Set in Chicago, this medical drama deals with the personal and professional crises of the doctors in the emergency room at County General Hospital. From the exciting to the mundane, a day in the frantic hospital serves up many interesting dilemmas as well as heartrending choices for everyone on staff.
The medical drama series focuses on a group of doctors at a hospital in Seattle, including several who began their careers at the facility as interns. One of the doctors and the show's namesake, Meredith Grey, is the daughter of a famous surgeon. She struggles to maintain relationships with her colleagues, particularly the hospital's one-time chief of surgery, Richard Webber, due to a pre-existing relationship between them -- Webber and Meredith's mother had a personal relationship when Meredith was young.
That homespun title notwithstanding, this poignant new drama series is set in the high-stakes world of the organ donor and cardiac care business at St. Jude Tranplant Center, where organ transplant pioneer Dr. Nathaniel Grant routinely puts his career on the line and takes chances to save the lives of his patients. If anything, his ex-wife, Kate Armstrong, has an even harder job, working as an organ donor coordinator and trying to persuade grieving families on the fence to donate the organs of their departed loved ones. Grant's heroic style is not, needless to say, embraced by his mentor, Dr. Bart Jacobs, now administrator of the hospital, but he does get support from Dr. Thomas Jonas, who has returned to St. Jude 14 years after a fellowship with Grant. Also on staff: inexperienced Dr. Simon Griffith, nurse Jessica Kivala (Grant's girlfriend) and insightful nurse Mary Singletary.
Based on the award-winning documentary of the same name, this medical drama follows the staff members in the nation's busiest emergency room as they cope with a staggering influx of patients, which can outweigh their limited resources, resulting in a condition known as code black. Residency Director Dr. Leanne Rorish -- who is known for her success with high-risk procedures in the trauma area -- leads residents Malaya and Angus, among others. Senior nurse Jesse Sallander manages the residents and serves as Leanne's confidant, with doctors Rollie Guthrie, Will Campbell and Heather Pinkney rounding out the group. Together, the doctors and nurses race to save lives in an overwhelmed system.
The city's most highly skilled medical team saves lives, while navigating their unique interpersonal relationships. The Gaffney Chicago Medical Center's elite team of dedicated doctors, nurses and staff face challenges each day as they do what it takes to treat their patients, sometimes in surprisingly inventive ways. As the city's last line of defense, Doctors Charles, Reese, Halstead, Rhodes, Choi, and Manning; Nurses Sexton and Lockwood; and hospital administrator Sharon Goodwin embody the heart of Dick Wolf's triad of Chicago series.
A night-shift doctor at San Antonio Memorial, T.C. Callahan struggles to find the balance between saving lives and the hard reality of running a hospital. Joining him as he faces the sometimes dangerous task of running the emergency room are his best friend -- who often shoulders the unenviable job of keeping T.C. out of trouble -- former Army medic, Drew; lead physician -- and T.C.'s ex-girlfriend -- Jordan; and surgical resident, Paul. The rigors of the job may expose some personal weaknesses, but their shared drive to save their patients bonds them together in a tight-knit group.
Conrad Hawkins is one of Chastain Park Memorial Hospital's best doctors. Charming and arrogant, Conrad likes to take an unconventional approach whenever possible and believes it's his personal duty to shatter the romantic illusions of the first-year residents. Dr. Devon Pravesh is an innocent idealist who leans on his finely tuned moral compass, but with Conrad's help, he begins to realize that the practice of medicine is a business, like any other, with less-than-angelic patients and fallible doctors.
Young Silicon Valley billionaire James Bell is not one to sit idle and wait for things to happen, so building state-of-the-art Bunker Hill Hospital is the natural progression for his interest in treating rare medical conditions. His Chief of Staff Dr. Walter Wallace, a surgeon with a controversial past, leads a team of trailblazers that includes physician Zoe Brock, neurosurgeon Talaikha Channarayapatra, neurologist Scott Strauss, Malik Verlaine -- a former gang member who now dedicates his time to monitoring health in poor neighborhoods -- and 3-D printer programming expert Angie Cheng.