The Blue Cottage Blog

Imagine if you will, it is Saturday evening at about 7:00 pm when the trauma radio pipes up with an announcement:

“Class 1 trauma: 56 year old male involved in a roll over motor vehicle crash, ejected from the vehicle, has a left leg deformity,” says the dispatcher. “Blood pressure is 86/48, heart rate 128. Patient was unconscious at the scene and intubated. ETA via air ambulance is 10 minutes.”
The trauma team mobilizes and prepares for the patient’s arrival. Simultaneous notification for all players on the trauma team sets activities in motion: the OR preps a room, anesthesia – Read More –

Two of our clients are fast approaching their opening days. Both the new Parkland Hospital in Dallas and University Medical Center New Orleans are working fast and furious to get ready for patient day one in their new spaces, and we couldn’t be more honored to be by their sides for this very important transition.
We wanted to commemorate the significance of the transition into new space for both hospitals by honoring the space they are in now – their current hospital buildings.
These spaces they are leaving have been home to many stories of courage, dedication, life, healing, passing, – Read More –

In my experience working with different hospitals, I sometimes find myself wandering corridors where I get the feeling I’m somewhere I shouldn’t be – in areas with cinder block walls, very few windows, and usually concrete floors. Most commonly this happens when I’m in the basement on my way to meet with client team members who make up the departments commonly known as the “basement dwellers.” These groups may include facilities, nutrition, health information management, housekeeping/environmental services (EVS), or many other support services departments.
Although these groups often get placed in the subterranean areas of a health system, not in – Read More –