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.
Breaking the System Takes Care (season 2)
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Did You Know?
Some establishing shots and scenes with a few characters are filmed on weekends at Bellevue Hospital Center, the New York City hospital about which Dr. Eric Manheimer wrote his memoir, "Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital." Bellevue hospital reopened in 2013 after months of renovations following flood damage caused by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. The facility's iconic modern atrium encloses its original stone facade, including the archway emblazoned with the word "Administration" that's seen in the show. See more