This Surprising Fact About The Nurses' Stations On The Set Of General Hospital

For longtime "General Hospital" fans, the nurses' station is the hub of the show. It's certainly the hub of Port Charles General Hospital, the fictional upstate New York medical center the show is named for. After all, there is always something happening there. From extras milling around in the background looking like hospital personnel and sneak peeks at the nurses' station computer when a character is trying to learn something they shouldn't to all that high drama worthy of any soap opera, the nurses' station is the place to be.

Just recently, Co-Chief of Staff Britt Westbourne (Kelly Thiebaud) found Victor Cassadine (Charles Shaughnessy) taking a look to see who a sonogram picture might belong to in his quest to prove baby Bailey Quartermaine and baby Louise Jones — known as Weezy Faison in the social media world — were one in the same. It was also the spot where Nurse Elizabeth Webber (Rebecca Herbst) was read for filth years ago when her sister-in-law, Lulu Spencer (Julie Marie Berman), publicly revealed her affair with Nikolas Cassadine (then played by Tyler Christopher, now Marcus Coloma) to her colleagues. That said, you might be surprised to learn some little-known facts about this oh-so-familiar set.

A new way of looking at the 'General Hospital' nurses' station

First, while Port Charles General Hospital seems to have multiple nurses' stations with one on each floor, "General Hospital" really only has one nurses' station. Crew members just change out the numbers on those ever-present elevator doors that reveal what floor your favorite characters are on. And about those elevator doors? It turns out they don't even move on their own. The doors have to be manually pulled open and pushed closed every time one of your favorite characters pushes a button.

Then, there's the actual nurses' station itself, which looks just like you'd expect one to look in a real hospital, with computers, keyboards, clipboards, and containers full of pens for all those handwritten notes. It turns out the pens at the nurses' station are glued down so they don't get lost, according to R We There Yet Mom?.

So, the next time you see one of your favorite nurses like Felix Du Bois (Marc Anthony Samuel), Epiphany Johnson (Sonya Eddy), or Amy Driscoll (Risa Dorken) gossiping next to a cup full of pens or discussing an upcoming musical number for the Nurses' Ball, know that they just can't quickly grab one so those who run the "GH" set can keep track of every prop used that day.