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Hospital Personalities of the Year

Jo, RN | Scrubs Magazine

Hospital Personalities of the Year

The Patients

Remember the people in the hospital gowns and sweats? The folks who walk the halls with varying degrees of speed and with varying levels of assistance? The ones in the bed and on the OR tables?

Some of them are marvelous people; some of them are complete jerks. Just being sick does not make a person a saint. Some of them we’ll all remember for years after they leave; others we’ll forget as soon as we punch out tonight. Some are challenging in less pleasant ways than others. They’re all ages, from newborn to over 100; they’re all colors and both sexes.

They’re each a person, an individual, who somebody loves or has loved. They’re all capable of hurting and being scared. They’re all able to heal, at least to some degree. And they’re all, separately and together, the reason the rest of us on this list show up to work.

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