ABC honors General Hospital in a very special way

Posted Thursday, May 16, 2024 8:32:01 AM
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Your favorite stars were on hand for a big General Hospital occasion.

General Hospital marked a major milestone in 2023 when it celebrated 60 years on the air, a remarkable feat for any television program to achieve. The 60th anniversary also made GH the longest-running scripted drama in production.

ABC paid tribute to the soap at the start of this year with a primetime special called General Hospital: 60 Years of Stars & Storytelling. Now, the network has honored the soap once again by dedicating its longtime soundstage.

On Friday, May 10, Studio 4 got a brand-new name when it was re-dubbed "The General Hospital Stage." The network presented the soap with a plaque reading, "In honor of the iconic television drama's historic 60th anniversary."

M.K. WEIR (PRODUCER), FRANK VALENTINI (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER), MICHELLE HENRY (PRODUCER), JENNIFER WHITTAKER-BROGDON (PRODUCER), CHERIE WALL, JEFFREY SIERKS GH turned the day into a photo op moment with cast photos taken at the hospital's tenth floor nurses' station, often known as "the Hub." After all, it's where much of the hospital action takes place, as doctors and nurses gather to gossip, and of course, help treat patients.

Stars also smiled for some candid shots as snaps from the day include Evan Hofer (Dex Heller) with a sweet treat in the shape of the number 60. You can also see Laura Wright (Carly Spencer) and Kelly Monaco (Sam McCall) in what appears to be Finn's apartment, as well as some of the soap's kids, including Jophielle Love (Violet Finn) and Lily Fisher (Georgie Spinelli).

There is also a very special photo with John J. York posing with costumer Alice Volonino, the namesake of the Port Charles gym. May 10 was also the day that GH took to social media to spread the news that York had returned to the set after undergoing a stem cell transplant to treat blood cancer late last year.

Do you think naming a stage for the soap bodes well for its future? What are your favorite General Hospital memories? We want to hear from you -- so drop your comments in the Comments section below, tweet about it on Twitter, share it on Facebook, or chat about it on our Message Boards.

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