Monthly Archives: November 2012

Coming Home to Bellevue

Coming Home to Bellevue

There's no place like home. That's not a phrase people typically utter about their hospitals, but those were the words on everyone's lips when we returned to Bellevue last week, after the hurricane-induced evacuation.

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When the Patient is “Noncompliant”

When the Patient is “Noncompliant”

As soon as a patient is described as noncompliant, doctor shorthand for patients who don’t take their medication or follow medical recommendations, it’s as though a black mark is branded on the chart.

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Bellevue and the Hurricane

Bellevue and the Hurricane

Hurricane Sandy forced the evacuation of Bellevue's patients and precipitated a full closure of this legendary hospital, along with its sister hospitals--NYU and the Manhattan VA.

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