The lives and work of the staff of St. Eligius Hospital, an old and disrespected Boston teaching hospital.
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This hour-long dramatic series featured life at St. Eligius Hospital, headed by Drs. Donald Westphall and Daniel Auschlander. Every year, new residents would walk down the halls of St. Eligius; learning to deal with perfectionist Cardiovascular Surgeon Mark Craig was only the beginning of the way the hospital and its interesting patients would change their lives forever. Written by Phil Fernando

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26 October 1982 (USA)  »

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Chefarzt Dr. Westphall  »

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(137 episodes)

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Trivia

The facade for the hospital St Eligius is the Franklin House on East Newton Street in Boston. That building provides affordable for residents in the South End of Boston. From the early 1900s to the 1970s the building was the Franklin Square Hotel for Women. It provided apartments for young working women in Boston. For a few months after she graduated from Boston University in the early 1960s Faye Dunaway was a resident there. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Dr. Donald Westphall: Oh, boy.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits, they show the MTM kitten wearing a surgical mask and smock to match the show. In final episode, the MTM kitten is shown underneath the credits, hooked up to life-support. At the end of the credits, the kitten flatlines. See more »

Connections

Followed by Law & Order: LA (2010) See more »

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St. Elsewhere
by Dave Grusin
Opening Theme Song and Closing Theme Song
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St Elsewhere: Best of the Best
14 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

From my first attraction to its offbeat name, St. Elsewhere grabbed me like no other show I've ever seen! The characters were more real than most of the people I know! Many other quality shows have followed in its wake, but none quite seem to touch St E !!!

Named for St. Eligius (patron saint of the downtrodden), this fictitious hospital is staffed by a unique group of ultimately good people who really do want to help the sick and injured. The storyline contains many threads and themes and allows the viewer a uniquely compassionate and often humorous look at human foible seeping through attempted altruism, sometimes with better results than others.

A number of renowned actors either graced this show with appearances, while more regulars' careers were advanced through being on this show. All in all, well worth catching on syndication, wish I had a DVD library of all of the episodes!!!


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