Like many Americans, this time of year makes me reflect on all the things I am thankful for in my life. At the top of my list is always good health. I have been fortunate to have not had an extended hospital stay. But, I have spent Thanksgiving Day in a hospital with a relative before, and I am awed by those that work in healthcare facilities.
Hospitals are mini-cities, hustling, bustling and dealing (literally) with life from birth to death. Unlike most visitors and patients, healthcare workers aren't intimated by large hospitals or confused where to go. I, however, pause every time I first walk into a hospital, looking around a bit flustered. Am I in the right area? Do I need to check in? How do I get to where I want to go?