Saturday, March 15, 2014

Hospital CEO Comes to Call

If you have been reading my blog for a long time, you know that I am not a fan of hospitals. And I am highly critical of hospital cleanliness. Since, as far as I am concerned, that does not exist in most hospitals around here.

Recently my mom had an "opportunity" to spend the night in a local hospital for observation of her heart. It was a routine check-up overnight visit, and I was the chauffeur. Getting her settled in for the night and the tests went smoothly, although at 4:00 PM everyone from reception to housekeeping was ready to go home for the day. The lights were actually turned off in admissions. And an aide let us know that we were delaying her leaving early.

But in general, all went well. As usual, no one gets any rest in the hospital, and my mom was ready to go home when I arrived to check on her at 9:15 the next morning. Then sometime between 9:30 and 10:00 AM the hospital CEO and the head administrator/ nurse stopped in my mom's room to see how everything was going.

There was my chance! My big chance to complain about the condition of the floors, the toilet, the sink, the bed, the everything to the CEO!

But, there were no complaints. Job well done, B.M. Hospital!

 (As for the staff turning off the lights at 4:00 PM, I should be used to that. When I taught at a local high school six years ago, it was not unusual for the teachers to be in their cars ready to drive away before the school buses were loaded with students.)


Anonymous said...

When the hubs was in hospital (almost two years ago now) the floor in his room was so dirty your shoes made little sticky icky noises when you walked across it...yet they were concerned that I wear gown/gloves and shoe covers so I wouln't bring any germs in with me.

JoKnows said...

I'm glad the tests went smoothly and I hope your mom is well. I worry about germs at hospitals too.

I have to say that my husband teaches high school and he rarely leaves work early. He usually stays late and he often goes in early in the morning to volunteer coach basketball too. :)

NanaDiana said...

Glad your Mom's tests went okay. Hospitals are usually not a great experience for most people. xo Diana

A Quiet Corner said...

Happy to hear all is and went well for you and your mother!!!...:)JP