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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
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.



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 on the second floor in his honor.
  • Stone Cates Memorial AIDS Wing - In 1996, Sonny Corinthos donates 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 funds 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.
  • Jessie Brewer Wing - In 2014, Elizabeth Webber states that there is a wing named after late Nurse Jesse Brewer.



  • Feburary 1979, Dr. Steve Hardy was forced to place General Hospital under quarantine due to an outbreak of a rare and mysterious disease known as Lassa Fever. Audrey Hardy, Gail Baldwin, Rick Webber, Jeff Webber, Alan and Monica Quartermaine were among the hospital staff, employees and even visitors who were quarantined within the walls of the hospital for weeks. After weeks of exhaustive work, Dr. Hardy fell ill with the potentially-fatal disease. Flushed and weak, he continued to treat the sick patients before passing out. Shortly afterwards, a cure was formulated and everyone afflicted by the disease was restored to health.

  • June 1983, Dr. Monica Quartermaine tries to persuade a distraught Vince Larrick to allow heart surgery for his critically ill wife, Gertrude, who had a heart ailment that was left untreated. Monica performs the surgery and does her best but the Larrick’s waited too long as they did not listen to their doctors' advice in the past. Consequently Gertrude dies and her fanatic husband takes Monica, Nurse Bobbie Spencer and Brian Phillips hostage in the hospital cafeteria. In an attempt to grab the gun Brian is shot and Larrick agrees to have him released for surgery. Robert Scorpio later becomes a hostage when he tries to reason with Larrick but he too is shot after Luke Spencer botches a rescue attempt. Both Robert and Luke are eventually able to subdue Vince, when Luke rushes in on an operating gurney taking Larrick by surprise.
  • May 1987, A DVX hitman holds several hostages in the cafeteria threatening to unleash the deadly MOX-36 virus which would wipe out the entire town. Among the hostages were Duke Lavery, Felicia Jones, Sean Donely, Steve Hardy, Audrey Hardy, Alan Quartermaine, Amy Vining and Bobbie Spencer. Ultimately the hit man is taken down by Sean, Frisco Jones and the PCPD but not before Bobbie is stabbed with a syringe filled with the virus. An antidote was found, but Bobbie became temporarily paralyzed from the waist down.

  • October 1990, The president of Santo Moro, Commargo, arrives at GH after being poisoned in an assassination attempt. It is revealed that the president’s entourage lead by General Stark planned a mutiny to kill Commargo so Stark can take over the country. Stark maps out Commargo's death and has carbon monoxide switched with oxygen canisters for his surgery. Before the surgery, Stark attempts to get Commargo’s swiss bank account number but he is too weak to tell him. As Commargo cannot die until he gets it. Stark throws Commargo's private nurse under the bus and takes the entire eighth floor hostage which included Alan Quartermaine, Monica Quartermaine, Tony Jones, Anna Devane, Amy Vining and Tom Hardy. When the commargo regained consciousness Alan and Monica try to warn him about Stark but they're discovered and Monica is shot in the leg as a result. The Commargo is forced to surrender however when General Stark and his men attempt to escape they are thwarted by the PCPD led by Robert Scorpio with aid from an 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 steals five spheres of biotoxin from a government owned truck, planning to release into the atmosphere, killing millions. In an attempt to smuggle the spheres to their next destination Bragg swallows them and ends up at General Hospital for emergency surgery. During surgery Dr. Matt Hunter, accidently cuts one of the spheres open, releasing the toxin into the hospital air vents. As a result GH is quarantined. Among the poisoned people were Dr. Hunter, Elizabeth Webber, Monica Quartermaine, all of whom were in the surgical suite, Claudia Zacchara, Kate Howard and Tracy Quartermaine, who were attending a fundraiser in the board room. The incident caused the deaths of Earl Bragg, Dr. Andy Archer, and Nurse Leyla Mir. Just a few hours later, an oxygen leak occurred in the surgical suite, leading to an explosion which sets the hospital on fire. While GH is being evacuated Trevor Lansing attempts to escape with the remaining poison however during a struggle with Jason Morgan, he dies, after falling off the roof. 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.


  • 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 (2006)
  • 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.
  • The Nurses Station (2011)
  • The Nurses Station (2014)
  • The Hospital Elevators (2014)
  • Main Entrance
  • Main Directory
  • Alternate Entrance
  • General Hospital's Exterior in the Current Opening Credits.


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