In the premiere of this eight-part documentary series about the staffs and patients at three Boston hospitals, Maria Troulis is an Oral Maxillofacial surgeon who reconstructs the faces of people who have had traumatic injuries. These include a soldier returning from war, an NFL football player, and in this episode, a police officer shot in the line of duty. ABC cameras are there when the officer and his family arrive at the Mass General ER. Pina Patel is in her fourth and last year of an Emergency Medicine residency. A graduate of Ohio State, she struggles to gain ...
A woman is told that her baby has a heart defect and will need to undergo risky surgery as soon as he is delivered; A man is treated for mesothelioma; A woman in cardiac arrest who is resuscitated is later found to have a DNR order; A college student is admitted after overdosing on alcohol; An 18-year-old with asthma is admitted in cardiac arrest.
A child critically injured by a car that has jumped a curb is admitted; A doctor is suspicious of a woman asking for painkillers; A man is treated for a nasal cavity cancer; A combative homeless person has to be subdued by security; A 55-year-old biker is admitted after he t-bones a car that had cut him off; A 26-year-old woman is admitted for an appendectomy;
A middle-aged woman has been in a car accident; A 49-year-old woman with a history of alcohol and heroin abuse is admitted while high; A 39-year-old woman who is 27 weeks pregnant is shot in the chest; A heart transplant patient suffering from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy awaits news of a possible donor heart; An elderly man falls going up an escalator.
A six-year-old girl is admitted after she collapses at school; Surgeons attempt to raise the priority of a heart transplant candidate whose condition is worsening; A 34-year-old man is brought in seizing; A doctor receives an accidental needle stick from a patient with hepatitis; A man stabs a knife into his hand opening a CD package.
A young man has fallen 15 feet off a ladder while working on a roof; A newborn with a heart defect is admitted; A woman needs an aortic valve replaced; A woman six months pregnant is experiencing placenta previa.
A patient who has been flown in is coding as he is unloaded from the chopper; A firefighter is treated for colon cancer; A four-year-old girl is flown in with blood on her brain; A patient is suspected of having gallstones; A 21-year-old who had given birth ten days earlier comes back in after she has had complications with her sutures.