Karen: Max, I want to see how much damage you can do.
Max: Challenge accepted.

Today, I want you to turn this epidemic around.


Max: I don't think I can do this.
Alice: I don't think I can do it either.

Todd: I threw it away.
Max: What?
Todd: Your budget. I threw it away.
Max: Why?
Todd: I knew you'd come up with something.

What we need isn't less programs, but more patients.


Lauren: So, you win What do you want mom?
Mrs. Bloom: Dinner.

Cephas: How are you going to fix the world?
Iggy: I'm not. I can't. But I can help you process, because if we can name it, we can treat it.

Iggy: Why wouldn't the librarian let you take out those books.
Cephas: Because of the color of my skin.

Helen: Iggy, I love you, and I mean this in the best possible way.
Iggy: Uh-oh.
Helen: Forget about saving the world, and try to focus on saving our patient because no one else is going to.

Glad I was at lunch for that one.


Even here in this progressive hospital, I have to deal with microaggressions every day. From people who mean well. From people who should know better.


I really thought I shielded him from everything that I had to deal with.


New Amsterdam Quotes

My sister Luna and I were born here in New Amsterdam, and eight years later, Luna died here. Hospital-acquired infection. Entirely preventable.


Max: Unlike the previous medical director, I actually expect you to practice medicine at this hospital because I don't know, that's your job.
Helen: You're funny.
Max: You said that.
Helen: I'll tell you what, I'll continue giving speeches all over the world because you can't afford the type of publicity I give this hospital. And I'll continue my on-air appearances with Ellen, Oprah, and anyone else powerful enough to go by one name because someone has to remind New York that even though New Amsterdam is an underfunded public hospital, we can still go toe-to-toe with the privates from basic care to state of the art procedures. I will be back next week with lunch at the Tavern. My treat.