On any given day, the nurses, doctors, and staff of Mercy Hospital are faced with decisions that will have lasting effects on the lives of their patients. The stories of Mercy come from real life nursing -- and the issues explored in the show reflect a spectrum of contemporary health issues.
To help the public better understand the implications and intricacies of the show's themes, this outreach page has been created with the assistance of the Hollywood Health and Society group at the University of Southern California's Annenberg Norman Lear Center. You will find links leading to external pages providing information on topics discussed and related to each week's episode.
Veronica is at odds with not only herself, but with Dr. Sands over a patient's treatment; elsewhere, Sonia's unique patients motivate her to take action in a romantic way. Veronica begins the difficult process of confronting her PTSD with her therapist. Although Sands is eager to move forward with their relationship, Veronica finds herself siding with Briggs against him in a dispute over a patient's treatment. Chloe and Harris team up to help a cute college football player with a potential brain injury and Angel butts heads with an eccentric ER patient. Meanwhile, Sonia cares for two hipsters after their hare-brained attempt to win a girl's heart lands them in the hospital, but their romantic gesture inspires her to make her own.