Cleo diagnoses a bratty little girl with food poisoning and is shocked when she reappears with more severe symptoms. An annoyed Dr. Greene tries to help his father sort out his insurance problems via long-distance phone calls when the old man runs his car into a tree, while Greene and the likable Dr. Malucci treat a skydiving victim and a distraught teenager who tried to hang himself. Dr. Lawrence -- always ready with an opinion on any case -- argues with the nurses over his prescribed medication for another skydiving patient. Dr. Carter arranges to see recovering patient Elaine Nichols again. A sympathetic Hathaway coaxes a pregnant but uninsured waitress to come to the ER for an exam. As chief of staff, Dr. Romano orders Dr. Corday to do his dirty work and is not happy with an unflattering, tabloid-like newspaper story about one chaotic day in the life of the hospital's ER.
Episode number: 6x4 Production Number: 225454 Airdate: Thursday October 21st, 1999