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Getting Better

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Nov 9, 2017 in Fun & Humor ☻ by Marianne (18,487 points)
A woman, calling Mount Sinai Hospital, said, "Hello, I want to know if a patient is getting better."

The voice on the other end of the line said, "What is the patient's name and room number?"
She said, "Yes, darling! She's Sarah Finkel, in Room 302."

He said, "Oh, yes. Mrs. Finkel is doing very well. In fact, she's had two full meals, her blood pressure is fine, she's going to be taken off the heart monitor in a couple of hours and if she continues this improvement, Dr. Cohen is going to send her home Tuesday."

The woman said, "Thank God! That's wonderful! Oh! That's fantastic! That's wonderful news!"

The man on the phone said, "From your enthusiasm, I take it you must be a close family member or a very close friend!"

She said, "I'm Sarah Finkel in 302! Cohen, my doctor, doesn't tell me a word!"



3 Answers

Virginia Nov 9, 2017

Oh, Marianne...either this joke is from outside the USA, or else it is very old! We now have a regulation known as HIPAA, and there are deadly penalties if you even BREATHE anything about a patient's progress or well-being, without extreme documentation for doing so...

Marianne Virginia Nov 10, 2017

Lol, Virginia - I think that this must be a very old joke ...

And too many jokes are merely fiction - lol.


TheOtherTink Nov 9, 2017

LOLDr. Cohen must have been late for his golf game.  :D

Marianne TheOtherTink Nov 10, 2017

Lol, T(h)ink - that is quite possible.


TheOtherTink TheOtherTink Nov 10, 2017

:D :D :D

Rooster Nov 10, 2017

Although Virginia is right, I still think it's funny! 

:D :D :D

Marianne Rooster Nov 10, 2017

Indeed, Rooster, jokes are rarely realistic - lol.


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