Who was it that said that hospital managers should always respond to questions, comments and other concerns or inquiries openly with a smile and an accepting manner? Something about low-tech, maybe? Something about scarves? …I wish I could remember. Anyway, Stanford has this thing–this way they teach their staff to communicate with patients, families and other staff members. They call it C-I-CARE, and its process […]
Surprisingly, Stanford Hospital has no atrium. There’s just an entry way and…well, that’s it. You’d think they have something flashy, no? But, over the next several years a large construction project will change that. Pretty soon there will be a new hospital with a new image that patients will enjoy for many years to come.
And so it begins–my summer in California interning at Stanford Hospital. I chose to write a blog because I figure it’ll be the best way to capture my thoughts and impressions of Stanford and California. To tell you the truth, this entire stream-of-consciousness typing is not something that comes easily. On one level I feel like Doogie Howser. On another I feel like a self-absorbed, […]