TV Series | TV-PG | | Drama
The lives and work of the staff of St. Eligius Hospital, an old and disrespected Boston teaching hospital.
St. Eligius (the name of the hospital in the show) is the patron saint of veterinarians, sick horses, metalsmiths and cabmen.
Dr. Mark Craig:
"Premature is a relative term, Donald."
Throughout the series, Dr. Daniel Auschlander suffers from late-stage Liver Cancer and yet he is seen repeatedly as drinking "very good" Scotch after hours with his staff in his office. Alcohol consumption only aggravates Liver Cancer and hastens death.
In the final season, St. Eligius has been bought by Ecumena. In several episodes of the final season, the following message appears during the end credits: "ECUMENA is a fictional company that does not represent any actual company or corporation."
The VHS "Best of St. Elsewhere" version of the final episode, "When the Fat Lady Sings," uses the standard surgical-mask MTM logo for the series, and not the flat-lining kitten logo.