Posts Tagged ‘nurse’

Emergency Room Equation, Western Addition: “Think Positive = Feel Positive”

Monday, February 24th, 2014

A fresco in big pink letters right above the small, medium, large rubber gloves and the machine that goes ping:

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It really makes you think.

The flight nurse attends me
But I can’t wait to see the doctor
Be smart shrink the world?
But I can’t wait to see the doctor

Marketing the Best-Named Website Ever: JesusGotMyBack.com – A Memorable Bumper Sticker

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

OrShouldISayWindowSticker.com?

AsSeenNearAnAreaHospital.com:

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Selfish, Petty-Bourgeois, White, Property-Owning NIMBY Millionaires Oppose Nifty New Potrero Hill Kaiser

Friday, December 7th, 2012

Hey look, Kaiser Permanente is coming to Potrero Hill.

But some people are highly upset:

Selfish,*

YEP. Pretty much.

Petty-Bourgeois,

YEP

White,

YEP. I’d be surprised if they weren’t.

Property-Owning,

YEP. Obsessed with real estate they are, my precious.

NIMBY

YEP. “Oh yes, Kommandant  we totally support your mission of expanding your concentration and extermination camps, but couldn’t you select a more “appropriate” site, perhaps in East Auschwitz, or maybe even Auschwitz Annex? As the saying goes, property values uber alles.”

Millionaires

YEP. “Well, I’M not a millionaire, ” they lie.

Sorry, little nursey, your kind just isn’t welcome on “The Hill.”

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And hey, where’s our helipad, you know, that other thing what was supposed to have “destroyed” property values in PH.

Let’s bring the pain, bring the sanctimony, let’s write canned letters  to all these people, why not:

The CEO and Board of Directors of Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente (George C. Halvorson)
LNK Partners (Phil Marineau)
Kaiser Permanente (Christine Robisch)
Kaiser Permanente (Robert Pearl)
Kaiser Permanente (Gregory A. Adams)
Kaiser Permanente (Bernard J. Tyson)
Kaiser Permanente (Randy Wittorp)
Kaiser Permanente (Jay Murphy)
Kaiser Permanente (Cameron White)
SF Planning Department (Wade Wietgrefe)
SF Planning Department (Susan Mickelsen)
SF Planning Department (John Rahaim)
Malia Cohen
Megan Hamilton
Andrea Bruss
Kaiser Permanente Board Member (J. Eugene Grigsby)
Kaiser Permanente Board Member (Edward Pei)
SF Planning Department (Sarah Jones)
SF Planning Department (Ben Fu)

*I’m srsly. Do these people sincerely care about “historic” corrugated steel buildings? No, not at all. So how stupid do they think we are? 

Breaking: Rose Pak and Linton Johnson Found! Secretly Held in Chinatown Basement Until After Election Day

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

You ever wonder why you never hear from “Chinatown power broker” Rose Pak or BART spokesmodel Linton Johnson these days?

It’s ’cause certain people want you to forget about them, for now anyway.

Ed Lee’s crew are providing the venue and the BART Police are handling security. Linton is generally compliant but Rose had to get muzzled Silence of the Lambs-style after a few biting incidents. The Powers That Be sent in a nurse to tend to Rose’s injured leg but now the nurse has become a kind of hostage herself.

See? Rose has become very protective of the nurse, apparently. And Linton has a few microphones to play with, so, you know, they’re making do, they’re keeping busy:

The Powers That Be feel that Rose is a threat to the possible fifth term of the Willie Brown administration. You know, for shooting her mouth off, acting like this:

Holding court at the party for the opening of the new airport terminal, Rose was seated at the table with interim Mayor Ed Lee and his wife, Anita, and a host of other local officials.

“I want every one of you to call his office and tell him he should run for mayor,” Rose told the table. “And do it right away so that there’s no misunderstanding.”

Then she turned to the architect David Gensler.

“Didn’t you do this terminal?” she asked.

“Yes,” he said.

