Hospitals Quotes

In hospitals there is no time off for good behavior. - Josephine Tey

 

The ultimate indignity is to be given a bedpan by a stranger who calls you by your first name. - Maggie Kuhn

 

Hospital rooms seemt to have vastly more ceiling than any rooms people live in. - Bertha Damon

 

Hospitals, like airports and supermarkets, only pretend to be open nights and weekends. - Molly Haskell


One of the most difficult things to contend with in a hospital is the assumption on the part of the staff that because you have lost your gall bladder you have also lost your mind. - Jean Kerr

 

Looking out of a hospital window is different from looking out of any other. Somehow you do not see outside. - Carol Matthau

 

Hospitals are only an intermediate stage of civilization. - Florence Nightingale

 

A trip to the hospital is always a descent into the macabre. I have never trusted a place with shiny floors. - Terry Tempest Williams

 

It's like a convent, the hospital. You leave the world behind and take vows of poverty, chastity, obedience. - Carolyn Wheat

 

Today we have a health insurance industry where the first and foremost goal is to maximize profits for shareholders and CEOs, not to cover patients who have fallen ill or to compensate doctors and hospitals for their services. It is an industry that is increasingly concentrated and where Americans are paying more to receive less.-Diane Feinstein

 

Unfortunately, bureaucratic problems at the federal level are causing many other small Washington companies to be denied federal funding that would help transfer their ideas from their laboratories into our homes and hospitals.-Jay Inslee

 

We have always been a great national party, with views on all the main issues. We recognise that what matters to people most are those things that affect their daily lives: schools, hospitals, transport and law and order and we have plenty to say about them.-John Redwood

 

We have the greatest hospitals, doctors, and medical technology in the world - we need to make them accessible to every American.-Barbara Boxer

 

We have, therefore, directed the Irish Army authorities to have field hospitals established in County Donegal adjacent to Derry and at other points along the Border where they may be necessary.-Jack Lynch

 

We need strong public health institutions to respond to any challenge. We need to deal with critical infrastructure. The reality is that very little money has flowed to communities to help our first responders; to help our hospitals; to help the public health infrastructure.-Robert Menendez

 

Well, now, and there's - for every dollar the federal government spends, there's real people on the other side, and so when we talk about reductions that are going to affect providers, that's going to affect hospitals and doctors and others.-Franklin Raines

 

When Medicare was created for senior citizens and America 's disabled in 1965, about half of a senior's health care spending was on doctors and the other half on hospitals.-Dennis Hastert

 

You are a member of the British royal family. We are never tired, and we all love hospitals.-Queen Mary

 

You have drug addicts that are now walking around this city looking for a fix, and that's the reason why they were breaking in hospitals and drugstores. They're looking for something to take the edge off of their jones, if you will.-Ray Nagin

 

I'd come out of the army after five years as a medic. I was a medical administrator and we ran hospitals, and I was a Captain in the army at the end, in 1945.-Eli Wallach

 

I've been speaking at churches for years, as well as juvenile jails, rehabs and hospitals, and I always talk about my faith. That is a declaration of my relationship with God.-Smokey Robinson

 

If you want quality service, you have to pay for it. You don't buy into waste. I have great misgivings about the amount of advertising that we see in the health care field, some by hospitals, a lot by drug companies.-David Obey

 

In 2001, America 's hospitals provided nearly $21 billion in uncompensated health care services.-Gary Miller

 

In turn, more physicians, hospitals, and other health care providers are severely limiting their practices, moving to other states, or simply not providing care.-Jim Ryun

 

It is amazing that people who think we cannot afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, and medication somehow think that we can afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, medication and a government bureaucracy to administer it.-Thomas Sowell

 

It is common for rural hospitals and nursing homes to operate as a single unit in order to take advantage of savings related to cost-sharing of some services and staff.-Rick Renzi

 

It is my sincere hope that hospitals across Indiana, and America, continue to strive for excellence when it comes to providing medical care. This proposed rule will be harmful to communities who wish to upgrade their medical facilities.-Steve Buyer

 

My wife volunteered her services as Red Cross nurse, insisting upon being sent to the front, in order to be as near me as could be, but it developed later that no nurse was allowed to go farther than the large troop hospitals far in the rear of the actual operations.-Fritz Kreisler

 

Requiring military hospitals to perform elective abortions exposes the physicians, the nurses, the military personnel to move against their own personal convictions of life in many cases.-Rick Renzi

 

Studies have indicated there is a strong correlation between the shortages of nurses and morbidity and mortality rates in our hospitals.-
Lois Capps

The advantage that hospitals have over other institutions is that hospitals are community-based. You can't outsource your work; you can't move your emergency department to Pakistan.-Mark Shields

 

The best doctors and the best hospitals in America, if they cannot get the patient information they need when they need it, it can lead to morbid consequences: Higher mortality.-Timothy Murphy

 

The biggest kick I get is to communicate with those who are exiled from the game - in hospitals, homes, prisons - those who have seldom seen a game, who can't travel to a game, those who are blind.-Jack Buck

 

The idea of infection began to be taken far more seriously than it ever had before. Hospitals transformed themselves in response to the new plague - sometimes for the better, but often for the worse, as when, in fear, they cast their ulcerated patients out into the streets.-Peter Lewis Allen

 

The number of electrical injuries cared for in hospitals in the US is estimated at as many as 50,000; the cost of these injuries on the US economy is estimated at over one billion dollars per year.-Richard Neal

 

The U.N. Population Fund has a maternal health program in some Cameroon hospitals, but it doesn't operate in this region. It's difficult to expand, because President Bush has cut funding.-Nicholas D. Kristof

 

The World Health Organisation has a lot of its medical experts sitting in Geneva while hospitals in Africa have no drugs and desperate patients are forced to seek medication on the black market.-Pauline Hanson

 

Then, there was Cary Grant. He spent three hours a week in hospitals teaching nervous people how to eat jello.-Red Buttons

 

There were schools and hospitals who were ready to take people with undescribed injuries, but not necessarily ready to take people with severe radiation poisoning.-William Scranton

 
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