Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Tuesday, September 11 ~ Six years later

This isn't going to be some lengthy post regarding 9/11. We all have our memories of that day 6 years ago and need no further reminding of what occurred on that fateful day. I just want to say that I flew my flag today, as I have done every day since then. Not just in remembrance of them, but because I am patriotic and I love the USA! I think that who ever has the opportunity to fly 'Old Glory' should!

On to other things.

I went on a tour today. It was at the new Metro Health Hospital in Wyoming, MI. This new facility is due to open on Sept. 30. It is a beautiful and modern and new and updated with all the newest technology for caring for those who are injured or ill or recovering from surgery. I'm sure that some time in the future, I too, will be a patient in this facility and I wanted to see what it was like. I went there not knowing exactly what to expect and was very pleasantly surprised by what I saw. They even have a 'green roof' that several of the patient rooms overlook for a lovely view while they are there. For those of you who are unfamiliar with a 'green roof', it is not a normal concrete roof. It is a one-acre green roof made of living plants that changes with the seasons and provides great insulation. I forget just how many plants they said are planted there, but the brochure says there are over 100,000 plants and they were all planted by volunteers and hospital staff. They are all small now, but by next spring, they will be beautiful. This sustainable feature is easy to maintain and cost effective, but more importantly, it offers therapeutic scenery for patients and visitors.

This is the same hospital that I have applied at for a new position that they will be starting when the hospital opens. I have heard nothing yet from them, but hopefully either this week or next they will contact me. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. At this point, it is a temporary position that will run from the end of September through the end of December. There is a chance that it could become permanent. It could be full time or part time. And one of the nice things about it, is it is only 11 miles from my house and very easy to get to!

And I wanted to tell you about my dear friend at A Place I Call Home. She is a full time RN and has just returned to University to learn more. She is bright, witty, intelligent, caring and one of the nicest, kindest women I have ever met. And she gave me this badge: with instructions to pass it on. She has already passed it on to one whom I would have bestowed it to so I will pick a few others who make ME smile.





There is one other that I would like to give this too, but she prefers to remain hidden from only a select few. You know who you are so feel free to grab it and post it on your own site. ;)


HoBess said...

You make me smile, too! Thanks ... and good luck with the job.

Renee said...

Thanks, Martie! I'm smiling right now! That new hospital sounds great; I've never heard of a 'green' roof before now, but it sounds really cool. I'd love to see it.
Good luck on your job. I hope you hear something soon.

Smalltown RN said...

I'm glad you got the badge..and you truly make me smile...Oh I do hope you hear about the job..that would so cool for you....the sun is shining today....looks like we are going to get our Indian summer....got to get out and run today.....cheers my friend....

River Rat said...

Good luck with the job!

Anonymous said...


I'll be keeping my fingers crossed that you get that job.

Thank you. You make me smile. God bless you!


Anonymous said...

It has been a while since I have popped in for a visit. Hope you are doing well.
Take care,

Anonymous said...

It has been a while since I have popped in for a visit. Hope you are doing well.
Take care,

Lori said...

I hope things work out at the hospital for your new position. It sounds like a wonderful place to work, and not a bad place to be...if you have to be in a hospital at all!

Thanks for all your lovely comments. You're amazing!