Over the past nine seasons on Grey’s Anatomy, Seattle Grace has seen some significant changes — a major merger, a new name, new docs, a new Chief — and Season 9, Episode 17: "Transplant Wasteland" was no exception as Jackson proposed Seattle Grace-Mercy West change its name to Grey Sloan Memorial. Cue the tears.
 
The deaths of Lexie Grey and Mark Sloan are still sensitive subjects for Grey’s fans. (We’re still not over it.) So when Jackson proposed changing the name of the hospital to Grey Sloan Memorial we were pleasantly surprised. Now, this is a change we can get behind!

It’s a beautiful tribute to Mark and Lexie, and it makes sense that a hospital run by doctors should be named after doctors. (We’d like to see it amended to Grey Sloan O’Malley Memorial.)

However, we have to admit the idea of Seattle Grace no longer being Seattle Grace is a bit of a shock. It's a big change to the hospital at the heart of this show change its name, and it marks a huge change for the show itself. Jackson is now the boss, Meredith is now a mother, Alex is no longer a man whore, and April is no longer a virgin. Did we mention there’s a new crop of interns running around the hospital?

Seattle Grace is no longer Seattle Grace — and Grey’s Anatomy is no longer the Grey’s Anatomy we once knew. And that’s OK. Sometimes, change is a good thing.