In season three of Grey’s Anatomy, Miranda Bailey started The Clinic through Izzie’s inheritance of $8.7 million, but in recent years, the matter of the clinic has been.
Grey’s Anatomy is the longest-running medical drama on television. The series is currently on a mid-season break, as season 18 has aired its seventh episode in December 2021.
One of the forgotten details for new fans is the matter of the clinic, which was funded by Izzie (played by Katherine Heigl) during season three, supporting Miranda Bailey’s vision.
What is Grey’s Anatomy?
First premiering in 2005, Grey’s Anatomy is one of ABC’s most popular shows.
Created by acclaimed producer-writer and showrunner, Shonda Rhimes, the premise of the medical drama series is, “A drama centred on the personal and professional lives of five surgical interns and their supervisors.”
Ellen Pompeo plays the title character of Meredith Grey in the series
Grey’s Anatomy: When does Izzy start The Clinic?
Denny Duquette Memorial Clinic or The Clinic, was the brainchild of Dr Miranda Bailey.
During season three, Bailey looked to create a clinic independent of the ER to help with early detection of illnesses or diseases that a patient might have.
However, she did not have funding for the clinic, until then resident, Dr Izzie Stevens donated her $8.7 million inheritance to start the clinic by the end of season three.
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Who started The Clinic?
Dr Miranda Bailey is the one to have started the Denny Duquette Memorial Clinic. She named the clinic in honour of Dr Izzie Stevens’ late lover who left her the money to fund the clinic.
Izzie would briefly run The Clinic, until she was fired from Seattle Grace Memorial.
Where did Izzie get the inheritance money?
Izzie Stevens received the $8.7 million inheritance money from her lover and initial patient, Denny Duquette, who The Clinic is named after.
The two had a tragic but compelling love story, as Denny was destined to die and Izzie broke all the rules to try and keep him alive, almost risking her entire medical professional career.
What happened to The Clinic?
While The Clinic played a big part in season three and four of Grey’s Anatomy, the lives and times of the medical staff seem to have moved on as the seasons continued.
The writers of the series have also seemingly neglected The Clinic, phasing it out as it is not mentioned at all in the series.
Grey’s Anatomy has been running for over 17 years and is the longest running medical drama series in the history of television, meaning there is a lot of content to binge-watch.
Like season three and four, which featured the then innovative conception of creating a free clinic for early detection of sicknesses, funded by Izzie Stevens and created by Miranda Bailey.