Dr. Max Goodwin is brilliant, charming -- and the new medical director at America's oldest public hospital. While he's set on tearing down the bureaucracy to provide exceptional care, the doctors and staff are not so sure. They've heard this before, and no one else has delivered on those promises. Not taking "no" for an answer, Max disrupts the status quo and proves he will stop at nothing to breathe new life into this understaffed, underfunded and underappreciated hospital -- the only one in the world capable of treating Ebola patients, prisoners from Rikers Island and the president of the United States all under one roof -- and return it to the glory that put it on the map. Inspired by Bellevue in New York City.
Did You Know?
The hospital on which the show is based was founded in 1736. In 1811 the city purchased about six acres of the Kip's Bay Farm along the East River. Belle Vue Place, along one border, already contained a building - the first to bear the name of Belle Vue Hospital. Later the spelling was changed to Belleview. See more