In recognition of County General's 100th anniversary, the hospital makes plans to honor its oldest living patient, Ruth Johnson, who was born at the hospital 100 years ago. The new ER chief, Dr. Lee, assigns a reluctant Dr. Carter the task of entertaining Ruth and 20 members of her family. Carter soon learns that hosting the guest of honor is more than he bargained for. When Hathaway befriends a young boy whose best friend has been shot and killed, she learns the shocking truth behind the incident. Dr. Ross continues to probe Dr. Greene for details of a possible new romance. Dr. Corday faces the hospital board for the investigation into the accidental overdose she administered to a patient. Dr. Benton observes a cochlear implant operation which causes him to have second thoughts about the same procedure for his son.
Episode number: 5x9 Production Number: 467559 Airdate: Thursday December 10th, 1998