“Didn’t you remodel this terminal before?”

“Yes,” he said.

‘Then your firm should raise a million dollars for his election campaign.’

Poor Gensler, he didn’t know what hit him.”

But she’ll be back, shooting her mouth off, but only after November 8th, 2011. Just wait and see.

And Linton, well it looked like he was running BART for a while there. But is he the only one to pay the price for BART’s recent behavior? It sure seems that way. That’s a little funny, huh?

I mean, somebody must have pressured him to go off the deep end, right? A supervisor?

And whose idea was it to hire news readers to become the face of BART? Was that a good idea?

Is BART perfect now, is that the story?

Mmmm.

Anyway, these two are keeping each other company for the while. The BART Police will lose the location November 8th and then they’ll let Linton out the same time as Rose. Who knows what he’ll do after that.

Courage.

Oh Hell Yes: UCSF Allows Emergency Room Check-In Online – Wait Just 15 Minutes with InQuickER Service at Parnassus

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

The average wait for an emergency room visit at UCSF‘s Parnassus Heights campus is 4.5 hours for people with mild medical emergencies? Wow.

Wouldn’t it be nicer to pay $5 to check-in online and then wait at home rather than in the ER?

That’s what UCSF thinks.

Check it:

“UCSF patients with minor medical needs seeking treatment in the Emergency Department now can make an appointment to be seen – waiting at home rather in the hospital – via a new online check-in service called InQuickER.

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UCSF Medical Center is now offering patients with mild medical emergencies a chance to reserve a time to be seen in the Emergency Department using a new online system.

UCSF Medical Center’s Emergency Department (ED) at Parnassus Heights is now offering InQuickER designed for patients with non-threatening minor medical needs.

UCSF patients can register online for a $4.99 fee and pick an open slot for an emergency room visit. The fee will be refunded if they’re not seen within 15 minutes.

In April, UCSF did a trial run with the online service, which 22 people used. UCSF Medical Center launched the system a few weeks ago.

“One thing we encountered during the trial was that a lot of patients were using it inappropriately,” said Jennifer Dearman, the Emergency Department’s patient care manager. “The online registration is screened by ED nurses and we have had to advise some patients to come directly to the ED. This service is for a fast-track kind of patient.”

“For example, a cancer patient on chemotherapy with a fever can have complicated issues and should be seen in the regular ED, so InQuickER is not appropriate for that person.”

Waiting at Home vs. Hospital

About 105 patients a day visit the emergency room at UCSF Medical Center on the Parnassus campus, Dearman said, and the average time between arrival and departure, for those not admitted to the hospital, is four-and-a-half hours.

That’s in keeping with the average wait in 2009 for ER patients throughout California: four hours and 34 minutes –  27 minutes longer than the U.S. average, according to a 2010 report by health care consulting firm Press Ganey.

Dearman said patient satisfaction was the main reason UCSF Medical Center adopted InQuickER. “It also helps us control the flow,” she said. “The general population doesn’t think the emergency room ever has slow times. But it does.”

UCSF is one of 55 health care facilities in 13 states partnering with InQuickER, said spokesman Chris Song. The service, based in Nashville, began in 2006 after its founder, Tyler Kiley, had to go to an emergency room and spent hours witnessing stasis and frustration.

“He just thought there had to be a better way,” Song said. “With our service, you still have to wait but you get to do it somewhere else. Like on your couch instead of being surrounded by other sick people.”

Song said InQuickerER provides patients with convenience, comfort and some level of control. And it allows emergency department staff to know who’s coming and what symptoms they have, so that they can better prepare.

“It can help reduce the burden of peak times and spread it out,” Song said. “It creates more efficiency and a better environment in the waiting room.”

So far, more than 10,000 people have used the service; 95 percent have been seen within the 15-minute window. In a triage situation, of course, even people who have registered will have to wait. When there are delays, users are notified through text messages and emails with updated projections on treatment times.

