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Chief Cardiologist at General Hospital Monica Quartermaine was an orphan;
the closest thing she had to a mother was Gail Adamson. Gail encouraged
Monica to become a doctor. Monica married Alan Quartermaine, joining his
dysfunctional family. She's had to deal with adultery, illegitimate
children, and hostile- corporate takeovers. She had a mastectomy while
battling breast cancer. Her husband died, and still remains the strong Dr. Quartermaine.
Monica has five children, including AJ Quartermaine, her son with Alan. She
raised Jason Morgan as her own, even though he was the product of Alanís
affair with Susan Moore. They adopted Emily Quartermaine, whose mother
died of breast cancer. She gave her daughter with David Langston, Dawn
Winthrop, up for adoption, and she and Alan adopted Skye Quartermaine, who
was thought to be Alanís daughter from a long-ago affair with Rae. Monica is
very devoted to her children and helps them at any cost.
Monica was a
champion to many; she got Dr. Pierce Dorman to confess that he was supplying
drugs to young people. She helped Alan get over his addiction to painkillers
when she could have turned her back on him. However, Monica has been known
to do whatís necessary to get what she wants, including blackmailing Leslie
to break up her engagement to Rick Webber. She also had affairs with Rick
Webber, Philippe, Sean Donnelly, and Pierce Dorman, and with
before finding out he was Alan's nephew. She married Alan twice, and she was
married to and divorced Jeff Webber.
As the matriarch of the Quartermaine family, Monica has faced so much
in her lifetime with poise, elegance and grace. She is a force to be
reckoned with, and for many, she is a woman of a compassion and
strength: Dr Monica Quartermaine wife, mother and friend.
really hasn't had much of a storyline in quite a few years. Alan died in
2007, and she grieved for him for a long time. She had more grief when Emily
was murdered not too long after. She blamed Jason and wouldn't let him come
to her funeral. Monica started drinking, and it interfered with her surgery.
She operated on Luke's heart but froze up in the middle of it and another
doctor had to step in. Tracy sued Monica, so Monica kicked Tracy and Luke
out of the mansion. Tracy blackmailed Monica after finding out that she hit
Sam with her car. Jason found out and Monica pleaded guilty, with
helping her. She was sentenced to rehab and community service.
to visit Monica in rehab to tell her that Michael, her grandson, had been
shot in the head and was in a coma. Later, Monica overcame her addiction and
returned to her position at GH. She was operating on a man named Earl Bragg
when a capsule was released in his body that contained a bio-toxin. Many
people died from it, but Monica was treated at Mercy Hospital and recovered.
Emily's unknown twin, Rebecca, applied for a job at the hospital. She and
Monica grew very close, especially when she had a breast cancer scare.
Although Rebecca was eventually revealed to be a liar (she knew about Emily
and had come to town to con her family out of her money), Monica stood by
her and even financed her future when she wanted to leave town.
hoped to spend more time with Michael when he was an intern at ELQ. She got
into a fight with Tracy, who accidentally let it slip that little Jake was
really Monica's grandson (he had been killed in a car accident). This
brought more pain to Monica.
Monica cared for Jason and lent sympathy to
Sam when Jason had a brain operation in 2012.
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