Tag Archives: Crouse Hospital

Crouse PromptCare = Diagnosis + Cops


I went to Crouse PromptCare at 11:15 a.m. Signed in. Did not get called to check in with insurance, etc. At 11:35 a.m. got called into a treatment room with Peter, a nurse. He couldn’t get blood pressure but did … Continue reading

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Taking the Fear Out


Bob Savage, night nurse. I cannot see his face but his large, dark bulk appears out of the night’s darkness in my room at Crouse Hospital. He moves swiftly and silently, leaning over my bed to whisper “What do you … Continue reading

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The Party Next-door


To the Editor of the Post-Standard: On Nov. 1, Syracuse.com posted on-line the most recent in your series of stories about tailgate parties. (http://www.syracuse.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2014/11/syracuse_tailgate_of_the_week_meet_the_man_behind_the_pig_roast_feast_photos.html) I write to you in the spirit of journalistic integrity and telling both sides of the … Continue reading

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Of Needles, Sweat and Gardening


The night is lovely, dark and deep. It is spring and all the windows are open. The university is closed so The Hill rests quietly at two o’clock in the morning. Occasional traffic on one of the city’s main streets … Continue reading

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First Anniversary (Part II)


When I was returned to the Iroquois Nursing Home I was put on the palliative care floor. In fact, they moved another woman out in order to put me in the last room at the back of the unit where … Continue reading

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First Anniversary (Part I)


A year ago Memorial Day weekend, I was admitted to Crouse Hospital in Syracuse with extremely high blood sugar. I have diabetes mellitus, type 2. Four times attempts had been made to treat it but I couldn’t tolerate the medicine. … Continue reading

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Funny Thing About That


Last week I got a letter from Crouse Hospital. It was addressed to “Dear Patient” and was co-signed by Nancy Williams, head of Patient Relations, and Betty O’Connor, director of nursing. The letter invited me to dinner on Thursday, April … Continue reading

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