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Haleh Adams is a recurring character in ER, and is an ER nurse at County General. She is portrayed by Yvette Freeman.

She is one of only six characters to appear in every season of the series. Her appearances were less frequent in the 1997–1998 and 1998–1999 seasons (due to Yvette Freeman appearing in the sitcom "Working").


Haleh is a confident and skilled nurse, who at times displays a motherly disposition to the staff.

When Dr. Ray Barnett protests angrily at Haleh being allowed to evaluate him to Dr. Susan Lewis, Lewis sharply tells him, "Haleh has been here longer than anyone-she knows what she's talking about."

Not one to be taken for granted or put upon, Haleh stands up for herself and often makes her point with a sharp sardonic wit. She has also sung at both Christmas and Halloween parties in the ER.

In her 35 years at County, she has been Nurse Manager twice over her 35 years at County: in 1997 when Carol Hathaway was home following her suspension from the ER, and between 2000 and 2002.

She has been fired for short periods twice: once during "Finders Keepers", she was fired for a few hours by chief of the Emergency Room, Dr. Robert Romano, but returned when Romano learned that nurses had lots of syndicates to protect them, and another time in season 12, when the new chief nurse Eve Peyton made Samantha Taggart fire Haleh, however she was later rehired when an airplane exploded over the city shortly after takeoff and County was seriously short on nurses. Sam called her back in while Eve was away, and Eve told her that it was a good move.