Quotes and Sayings about Hospitals



"Hospitals are places that you have to stay in for a long time, even if you are a visitor. Time doesn't seem to pass in the same way in hospitals as it does in other places. Time seems to almost not exist in the same way as it does in other places."
- Pedro Almodovar
(Related: Time, Hospitals)

"I don't know anyone who enjoys going to the hospital. To help remedy this, I got an idea to create what a Laugh Room in the pediatric ward of hospitals."
- Joseph Barbera
(Related: Idea, Help, Hospitals)

"Competition makes things come out right. Well, what does that mean in health care? More hospitals so they compete with each other. More doctors compete with each other. More pharmaceutical companies. We set up war. Wait a minute, let's talk about the patient. The patient doesn't need a war."
- Donald Berwick
(Related: Health, War, Care, Competition, Doctors, Hospitals, Right, Talk)

"We have the greatest hospitals, doctors, and medical technology in the world - we need to make them accessible to every American."
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: Medical, Technology, American, Doctors, Hospitals, World)

"The biggest kick I get is to communicate with those who are exiled from the game - in hospitals, homes, prisons - those who have seldom seen a game, who can't travel to a game, those who are blind."
- Jack Buck
(Related: Travel, Blind, Hospitals)

"Then, there was Cary Grant. He spent three hours a week in hospitals teaching nervous people how to eat jello."
- Red Buttons
(Related: People, Hospitals, Teaching)

"It is my sincere hope that hospitals across Indiana, and America, continue to strive for excellence when it comes to providing medical care. This proposed rule will be harmful to communities who wish to upgrade their medical facilities."
- Steve Buyer
(Related: Medical, Hope, America, Care, Excellence, Hospitals, Will)

"I started the nuclear medicine laboratory at UW Hospitals in 1959 and trained radiology residents in the field. It was 1965 before they found a trained MD (doctor) to take over my role."
- John Cameron
(Related: Hospitals, Medicine)

"Studies have indicated there is a strong correlation between the shortages of nurses and morbidity and mortality rates in our hospitals."
- Lois Capps
(Related: Hospitals, Mortality, Nurses)

"I even got letters form kids in hospitals saying the music is what keeps them going, and that really touched my heart."
- Tom Cochrane
(Related: Music, Heart, Hospitals, Kids, Letters, Saying)

"Today we have a health insurance industry where the first and foremost goal is to maximize profits for shareholders and CEOs, not to cover patients who have fallen ill or to compensate doctors and hospitals for their services. It is an industry that is increasingly concentrated and where Americans are paying more to receive less."
- Diane Feinstein
(Related: Health, Goal, Americans, Doctors, First, Hospitals, Today)

"Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing."
- Redd Foxx
(Related: Health, Dying, Hospitals, Lying, Nothing)

"America has the best doctors, the best nurses, the best hospitals, the best medical technology, the best medical breakthrough medicines in the world. There is absolutely no reason we should not have in this country the best health care in the world."
- Bill Frist
(Related: Health, Medical, Technology, America, Care, Country, Doctors, Hospitals, Nurses, Reason, World)

"Hospitals are closing across the country due to the burden of illegal immigration, college students find that summer jobs have dried up due to illegal immigration, and wages across the board are depressed by the overwhelming influx of cheap and illegal labor."
- Elton Gallegly
(Related: Burden, College, Country, Hospitals, Jobs, Labor, Students, Summer, Wages)

"The World Health Organisation has a lot of its medical experts sitting in Geneva while hospitals in Africa have no drugs and desperate patients are forced to seek medication on the black market."
- Pauline Hanson
(Related: Health, Medical, Drugs, Experts, Hospitals, World)

"When Medicare was created for senior citizens and America 's disabled in 1965, about half of a senior's health care spending was on doctors and the other half on hospitals."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: Health, America, Care, Doctors, Hospitals)

"Unfortunately, bureaucratic problems at the federal level are causing many other small Washington companies to be denied federal funding that would help transfer their ideas from their laboratories into our homes and hospitals."
- Jay Inslee
(Related: Ideas, Help, Hospitals, Problems, Washington)

"I know that I'm very lucky to be alive. For 35 or 40 years I've spilt my blood and broke my bones and spent years in hospitals."
- Evel Knievel
(Related: Blood, Hospitals, Years)

