Monday, April 06, 2009

you must use these words


John saw this at the place his grandmother was recovering from heart surgery. I would be tempted to call the number and inform them that since writing teachers taught me to avoid intensifiers, I prefer to call the service "exceptional" or "helpful".

8 comments:

Buffy said...

I also like the "at anytime" part. Is "anytime" the name of the facility?

kjl said...

I love it that they're not even striving for excellence--only "very good" care. Nothing like setting the bar sorta high.

LI Laura said...

"Very good"---that must be a step down from "excellent"

Virginia S. Wood, PsyD said...
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acpaul said...

Huh. I can't imagine what they were thinking on that one. I work in a cardiac ICU and we don't have signs like that anywhere.

Ellen said...

Maybe they're improving. Maybe last year their goal was to provide "pretty good" care. And the year before, they aimed for "adequate" care.

Aubrey said...

I'm a doctor and the goal at our hospital is also to provide "very good care." I bet they put it in quotes because the use the same type of patient satisfaction surveys that we do. The goal is to have all the different areas of the hospital rated that they give "very good care" by their patients. Drives me nuts. (not that we shouldn't try to do what we do well, just the HUGE emphasis on "very good care.")

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