A controlling millionaire publisher gives the hospital a large donation in exchange for Gonzo watching over his daughter who has a rare blood disorder that needs round-the-clock care and is smitten with Dr. Gates. Trapper must find a replacement for Starch who has gotten married and retired.
When Gonzo learns that an old classmate has put her health and sanity at risk by following a strict diet which encourages the use of diuretics, he goes after the well-respected doctor who founded the diet.
Trapper and Gonzo go on a trip to a cabin which becomes an adventure when an earthquake hits and the woman staying at the cabin needs serious medical care. At the hospital, Riverside leads the evacuation when the earthquake hits.
Members of the staff are baffled when a Vietnamese woman, who had initially refused surgery, is mysteriously operated on overnight without anyone seeing it. Trapper recognizes a politician who checks in under a false name and is brought in by a younger woman that is not his wife.
There is plenty of excitement at the hospital for the opening of the day care center. However, the excitement is short-lived when a child is injured in a fall and it is found out that the day care director was once in a mental institution.