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General Hospital - Upper New York State medical facility set  in the fictional town of Port Charles featured on the popular daytime soap opera GENERAL HOSPITAL/ABC/1963+ and GENERAL HOSPITAL: NIGHT SHIFT that aired July 12, 2007 on SOAPnet for a limited 13 episode run. 

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A floor-by-floor layout plan of General Hospital reveals the following levels and services:

  • Basement: Emergency Room, Lecture Hall, Morgue, Radiology, Storage and X-ray; (Mezzanine) Therapy Room
  • First Floor: Admissions, Boardroom, Book Storage, Cafeteria, Chapel, Library, Main Entrance, Medical Staff Lounge, and Records Room;
  • Cardiac Wing: Cardiac Intensive Care Unit;
  • Second Floor: Administration, Boardroom, Chief of Staff's Office, Clinics, Doctor's Offices, Examining Rooms, and Labs
  • Third Floor: Orthopedics
  • Fourth Floor: Newborn Intensive Care Unit, Nursery, Obstetrics, Pediatrics, Pediatrics ICU, and Tania Jones Day Care Center
  • Fifth Floor: Infectious Diseases, Gynecology and Urology
  • Sixth Floor: Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat
  • Seventh Floor: Co-ed Lounge, Internal Medicine and Pharmacy
  • Eighth Floor: Burn Ward, Neurosurgery, Psychiatric Ward, and Staff Psychiatrist Offices
  • Ninth Floor: Geriatrics and Physical Therapy
  • Tenth Floor: Intensive Care, Recovery Rooms, and Surgery; and (Roof Level) Heliport.

Over the past thirty years, (and 8000+ episodes) many characters have come and gone through the doors of this Port Charles, New York medical facility.

Initially, the employees at General Hospital included:

  • Dr. Steve Hardy (John Beradino/died in 1996), the Chief of Internal Medicine who occupied office No. 714
  • Competent Nurse Jessie Brewer (Emily McLaughlin/died in 1991). His close friend and confidante
  • Intern Phil Brewer (Roy Thinnes), Jessie's philandering husband who was murdered in 1974.

TRIVIA NOTE:  The hospital building regularly seen in the opening and closing credits of GENERAL HOSPITAL is actually the Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center located at 1200 N. State Street near intersections of Zonal Avenue and Marengo Street.

The town of Port Charles was also featured in the spin-off PORT CHARLES/ABC/1997-2003.

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