surgeon Daniel Tower
is all about the heart. The first thing he’s going to do in
his position as new head of Portland General Hospital is oversee
the construction of the new cardiac wing. He wants impressive, gleaming,
Maxine McBain—Max, to her friends—is distinctly unthrilled
with the good doctor’s plans, and she’s not shy about
telling him so. For the past ten years she’s been working
her way up the professional ladder. The cardiac wing is the first
project of her very own and she intends to prove herself with it.
much as Max wants to wow her bosses, though, she knows that a hospital
needs to serve its patients and patrons. They don't want a building
that looks like a swank Manhattan office atrium, they want a place
that feels comforting, human scaled.
and Daniel butt heads from the beginning—and somewhere along
the line, they trade hearts.