Claire Thorpe was Chastain Park Memorial Hospital's CEO (Chief Executive Officer). She is portrayed by Merrin Dungey.


Claire Thorpe is a tough, pragmatic businesswoman, not a physician, solely focused on the financial health of the hospital she oversees. [1]

Season One

And The Nurses Get Screwed

Lane Hunter and Randolph Bell are able to convince the hospital board to fire Claire after framing her over a patient catching fire, suggesting that she cared more about money than saving patients lives because she never replaced an old machine that was used in the surgery. As a result, Bell takes over as CEO.




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