The service is available online at https://ucsfmedicalcenter.inquicker.com/. It is growing rapidly, Song said, which is not surprising: A study led by San Francisco General Hospital emergency physician Renee Hsia, MD, MSc, found that the number of hospital-based emergency departments in the United States is declining, despite an increase in the number of patients seeking emergency care.

The study by Hsia, an assistant professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine in the UCSF School of Medicine, was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in May. It reported that 27 percent of urban and suburban emergency rooms have closed in the last two decades.”

Hurray!

Ghoulish Gala Halloween Party at San Francisco’s Legion of Honor a Huge Success

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

San Francisco’s Legion of Honor Museum was packed last night, owing to the Ghoulish Gala.

Let’s take a look.

The Diane and Alfred Wilsey Court, bathed in purple and blue. Click to expand:

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And here’s the band in the cafe, doing a decent Duran Duran cover:

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Dancing Gogo Mummies uncaged - stage left…

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…and right, avec Red State Trucker:

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Of course, Fake Michael Schumacher was there:

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All the food you could eat and booze you could drink. Plus, free palm readings. Bonus!

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Let’s follow the Joker, Fletch and Sexy Nurse over to…

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Very Postmortem: Mummies and Medicine, opening today:

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Now, let’s creep past The Brain That Wouldn’t Die

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…and out the front, where Balloon Mom Mayumi, avec UFO balloon, was seen looking for her son, Balloon Boy Falcon:

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All in all, a great event.

See you next year?

“South Pacific” at the Golden Gate Theatre a Huge Success – Ending October 25th

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

Remember South Pacific? You know, the play at the Golden Gate Theatre that just opened up last month? Well the tour is blowing town in three short weeks. So get your tickets now to this sensational production, one that earned Editor’s Pick and WILD APPLAUSE (that’s what the San Francisco Chronicle titles the icon of the freshly updated Little Man when he excitedly hops up on his seat to give a standing ovation) in the Review from Chronicle Theatre Critic Robert Hurwitt.

Now usually when I’m at one of the SHN: Broadway in San Francisco theatres, I’m the uncouth east end boy escorting a West End Girl to something very girly like Legally Blonde: The Musical. But Bartlett Sher‘s South Pacific is something-for-everybody old-school, so that was new to me. It’s a fantastic show, can’t see how you wouldn’t like it. 

With rush tickets priced at $25, SP can be cheaper than admission to this weekend’s Oktoberfest By the Bay. 

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And check it, San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar is a fan. Bonus.

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And let’s hear it for the 25-piece orchestra playing the original score:

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Apparently, Yelp doesn’t do plays yet, so the happy fun slander SFGate commenters will have to pinch hit. And here’s a review from Jay Barmann at SFist.

All right, see you there!

Comedian Will Durst and South Pacific Castmembers on Fleet Week’s Fundraising Cruise 2009

Friday, September 25th, 2009

This was the scene last night at the Fleet Week 2009 Fundraising Cruise and Celebration on Pier 3′s California Hornblower right after comedian and Sunset District resident Will Durst introduced castmembers from the Golden Gate Theatre’s Tony Award-winning smash hit South Pacific.

After this, partygoers went for a cruise on San Francisco Bay, leaving the Death of Fun crowd back on dry land. All to raise money for the upcoming Fleet Week 2009 coming to town next month. Click to expand:

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Just look at all these mens singing There is Nothing Like a Dame (Hello Nurse! at 3:10).

Other personalities on hand included George Michalski, David Nail, Madame Molotova, Paul Hayward, David Nail, and Ron Bunn.

Will this fundraising cruise and party become an annual event?

Stay tuned…

The Happy, Robotic Health Professionals of the California Pacific Medical Center

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

First, we had cycloptic Prince Narnias, then we had humanoid Emirates chauffeurs.

Now, MUNI brings us the robotic health professionals of the California Pacific Medical Center.

When their foreheads blink, they’re saying, “I love all humans!” Click to expand.