madshutterbug (madshutterbug) wrote,

  • Location:
  • Music:

Quiet This, Quiet That

Friday, all day Meeting Marathon as mentioned, and it proved to be. Headed home early though as a consequence, by the simple expedient of not going by the office after the meeting wrapped up. Fairly easy to do when the meeting is off-site as far as this one. In one sense this particular meeting is something we wonder should we be attending. In another sense there is no question to be asked or answered. Attendance is mandatory. And most times I walk away with at least one tidbit pointing up future work.

On this occasion, lots of information about the upcoming changes. We are somewhen around 34 (plus/minus) days to Hospital opening the new South Tower. On the same occasion, the old community hospital which is part of Parent Health Care will be moving patients over, into units on both the new South Tower and the existing North Tower (or Campus, depending on which person is describing things), and closing doors as a hospital. Big part of the reason, the physical plant.

Building and safety codes changed over the 80 some years since this facility first opened doors as the Community Hospital; during recent inspections (within the past two years) numerous areas were noted to be less than standard. Renovation, particularly with a commitment already to building a new facility by the 'flagship' of Parent Health Care, truly would be prohibitively expensive. And by commitment to building new, I mean construction already under way. I've little doubt part of the consideration behind plans for the new South Tower/Campus included this aspect about the age of Community Hospital; these issues received attention before the most recent inspections.

Still, it's a major, major event for the Community. There are a lot of strong feelings about this. Thus, both public and 'internal' ceremonies planned around the closing; a memorial, if one will, for the building.

After the conclusion and while shamelessly stealing Hospital Interwebz Wireless, a major WtF...

Trimaris' lustre is dimmed with the death of an old friend, sudden, unexpected. Well, duh, when death is sudden it is also by definition unexpected. Still...
Tags: life the universe and everything

  • Where Have I Been?

    Yes, it's been ages. I freely admit, I followed the tide (rather than fight it) over to That Faciem Liber place. Which isn't exactly free, and…

  • Sabbatical

    Another blog sabbatical, of sorts, all based on a 'convenience' factor and feeling excessively busy. Busy with what? Life, the Universe, and…

  • State of the Artist

    When last we visited Mad Shutterbug for a State of the Artist the calendar year showed 2014. In reality it's been about two and a half months, so…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.