1st Choice Credit Union was founded in 1946 to serve employees of Grady Hospital. Initially, it was named Hospital Authority Credit Union. The organization’s name was changed to 1st Choice Credit Union in 1991. 1st Choice Credit Union is a NCUA insured and CDFI credit union, headquartered on Atlanta’s historic Auburn Avenue. The credit union is a community-focused organization, owned and operated by its 9,000 members.