Wednesday, June 11, 2014


I've gotta hand it to the tech and nursing staff at this Denver hospital. They have these docs trained so well it's almost like watching an educational video. I'm seriously impressed.

When the 11am doc comes in she brings a tray of cookies. When the 5pm doc shows up he brings a veggie tray and a two liter. When the 9pm doc arrives he brings a bag of chips and m&m's. When the 6am doc rolls in she brings a dozen bagels.

Every. Single. Day.

I'm not exaggerating. Every single day, when the docs show up for shift they bring food. I didn't go grocery shopping this week because I'm lazy and couldn't make myself get out of bed early, but I didn't starve at work. I also didn't eat healthy but you win some and you lose some. The important matter is that I was never hungry, because the nursing staff has laid down the law and demanded food and their edicts have been followed ever since.

I've never worked anywhere else that had the providers trained this expertly. I've really enjoyed working at this hospital, and will be sad to leave when my contract is over. It's full of great people and the city is fantastic. But if for no other reason, I'll miss my daily 6am work bagel.


Shash said...

Wow, there's an excellent trainer at that place. I hope the docs don't compare notes on food orders. Enjoy!

Aesop said...

Ours is never nearly as regular, but we have an understanding:
We share the largess from in-service reps who bring pizza, and the ED docs group have standing invitations to load up at our potlucks; in return, multiple times a year, they throw a catered dinner down in the break lounge out of their own pocket.

girlvet said...

what hospital is it?

Anonymous said...

I was my big brother's caretaker for a few years. Big Brother (Freddy) was a retired LPN, so he trained me to bring food for the staff whenever he was in the hospital. Cookies, good candy, etc.