The chronicle of the final voyage of the medical relief ship GSC Nightingale.
Paulina Grey, MD
An unflappable trauma surgeon, Dr. Grey is uncharacteristically warm and kind. She always has a smile ready for everyone. The only way to get on her bad side is to intentionally mistreat patients.
Marie Bauer, PhD, RN, CNM
Although she could assume a Doctor title, Marie Bauer will always prefer the moniker “Nurse Bauer.” She began her nursing career as a midwife, and has delivered over a thousand babies in her lifetime. As chief midwife on Ganymede Station, she developed a reputation for brusqueness but great success, and women sought her out for prenatal care despite her prickly bedside manner.
Victor Baranov, MD
A lifelong germophobe, Dr. Baranov turned his phobia into his profession when he decided to specialize in infectious disease. Never without his trusty bottle of hand sanitizer, Dr. Baranov exhibits OCD-like behaviors when it comes to germs. Ironically, he’s the faculty member who is sick the most often.
Natalie Delacroix, CRNA
Natalie is a nurse anesthetist, and she hasn’t done much to develop an effective bedside manner. Unapologetically crass, she is the faculty’s repository of dirty jokes and foul language. She’s developed a friendship with the ship’s First Mate that mostly revolves around alcohol and being mean to one another.
Athelstan George, RN, MSN
Athelstan is descended from Vikings, a lineage not hard to imagine if you’ve ever seen him. Tall, thick, and hairy, Athelstan resembles a grizzly bear in scrubs. Most people assume he spent his life as a prison nurse, and all of those people are surprised to learn that Athelstan’s only nursing station has been as a pediatric oncology nurse. When his youngest brother died from leukemia despite Athelstan’s best efforts, he took a position on the Nightingale to get away from constant reminders of his most profound failure.