I am sorry for my rather sudden disappearance. My sister in California suddenly became very ill and I went to to assist her and her family. She is better now and I am back in the Delta. My sister is probably the only person in California who does not own a computer and my laptop was on the blink... so I have really been out of touch with the local "goings-on."
It appears that DRMC has now rated its own blog. I will have to catch up on that one as well. I also noticed that some readers had speculated whether or not I may have been in DRMC... thankfully not; however, while in California, I did visit two acute care centers with my sister and the difference was like night and day.
The staff was friendly and competent, the doctors took time to visit with family members and answer questions. Both hospitals were immaculate inside and out. The one time I did voice a concern over an issue, the CEO himself came to my sister's room to discuss the matter which was promptly resolved. Actually, I do recall a time when DRMC provided the same level of care and consideration for patients and family members... of course that was many years ago during a pre-Ray administration. Oh, well...
Anyway, it will take me a while to catch up on the local scene... schools, mayor, politics, etc. Thanks for your patience and support.