The lives and work of the staff of St. Eligius Hospital, an old and disrespected Boston teaching hospital.
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Series cast summary:
...  Dr. Victor Ehrlich 137 episodes, 1982-1988
...  Dr. Mark Craig 137 episodes, 1982-1988
...  Dr. Wayne Fiscus 137 episodes, 1982-1988
...  Dr. Jack Morrison 137 episodes, 1982-1988
...  Nurse Helen Rosenthal 137 episodes, 1982-1988
...  Dr. Philip Chandler 137 episodes, 1982-1988
...  Dr. Daniel Auschlander 132 episodes, 1982-1988
...  Luther Hawkins 128 episodes, 1982-1988
...  Dr. Donald Westphall 121 episodes, 1982-1988
...  Dr. Elliot Axelrod 97 episodes, 1983-1988
...  Dr. Jacqueline Wade 86 episodes, 1982-1988
...  Ellen Craig 77 episodes, 1982-1988
...  Dr. Annie Cavanero 68 episodes, 1982-1985
...  Dr. Robert Caldwell 64 episodes, 1983-1987
...  Nurse Lucy Papandrao 62 episodes, 1982-1988
...  Dr. Peter White 55 episodes, 1982-1987
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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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Trivia

All of Ed Flanders's anger, combined with his drinking problems, and thereby, having an unprofessional relationships with his co-stars, had led to his firing on St. Elsewhere (1982), at the end of the fifth season, but came back for the first two episodes of the final season, and for the finale. See more »

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Dr. Mark Craig: "Premature is a relative term, Donald."
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Crazy Credits

In the final season, St. Eligius has been bought by Ecumena. In several episodes of the final season, the following message appears during the end credits: "ECUMENA is a fictional company that does not represent any actual company or corporation." See more »

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St Elsewhere: Best of the Best
14 October 2005 | by 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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