• Storms Worth Remembering

    Posted on July 21st, 2009

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    Clarity

    Clarity    Donna Weise was the Chief of Pathology, one of the youngest in the country, a magna cum laude graduate of St. Louis University and the Medical School at University of Missouri, a Phi Beta Kappa.  That is quite the curriculum vitae and I wondered how much brainpower, perseverance and money it had taken […]

  • Storms Worth Remembering

    Posted on July 7th, 2009

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    Last Train to Paradise

    There was a tragic storm in the Florida Keys in 1935 that caused enormous loss of life and total destruction of much of Monroe County.  I highly recommend a fascinating book on the subject called Last Train to Paradise: Henry Flagler and the Spectacular Rise and Fall of the Railroad that Crossed an Ocean by […]

  • Storms Worth Remembering

    Posted on June 30th, 2009

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    Hospitality

    Hospitality It is critical that a hospital remain a hospital during a crisis. A real hospital, not a warehouse, or a school gymnasium, or any other vacant space that converts to a general shelter. For better or worse, people see the hospital as a general community resource.  We tacitly encourage this thinking, after all, think […]

  • Storms Worth Remembering

    Posted on June 19th, 2009

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    Outliners

    Outliers You think you know people.  We work with each other everyday, sometimes for years or even decades.  So what happens to us when we are put under pressure, sometimes extreme pressure?  For the most part I think people act in a way that is reflective of the way we see them everyday…..but not always.  There […]

  • Storms Worth Remembering

    Posted on June 11th, 2009

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    Great Expectations

    Great Expectations When a storm approaches, there are certain people, outside of the normal acute care patients, who are allowed to stay in the hospital until the danger passes. Primarily these are patients who have respiratory issues and expectant moms. The moms are allocated space that frequently doesn’t meet their expectations. This is partly our […]

  • Storms Worth Remembering

    Posted on June 5th, 2009

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    Wishing on a Hurricane

    Wishing on a Hurricane

    Wishing on a Hurricane When I first came to Miami, to be perfectly honest with you, I used to secretly wish for a hurricane. It seemed exciting and none of these locals seemed to be worried about it in the least. People had hurricane parties and preparations amounted to putting a big paper tape X […]

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