The new policy came within 24 hours of Wednesday’s announcement that 15 hospital health workers had been diagnosed with COVID-19 UPDATE, 5:30pm, 4/9/20: The hospital sent a "clarification email" to staff Thursday afternoon that hospital health workers may now wear their own N95 masks in common areas, but that they must put a hospital issued surgical mask over it. The email … [Read more...] about UPDATED: New Hospital Mask Reversal Re-ignites Staff Concerns
In 1976, I moved to Maui for what I thought would be a brief interlude, but turned out to be closer to four decades of love-hate romance with Hawaii politics. That’s the year I became a general assignment reporter for The Maui News. Before moving to Maui I had written both staff and freelance for many large metropolitan papers with readership in the hundreds of thousands, even … [Read more...] about Maui Memorial Medical Center Faces Public/Private Partnership Or Bust
To the young ultrasound technician: I think you should get your pulse checked. When a pregnant woman who is lying on your table has questions about the procedures you are performing on her body, you should learn how to answer her. She has every right to know what’s going on, every step of the way during her visit with you. Instead, you just sat there with your gum-smacking, … [Read more...] about Eh Rude Ultrasound Tech!
THE COCKROACH SOCIAL NETWORK No insect is in greater need of a public relations boost than the cockroach, and Dr. Mathieu Lihoreau of Rennes, France, provided it in a recent issue of the journal Insectes Sociaux. Roaches are highly social, suffer when isolated, recognize members of their own families and appear to make “collective decisions for the greater good” of their … [Read more...] about The Cockroach Social Network Meets the Hangover Mobile