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    Gunco Member John Henry's Avatar
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    .... This will make sense to you !

    A woman called a local hospital . . . .

    "Hello. Could you connect me to the person who gives information about
    patients. I'd like to find out if a patient is getting better, doing as expected, or getting worse."

    The voice on the other end said, "What is the patient's name and room

    "Sarah Finkel, Room 302."
    "I'll connect you with the nursing station . . . . "

    "3-A Nursing Station. How can I help You?"

    "I'd like to know the condition of Sarah Finkel in Room 302."

    "Just a moment. Let me look at her records. Mrs. Finkel is doing very
    well. In fact, she's had two full meals, her blood pressure is fine, she is
    to be taken off the heart monitor in a couple of hours and, if she continues this improvement, Dr. Cohen is going to send her home Tuesday at noon."

    The woman said, "What a relief! Oh, that's fantastic . . . that's
    wonderful news!"

    The nurse said, "From your enthusiasm, I take it you are a close
    family member or a very close friend!"

    "Neither! I AM Sarah Finkel in 302! Nobody here tells me shit."

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    No Rest For The Wicked wickedmedic's Avatar
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    Nowadays, you wouldn't get any information over the phone. HIPAA had taken care of that. The hospitals around here assign everyone a pin number. The number has to be given to the nurse before any info is given out.

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