Sunday, October 14, 2007


Occasionally patients will feel inclined to write to us after their hospitalization and send us a thank you card for taking care of them. I received one recently from a feisty 82-year old man who was finally discharged home after spending several weeks recovering from his emergent operation as a result of a bad car accident. He went on to thank us for how pleasant everybody was and how grateful he is... a typical thank you card. But there was one completely unexpected line he wrote in the card:

It's too bad the hospital coffee tastes like bear piss.

I could not agree more.