A powerful dramatic series about the life-and-death crisis and the intense personal conflicts faced by the doctors, students and patients of a large university medical complex.
The hour-long series stars Chad Everett as Dr. Joseph Gannon and James Daly as Dr. Paul G. Lochner. Joe Gannon(Chad Everett) is a 32-year-old associate professor of surgery at the university "Medical Center"—young enough to have empathy with many of his students who, on both a personal and professional level are sometimes at odds with the establishment.
Dr. Gannon serves not only as a hard-line instructor in a profession that allows no margin for error but also acts as counselor and emotional sounding board for students making the often painful transition from youth to maturity. Dr. Paul Lochner (James Daly)— medical center chief of staff and the older of the two men—has the responsibility of maintaining the high standards of a skillful physician, an aggressive executive and a successful diplomat. By the second season, Dr Gannon was promoted to Director of the Intern Service, a job suited for a professional able to relate with interns. Around these two medics, there are several doctors and nurses who work alongside and specially Miss Wilcox, the efficient secretary.
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Three doctors try to operate a community hospital in a tough ghetto district. A much-needed clinic is threatened with closure because the doctors refuse to turn wounded street fighters over to the police.
Scott Hylands, Philip M. Thomas, William Redfield and Mary McCarty head the guest cast in this episode of "Medical Center". Hylands, Thomas and Redfield play owner-doctors of a San Francisco clinic, named Angel's Nest, which exists mostly through their dedication and the loyalty of their nurse, played by Miss McCarty. William Windom, Pepe Serna, Kim Richards, Percy Rodrigues and Eugene Roche also guest star in the teleplay directed by Gene Reynolds from a script by James Henerson.
The future of Angel's Nest is in doubt after a vengeful police officer places it off-limits for ambulance service due to its doctors' practice of ministering to patients rather than seeking justice for them. A bizzare solution to a gang war reinstates the clinic to the law's good graces.
Recaps3x3: The Imposter recap
: A small plane crash near a paint factory results in emergency conditions which are too much for doctor Yarman (Forrest Tucker) to handle. So the patients have to be taken to MEDICAL CENTER many miles away. And that's too bad, because eventually Yarman has must go into the operating room to take care of Joy Bang, who plays Peggy, a girl he thinks of as a daughter. And the truth, which Tucker has confessed to wife Carla (Kim Hunter), is that this kindly, excellent medical man has no degree. Jayne Meadows makes one of her semi-regular appearances as Nurse Chambers. Dr Gannon must turn Yarman in to the authorities even though he idolized the quack since his teens. Guest Forrest Tucker plays a country doctor who has built a successful practice with no formal medical training and lives in fear of being discovered. Kim Hunter also appears in a guest role. Doc Yarman (Tucker) reluctantly reveals his secret to his stunned wife (Miss Hunter) but refuses her demand that he tell Dr. Joe Gannon he cannot legally perform surgery on a young patient (Joy Bang)... read more.