Friday, January 19, 2007

the one where jenny talia kicks a little ass

I finally got ahold of the head of the Hospital in question (post titled cut and run for those of you just joining). Not only did they admit it was their patient, but volunteered to launch an investigation into what happened. I asked for a meeting to review general discharge protocols; as well as allow for an opportunity to set a standard for what level of care we can offer, and what level of care YOU WILL NEVER EVER DISCHARGE TO US IN A CAB.

I threw in the media part, which brought much ass kissing all around. Nice to be on the other side, just for once.

Oh, and more importantly - the weather is heating up. And the coroner has reported no freeze related homeless deaths in the past seven days. Not a single one.

Rock on.

29 comments:

kristen said...

right on for no freeze-related deaths for seven days. that is one beautiful sentence.

KC said...

you give it to them, jen.

Good for you. I'm sure they peed in their pants hearing 'media'.

But, more importantly, I don't think this will be happening again from this hospital.

Oh, The Joys said...

You just totally ROCK!! Go Jenny Talia!

QT said...

I will have a drink for you tonight. Nicely done, my friend.

Thailand Gal said...

Good for you! That is exactly what it took to get their attention. I was ready to call a friend of mine up here who is a TV reporter. I just might give her a call yet, to make sure nothing similar is happening here.


Peace,

~Chani

meno said...

Abso-fucking-lutely fabulous sister.
Give 'em hell.

deb said...

Congratulations. Even one person can make a difference.

Mad Hatter said...

Shit yeah!!!

Did you know that it went down to -25 C with a minus 40 windchill here the other night? It's hard to imagine the lives of the homeless. It really is.

NotSoSage said...

Good for you. Good for not just turning this into something to complain about, but a way to make a difference.

Z said...

This sounds like a helpful and professional response and I do hope that good results come of it.

metro mama said...

Great news. Keep up the good work!

Jenny said...

Give 'em hell, sister!

Mrs. Chicky said...

Kicking ass and taking names. Go get 'em Jenny Talia.

Susanne said...

Good news. I'm happy to hear.

My Art Blog said...

First time I've read your blog -- you go girl! The "Money" thing in health care is the priority at this point. Old homeless people, people with medicaid, the uninsured...are irrelevant. I work with mentally ill. They're not important either. Cherry picking...that's what I see.

Julie Pippert said...

Oh yes, WAY TO GO! Two bits of good news in one nice post package!

wendy boucher said...

Wow, I just caught up with your week. Excellent post about empathy, by the way, and way to kick ass. You made my day.

flutter said...

Good!!
They should also give you the findings of said investigation. Assholes.

Hel said...

You are just so amazing. You inspire me to do more, be a better person.


The things you do actually makes a difference to people you might never meet. You are saving future people from going through unnecesary pain and suffering.

You rock

De Aufiero said...

High five!
Cheers.
I hope the news is as good here, where the cold will continue a bit longer.

urban-urchin said...

Hooray for Jenny Talia!!! That must feel so damn good.

carrie said...

Wonderful. Good job Jenny Talia (that still makes me laugh)!!!

Carrie

mamatulip said...

ROCK ON!!

Keep us posted on this one, if you can.

ecm said...

speak truth to power! you go!

Laurie said...

Simply awesome!

s@bd said...

seriously?

YOU GO.
(and YOU ROCK.)

(and all manner of other 90s sayings)

alejna said...

As others have said, you rock. You kick ass. You inspire. Keep us posted.

Tabba said...

I am waving a flag that says:

JENNY TALIA ROCKS!

because plain and simple YOU DO.

ewe are here said...

I am SO happy to hear that they're willing to sit down and review what happened and to prevent it from happening again in the future.

Congratulations.