Very good information to be aware of, thank you Sheri! Yes hospitals started playing the financial shell game in this new reality. Patient care has become secondary, and doctors have dropped their hippocratic oath unless you have insurance. 😦
by – Sheri de Grom
The telephone startled her. She didn’t recognize the number but today had to be the day she’d break her rule and answer. The official sounding voice was one she’d never heard before. Without preamble, he told her his name and confirmed hers. He also confirmed her relationship to a patient he had in the emergency room of the local medical center.
Before she could ask questions, the voice on the phone was gone. She had questions: what, how, when, why an ambulance. Thank God she’d already had her shower and hurried to find jeans, sweater, run a comb through her hair, grab her purse and she was gone. Gone to the emergency room. Sheer panic had set in and she moved into auto-pilot.
How could it be? He’d been his usual cheerful, energetic self as he’d left the house that morning.
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