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General Hospital
General Hospital as seen in 1991 closing credits
General Hospital as seen in the former closing credits.
General Hospital
Genre Soap opera
Created by Frank and Doris Hursley
Information
Type Hospital
Nickname(s) GH
Source(s) General Hospital
Robin's Diary
Port Charles
General Hospital: Night Shift
The Secret Life of Damian Spinelli
Address 6065 Central Avenue
Port Charles, New York

General Hospital is the primary hospital in Port Charles, New York. It is the employer for many Port Charles residents and is the hospital of choice for most residents for any health concern.

Current staffEdit

For a complete list of personnel, both current and former, see the General Hospital section on the Port Charles page.

DoctorsEdit

NursesEdit

Other personnelEdit

Special locationsEdit

  • Tania Jones Memorial Daycare Center, In 1987, Bobbie Spencer and Felicia Scorpio-Jones are given permission to fund a daycare center on the fourth floor, in honor of hit and run victim Tania Jones who came up with the idea shortly before her death.
  • Dominique Baldwin Pediatric AIDS Center, After his wife's death in 1993, Scott Baldwin donates some of his inheritance money to assist in funding GH's Pediatric AIDS Center in her name.
  • Steve Hardy Memorial Library, After Dr. Hardy's death in 1996, General Hospital dedicates a Memorial Library in his honor.
  • Stone Cates Memorial AIDS Wing, In 1996, Sonny Corinthos donated the money inherited to him from his late wife, to fund an entire aids wing in honor of his friend who died from the disease.
  • Michael Corinthos III Pediatric Head Trauma Center, In 2009, Carly Jacks funded the Michael Corinthos III Pediatric Head Trauma unit on the fourth floor, in honor of her son Michael who was put into a coma after being shot in the head.

HistoryEdit

СrisesEdit

  • October 1990, After an assassination attempt, El Presidente from Santo Moro arrives at General Hospital. Later, the president's entourage, led by aide and head terrorist General Stark form a mutiny to steal the Presidente's bank account number. The terrorist seized control of the eighth floor and together held Alan Quartermaine, Monica Quartermaine, Tony Jones, Anna Devane, Amy Vining and Tom Hardy collectively hostage. General Stark and his men were later thwarted by the PCPD led by Robert Scorpio with aid from ex-marine Colton Shore.
  • August 1997, Greg Cooper, a former applicant as an intern who was turned down by the hospital board takes several interns including Karen Wexler, hostage on the sixth floor and severly injures Nurse Audrey Hardy. Audrey's life was later saved by emergency surgery from intern Joe Scanlon, who used a power drill to relieve the pressure in Audrey's head.

  • February 2006, When Luke Spencer returned from the Markham Islands carrying a deadly mutant strain of encephalitis, the virus quickly spreads through out Port Charles forcing the hospital to be quarantined. Several fatalities occur which include Dr. Tony Jones, Courtney Matthews, and Danny McCall. After a month of quarantine, a cure was discovered and delivered to GH by Jason Morgan and Carly Corinthos.
  • October 2007, Two rival street gangs bring their turf war into the hospital resulting in a deadly shootout in the Emergency Room. Dr. Leo Julian is injured and student nurse Jolene Crowell is left in a coma.
  • January 2008, A man named Joe Smith straps a bomb to himself and takes the Emergency Room hostage, threatening to detonate unless his wife is given medical attention for her pregnancy. The Smiths had been turned away hours earlier after being told the hospital did not accept their insurance. Among some of the hostages were Jason Morgan, Elizabeth Webber, Jake Spencer, Epiphany Johnson, Edward and Monica Quartermaine. The bomb turned out to be fake.
  • October 2008, When a member of a white supremacy clan is found dead, after being thrown out of GH by Dr. Patrick Drake. The clan retaliates by planting two bombs in the hospital parking lot. One explosion leaves Dr. Saira Batra and several patients injured, while Dr. Drake manages to disable the second bomb with aid from Jagger Cates.
  • In January 2009, A terrorist named Earl Bragg swallows five spheres of biotoxin for reasons unknown, and arrives for emergency surgery at GH. Dr. Matt Hunter the attendenting surgeon ends up cutting one of the spheres open, releasing the biotoxin into the air and as a result GH is quarantined. Just a few hours later, an oxygen leak occurred in the surgical suite causing an explosion to tear through the hospital, leading to a subsequent fire and collapse. Among the hurt and poisoned people were Claudia Zacchara, Kate Howard, Sam McCall, Tracy Quartermaine and many doctors and nurses inculding Elizabeth Webber and Monica Quartermaine. The outbreak causes the deaths of Dr. Andy Archer, Leyla Mir, Trevor Lansing, and Earl Bragg. General Hospital is later remodeled, using money donated from the Quartermaine and Cassadine families and reopens after a four month vacancy.
  • September 2009, While a carnival visits in the GH parking lot as a charity for the Michael Corinthos III Foundation. A poisoned Edward Quartermaine suffers a massive heart attack, causing him to lose control of his car crashing it into the crowd, killing Andrea Floyd who ironically was responsable for poisoning Edward herself. Among the other injured were Dante Falconeri, Max Giambetti, Kristina Corinthos-Davis, and Jake Spencer.

GalleryEdit

  • The Original 7th Floor Nurses Station (1963).
  • General Hospital as seen in the former Opening and Closing Credits.
  • The Nurses Station (1981).
  • The Nurses Station (1982).
  • General Hospital seen in the "Faces of the Heart" Opening Credits.
  • The East Wing of the hospital which was the basics of the spinoff Port Charles. (1997)
  • GH recieved an updated interior and nurses station in 1997.
  • The Nurses Station with minor updates. (2006)
  • General Hospital's Main Entrance
  • GH seen in the Port Charles Skyline
  • Main Entrance and Emergency Room
  • (GH NightShift).
  • (GH NightShift).
  • (GH NightShift).
  • (GH NightShift).
  • The hospital interior is completely remodeled following a fire in 2009.
  • Main Directory
  • The Nurses Station (2014).
  • Main Entrance
  • Alternate Entrance
  • General Hospital's Exterior in the Current Opening Credits.

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