Thursday, January 26, 2006

Thursday 13 (#4)

Thirteen Things that make me this a hospital or a five star hotel?
(I won't be able to get around to a lot of 13's, but will try)

1. A personal escort from surgery waiting to the hospital room...she was like an elevator operator and bellboy all in one. (How do you get that job?)

2. All rooms are private rooms (the way all hospital rooms should be!) Walls are painted a grey-blue color with very expensive artwork (that is found throughout the hospital-hotel...I could happily live the rest of my life on the artwork alone!)

3. Flat screen plasma televisions in every room.

4. DVD/VCR combo

5. Computer with high speed internet access. (The computer is attached to a swing arm hanging from the ceiling and can move all across the room in different positions. Very handy.)

6. A mini fridge stocked with drinks.

7. Two big and comfy chairs that recline, plus ottoman.

8. Real toiletpaper...not the cheap one-ply sandpaper kind.

9. A day spa downstairs for patients and family.

10. Gourmet cafeteria food (I believe that's called an oxymoron!)

11. Room service: able to order anything from menu and it is made to order and served within the hour with a smile :p

12. Free snacks and drinks available for family members.

13. Starbucks in the lobby...not a knock-off coffee shop. (I prefer mom and pop coffee shops to Starbucks and Starbucks wannabes.)

13+1. 4 or 5 patients per nurse and nurse assistant compared with 8-16 at other facilities. Nice! (Again...the way all hospitals should be!)

13+2. I don't even have time to describe the bathroom. I'll just say it's the best one I've seen...with real washcloths and towels (butter yellow)...not thin hospital white.

Links to other Thursday Thirteens!

1.Dariana~ "Almost An Angel"
2.Michelle~ "Smoochdog"
3.Joan~ "Daddy's Roses"
4.Renee~ "fefyfomanna"
5.Heather~ "GoofyGirl"
7."The Movie Monkey"
8.Texas_Ivy10~ "I'm Just Sayin'"
9.Jane~ "Cozy Reader"
10.Jessica~ "Daydreams and Musings"
11."Mrs. Flinger"
12.Uisce~ "Whiskey Talking"
13.Kat~ "My Single Mom Life"
14.Laura~ "Astrocoz"
15.Tiffany~ "Over Analyzed"
16."Lazy Daisy"
17.Paisley~ "Paisley Propaganda"
18.WendyWings~ "A Whimsie by WendyWings"
19.Caryn~ "Novelist In Training"
20.Bobbie~ "My Way"
22.Colleen~ "Loose Leaf Notes
23.Karin~ "HeartSongs"
24.Veronica~ "A Day in the Life of Veronica"
25.Krisco~ "Crib Ceiling"
26.Peri~ "Peri's Postings"
27.Lisa~ "The Shizzle"
28.Carol~ "The Median Sib"
29.Katherine~ "In A Big Way"
30."The Idle Receptionist"
31.Susie~ "Susie Pie"
32.Judy~ "insecure meanderings of an insecure mind..."
33.Astrocoz~ "Mierda Del Toro...It's a Fine Art"
34.Jen~ "Jen's Horde"
35.Lisa~ The world according to me...but I could be wrong"
36."Better Safe Than Sorry"
37.Rosie~ "Timeless Thoughts"
38.LadyBug~ "LadyBug Crossing"
39.Running2Ks~ "True Blue Semi-Crunchy Mama"
40."Grumpy Mommy"
41.Courtney~ "Ramblings of a Working Wife and Mom"
42.mar~ "maremagnum"
43.novaks8~ "Fireflies and Frogs"
44.Mama B~ "Confessions of a Busy Mom"
45."Mary's Owlhaven"
46."Lisa Ink."
47.Kelly~ "The Diary of the Nello"
48."Ramblings of a Transplanted Frog"
49.Janet~ "Fond of Snape"
50.Karen~ "Write From Karen"
51."Petite Mommy"
52.Kim~ "Nothing Heavy"
53.Suz~ "Goin Ons"
54.Jennifer~ "Happy At Home"
55."Sleeping Mommy"
56.Suzy~ "See Suzy Spin"
57.Urban Mummy"


Blogger Sherri said...

Great list!! (I don't know whether I should wish you well so you can go home soon or not?!) list is up too:)

1:13 PM  
Blogger Kim said...


That's gotta be the nicest hospital I've ever heard of...hummm, now if only hospitals everywhere would follow suit!

Where is this grand hospital anyways?

Hope your Mom is doing thoughts and prayers are with your family.

1:23 PM  
Blogger Mama! Mama! (Mel) said...

Wow, doing your 13 from the hospital. What a die hard!
Hope your mom is up and around in no time.
You guys are in my prayers.

My T13 are up.

1:25 PM  
Blogger KristieSue said...

Holy Cow I want to be sick just so I can go to that hospital... Great list.

3:02 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Hope your Mom gets better soon.
And wow.
It sures does sound like she is getting 5 star care!
I wanna have my next baby in that hospital!
Wait... Did I just say NEXT baby???
No. There will be no next baby...

Happy Thursday!
Mine are up.
Diary of the Nello

4:40 PM  
Blogger Paisley said...

oooh - real toilet paper. For me, that makes a classy joint. at work we can only get one square off at a time. makes me grumpy.

hope your mom is ok.

4:51 PM  
Blogger YellowRose said...

Wow, I''ve had my share of hospital stays and some were in rather nice hospitals, but none compared to this one! What is the name of this one? I believe that a hospital run like this will only aid in the healing of it's patients. Not only will they be more comfortable, but they will heal faster. It's about time the hospitals come out of the dark ages! I'm so glad to hear your mother is being treat like a queen...she deserves it.

5:07 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

That IS the way hospitals should be! It stinks enough to have to be there in the first place. Prayers for your mom's speedy recovery.

My first 13 is up when you have time, but no pressure.

5:45 PM  
Anonymous Caryn said...

Excellent idea for a list! Very interesting, too, as my husband is a nurse. I can see why you would wonder about the luxurious accomodations of this hotel/hospital!

7:45 PM  
Blogger LadyBugCrossing said...

Wow - kinda makes you want to check youreself in...

How's your mom?


7:26 AM  
Blogger Katherine said...

Wow, where the heck are you? I'm going to book it for my next vacation. All hospitals should be that way! Seriously, I hope your mom is doing well.

8:53 AM  
Anonymous Michelle said...

Man that sounds luxurious! I hope you are feeling better.

12:07 PM  
Blogger "D" said...

hope your mom is eating soon and feeling 100%. She sure is pretty! Your hospital sounds better than some expensive hotels I've been in! Shouldn't all people in hospitals be treated like that?

7:44 PM  
Anonymous colleen said...

Where the heck is this none I've ever seen. I guesss it's your mom. Hope she is doing better. She looks beautiful in the photo below. Thirteening.

10:28 PM  
Blogger Mama B said...

Wow, that would make me want to get sick. LOL Where is that hospital? We don't have those here. My 13 are up

12:34 AM  

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