People magazine's article from May 23, 1988, two days before "The Last One" aired.
Great bit of memorabilia from People magazine's online archive... "Good Night St. Elsewhere" describes the cast and crew's reactions after shooting the last episode. "The atmosphere on Stage Three of the MTM lot in Studio City matches the peculiar mood of this peculiar show: black humor and blue punch lines, heartaches and headaches, sentimentality spiked with sarcasm."
The author also describes the show's evolution from a Hill Street Blues copycat to "a sanctuary of literate scripts and idiosyncratic sensibilities--General Hospital as it might have been created by Woody Allen."