Just wanted to note that healthcare is a hot-button item here in Paris. A lot of communities have an outlet through Hey Martha! (Muskogee and Weatherford come to mind,) but the newspaper is the source to that, and frankly, I don't see them putting in such a venue that they can't control, despite the value to the public.
Thursday 11th January 2007 --555
Wednesday 10th January 2007 --553
Tuesday 9th January 2007 --794
Monday 8th January 2007 --782
Sunday 7th January 2007 --487
Saturday 6th January 2007 --658
Friday 5th January 2007 --1,066
Thursday 4th January 2007 --667
FYI: the count for the 4th of January was about 125 at 5PM when the Knizley post went in. The news release made it into the Snooze in the Friday edition...timing is everything.
I have had numerous emails that related directly to the care and treatment of patients in the hospital. Some I can confirm, and when sanitized, will use. I will not release HIPAA protected information (personal identification,) nor will I intentionally release anything that is identifiable to the commenter--I'd rather lose a story than hurt a source.
The ones I don't post I mainly use for my own context--and encouragement that this is a worthy effort. Some things that I have been privy to are far too traceable to a select few individuals, and my only recourse is to shelve them until they are more widely known.
In the meantime, please note that the site has had over 100,000 hits in less than a year. That says that something is wrong with the way the hospital is run. And, we need to do something about it! Get on the bandwagon: let others know about it, and finally, we do accept tips!