow Jacket CreekJacksonville, FloridaKing County, GeorgiaKing County CaféGrantville MillAbandoned MotelBig Jake's Bar and Grill
Season 4 West Georgia Correctional FacilityBig SpotClara's CampBig Tony's Express MartFort Valley State UniversityNeighborhoodNational Guard CampWoodbury, GeorgiaApartment BuildingRetirement HomeMartinez's CampFort BenningCabinForest CampJoe & Joe Jr.'s BBQ ShackNeighborhoodPine Vista Country ClubMoonshine ShackFuneral HomeHouseTerminusTrain TunnelGarage
Season 5 TerminusSt. Sarah's ChurchHunter's SchoolHouston, TexasWest Georgia Correctional FacilityNeighborhoodWhalen Law Firm LLPInterstate 85Atlanta, GeorgiaGrady Memorial HospitalAtlanta FEMA SiteShirewilt EstatesBarnWashington, D.C.Deserted TownsSupply RoomAlexandria Safe-ZoneVega Zeta Solar Distribution GroupWoodlands Mall Construction SiteDel Arno Foods
Season 6 Alexandria Safe-ZoneQuarryRendon Equipment SalesDeserted TownsEastman's CabinBurnt Out ForestA.A. Pattrick Fuel Co. DepotSunrise Auto InsuranceBridgeSorghum BarnGas StationBarnOffice BuildingHilltop ColonySatellite OutpostSlaughterhouse OutpostBullet Factory OutpostEdison Apothecary and BoutiqueViskocil Public Library
Season 7 Alexandria Safe-ZoneThe KingdomThe SanctuaryHilltop ColonyDeserted TownsOceanside Cabin Motor CourtBullet Factory OutpostHouseboatJunkyardDwight's HouseChilton High SchoolCar Lot
Season 8 Alexandria Safe-ZoneHilltop ColonyThe SanctuaryDeserted TownsGas StationPaze Industrial ResearchSatellite OutpostShephard Office PlazaSavior CompoundChemical Plant OutpostThe KingdomJunkyardOceanside Cabin Motor CourtCabinThe SwampLewis Medical SuppliesMama's Country Show ClubBullet Factory OutpostRoss' FarmAmbush FieldDwight's House
Season 9 Alexandria Safe-ZoneThe SanctuaryWashington, D.C.Smithsonian MuseumHilltop ColonyBridge CampPort CityHallowbrant Outreach RecoveryJunkyardHarrison Memorial HospitalAtlanta, GeorgiaGreene Family FarmThe KingdomDeserted TownsJed's CampDaryl's CampMagna's RigWater TowersFactoryPhiladelphia, PennsylvaniaBarnHilltop CabinCemeteryCovered BridgeExpress Yourself MenswearBaltimore, MarylandBaltimore ShelterCoalportJones SpringsRoyal CinemaWhisperers' CampApartment BuildingPurification PlantMilton Charles School for the GiftedAlpha's RavineThe Whisperer BorderAlpha's Barn
Season 10 Oceanside Cabin Motor CourtAlexandria Safe-ZoneThe Whisperer BorderSatellite Crash SiteAlpha's RavineSecond LivesWhisperers' CampDeserted TownsParking GarageThe Deeper PlaceBarnett AcademyCabinHilltop ColonyBus TerminalAlpha's BarnAlpha's CaveGas StationHilltop CabinNegan's Decoy ShedBloodsworth IslandSatellite OutpostWest Georgia Correctional FacilityGrand HotelThe TowerMid-Atlantic CityJuanita's ApartmentFleetwood Drive MinefieldBike GarageSouthern Train YardRendezvous Point BKnoxville CommunityBeach CabinParking LotBurned Down CabinDaryl's CampLeah's CabinMarketWater TowersWarehouseAmbush FieldValak's Viper BarSmith Family HomeReeton Healthcare Clinic
Season 11 Charleston, West VirginiaThe Commonwealth
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