Hospital: Man, Woman, Birth, Death, Infinity, Plus Red Tape, Bad Behavior, Money, God and Diversity on Steroids

Hospital: Man, Woman, Birth, Death, Infinity, Plus Red Tape, Bad Behavior, Money, God and Diversity on Steroids

by Julie Salamon
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Hospital: Man, Woman, Birth, Death, Infinity, Plus Red Tape, Bad Behavior, Money, God and Diversity on Steroids by Julie Salamon

Man, Woman, Birth, Death, Infinity, Plus Red Tape, Bad Behavior, Money, God, and Diversity on Steroids

A warts-and-all exploration of the struggles suffered and triumphs achieved by America's health-care professionals, Hospital follows a year in the life of Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, which serves a diverse multicultural demographic. Unraveling the financial, ethical, technological, sociological, and cultural challenges encountered every day, bestselling author Julie Salamon tracks the individuals who make this complex hospital run-from doctors, patients, and administrators to nurses, ambulance drivers, cooks, and cleaners. Drawing on her skills as an award-winning interviewer, observer, and social critic, Salamon reveals the dynamic universe of small and large concerns and personalities that, taken together, determine the nature of care in America.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780143115366
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/28/2009
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 158,585
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Julie Salamon was a film critic and reporter for the Wall Street Journal for sixteen years before becoming a television critic for the New York Times.

Karen White has been narrating audiobooks since 1999, with more than two hundred to her credit. Honored to be included in AudioFile's Best Voices and Speaking of Audiobooks's Best Romance Audio 2012 and 2013, she is also an Audie Award finalist and has earned multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards.

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Hospital: Man, Woman, Birth, Death, Infinity, Plus Red Tape, Bad Behavior, Money, God and Diversity on Steroids 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kase!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Runs in. "Kase!?"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*he lies in a a bed* Don't let me die. Please.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Walks in
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I walk in, waiting for Marcus.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
(Whats the name of the book))
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Says yes a question how or i mean what happened to lauren why is she hear
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lays unconcious and unresponsive
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
?...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Halley can we talk for a sec
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Okay, we're going." She says, taking him to his house.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yawns. "Can we go now? I want to go home.." he murmurs drowsily.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*a few hour later, the surgery is done* *she wakes up and opens her eyes* *she SEES!* "Can you see?" One of the doctors asked. "Yes!!! " she cried.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
THIS IS ASHLEYS SISTER, SHE HURT HERSELF. TELL ME WHA HAPPENE AT YOUR GUYS BOOK
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sits in the waiting room, holding her head in her hands.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Took out her IV and sneaks back to school.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Go to sophia seventh result and see for urself that ses fine.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As hard as I try I can't get through this book. I'm not sure if it's the size 8 font that makes me tired every time I read it or the jumping around in regards to the characters. Either way, I'm done trying.
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AbisMom More than 1 year ago
I spent two days reading the Hospital and was blown away by this amazing institution. I even sent them a thank you note today. It will make you see the hospital system in a new light.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I picked up this book because I was intrigued by part of the title, 'Diversity on steroids.' I began reading about the daily events and unique personalities that make up Brooklyn Maimonides Hospital. Simply put, I couldn't put it down. Salamon is a gifted writer who is able to brilliantly descibe the enigmatic individuals that contribute to the success of this unique community. From the 27 year old Nebraska intern, who rides the subway with his surfboard to 'catch a wave,' to the brilliant and complicated Pam Brier, president of Maimonides, one immediately gets the sense that the diversity in the staff more than matches the heterogenous community it serves. Upon finishing this book, the reader is struck by the raw compassion,commitment, and intelligence that drive this unusual institution. It was a terrific read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Reading this story made me feel better aware and capable of understanding how Right and Wrong and Kindness and Rightfulness are being redefined in our daily lives. Playing out in a hospital setting makes it fascinating because so many world-ish issues are brought into close proximity and gives the reader a compelling place to see ourselves and others more deeply than the surfaces scratched in less intense workplaces. The drama of personalities, politics, histrionic ethnic backgrounding and stereotyping, Love and Fear, good and evil behaviors like this may only play out as powerfully in stories about life and death in wars. Salamon is artful in revealing the multi-faceted, multi-tasked personalities of the people here. More quality and less quantity is refreshing when reading about patients and people. I felt humbled and connected to these people as they struggle to behave well under pressure to achieve what's necessary for existing in a culture fraught with frustrating differences of intelligence, ethnic backgrounds, socioeconomic and professional inequalities. It's not easy to know what's most appropriate and true to ourselves whether cooking for minimum wage or doing risky surgery for six-figures. The people and issues in 'Hospital' changed my thinking about the possibilities and difficulties we face as old-school and modernized people in 21st century America and Planet Earth. Take your time and Read This Book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Almost all the patients on Grey's Anatomy speak English. But that's hardly true in the real world of big city hospitals. How this hospital adapts - to its past, present and future - would warrant yet another look, a year from now, by this talented author.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ms. Salamon is about as accurate about the culture, patients and employees at Maimonides as it gets. As a former employee who knows many of the characters in her book, I was surprised by the remarkable truth Ms. Salamon exhibited through her writing in Hospital. Like it or not, it's so accurate I am deeply shocked that Pam Brier would have ever thought to allow a writer unlimited access to Maimo for a year. Then again, knowing Ms. Brier, her ego got the better of her. Kudos to Ms. Salamon for holding almost nothing back. This is life in an outer-borough hospital, folks.