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Another Graduation

June 26, 2006

Looks like we’ll be heading to (what’s carefully referred to as) a sub-acute long-term care facility a few blocks from the hospital in the next few days. With Will’s cardio-pulmonary system looking stable, the next issues will likely be related to feeding. And while we’ve been having great success here, it sounds like this sister organization will be able to provide even more diligent attention and more expert insight into these crucial challenges. Nervous as we are to leave our security here, we’re excited and hopeful.

But here’s the best part. The name of the place? The Hospital for Sick Children. Can you believe it? Have you ever heard of anything so awesome? Isn’t that the most genius and perfect name for a hospital? I guess they tried to change the name to Health Care Services for Children (to keep their cool acronym), but how could that stick?

All to say, if they have a ‘HOSPTAL FOR SICK CHILDREN’ T-shirt, I’m totally buying it. In the meantime, I’m entertaining myself with a ‘write your own tagline’ game:

HSC: We’re a hospital. For the sick. Sick children.

HSC: No healthy children allowed.

HSC: It’s for the children (the sick ones).

HSC: Isn’t it obvious?

HSC: Because the Hospital For Well Children wasn’t terribly viable.

HSC: Because the Smelting Plant for Sick Children didn’t have the same ring to it.

HSC: Founded before the invention of irony.

HSC: Operating redundantly for 44 years.

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4 Responses to “Another Graduation”

  1. Anonymous says:

    I just laughed my head off!

    Love,
    Shonda

  2. rawbbie says:

    The last one, It should be a shirt, or because the hospital for well children wasn’t terribly viable.

  3. Liz says:

    I like the last one best, too. :)

  4. Tom Della-Moretta says:

    “Yes indeed, we’re the place everybody needs, but nobody wants”

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