A new medical director breaks the rules to heal the system at America's oldest public hospital.
Dr. Goodwin must disrupt the status quo and prove he will stop at nothing to breathe new life into this understaffed, underfunded and underappreciated hospital — the only one in the world capable of treating Ebola patients, prisoners from Rikers and the President of the United States under one roof — and return it to the glory that put it on the map.
Dr. Max Goodwin is still unmoored three months after a senseless tragedy befalls someone close to him, though his cancer has begun responding to treatment. Lauren learns to apply the lessons learned from substance abuse to physical therapy. Dr. Kapoor is forced to accept that the evolution of medicine and the mother of his future grandchild are not his to control, and never-ending friction gives way to détente between the Board of Trustees and the hospital staff.
When Dr. Max Goodwin took over New Amsterdam, he asked a simple, revolutionary question: “How can I help?” In season three, Max and his team face the daunting task of sustaining that optimism while dealing with a pandemic that exposed the gaping inequities in our health care. Max is no longer content to fix a broken system. He’s determined to tear it down and build something better.