"My wife volunteered her services as Red Cross nurse, insisting upon being sent to the front, in order to be as near me as could be, but it developed later that no nurse was allowed to go farther than the large troop hospitals far in the rear of the actual operations."
- Fritz Kreisler
(Related: Wife, Being, Hospitals, Order)

"The U.N. Population Fund has a maternal health program in some Cameroon hospitals, but it doesn't operate in this region. It's difficult to expand, because President Bush has cut funding."
- Nicholas D. Kristof
(Related: Health, Hospitals, Population, President)

"Even top caliber hospitals cannot escape medical mistakes that sometimes result in irreparable damage to patients."
- Carl Levin
(Related: Medical, Hospitals, Mistakes, Result)

"We have, therefore, directed the Irish Army authorities to have field hospitals established in County Donegal adjacent to Derry and at other points along the Border where they may be necessary."
- Jack Lynch
(Related: Army, Hospitals, Irish, May)

"I try to visit people in hospitals when I can, smiling and joking while I'm there. But when I leave, I just start crying."
- Loretta Lynn
(Related: People, Hospitals, Visit)

"You are a member of the British royal family. We are never tired, and we all love hospitals."
- Queen Mary
(Related: Love, Family, Hospitals)

"We need strong public health institutions to respond to any challenge. We need to deal with critical infrastructure. The reality is that very little money has flowed to communities to help our first responders; to help our hospitals; to help the public health infrastructure."
- Robert Menendez
(Related: Health, Money, Challenge, First, Help, Hospitals, Public, Reality)

"I come from a generation that suffered school lessons in portacabins and crumbling hospitals. I tell you one thing, for the eighteen years they were in power the Tories did nothing to fix the roof when the sun was shining."
- Ed Miliband
(Related: Power, Hospitals, Nothing, School, Sun, Years)

"Hospitals must provide emergency treatment to all who walk through the door, regardless of their citizenship status or ability to pay."
- Gary Miller
(Related: Ability, Citizenship, Hospitals, Treatment)

"Emergency health care for illegal aliens along the southwestern border is already costing area hospitals $200 million a year, with perhaps another $100 million in extended care costs."
- Gary Miller
(Related: Health, Care, Hospitals)

"In 2001, America 's hospitals provided nearly $21 billion in uncompensated health care services."
- Gary Miller
(Related: Health, America, Care, Hospitals)

"The best doctors and the best hospitals in America, if they cannot get the patient information they need when they need it, it can lead to morbid consequences: Higher mortality."
- Timothy Murphy
(Related: America, Doctors, Hospitals, Information, Mortality)

"Healthcare providers will compete to offer the best record of patient safety at the lowest prices. Hospitals and patients will benefit from having accurate information about areas of excellence and areas that must be improved."
- Timothy Murphy
(Related: Excellence, Healthcare, Hospitals, Information, Safety, Will)

"You have drug addicts that are now walking around this city looking for a fix, and that's the reason why they were breaking in hospitals and drugstores. They're looking for something to take the edge off of their jones, if you will."
- Ray Nagin
(Related: Hospitals, Now, Reason, Walking, Will)

"I later spent... five to eight months in hospitals in New Jersey, always on an involuntary basis, and always attempting a legal argument for release."
- John Forbes Nash, Jr.
(Related: Legal, Argument, Hospitals, Months)

"The number of electrical injuries cared for in hospitals in the US is estimated at as many as 50,000; the cost of these injuries on the US economy is estimated at over one billion dollars per year."
- Richard Neal
(Related: Economy, Hospitals)

"If you want quality service, you have to pay for it. You don't buy into waste. I have great misgivings about the amount of advertising that we see in the health care field, some by hospitals, a lot by drug companies."
- David Obey
(Related: Health, Quality, Advertising, Care, Hospitals, Service, Want, Waste)

"Well, now, and there's - for every dollar the federal government spends, there's real people on the other side, and so when we talk about reductions that are going to affect providers, that's going to affect hospitals and doctors and others."
- Franklin Raines
(Related: Government, People, Doctors, Hospitals, Now, Talk)

"We have always been a great national party, with views on all the main issues. We recognise that what matters to people most are those things that affect their daily lives: schools, hospitals, transport and law and order and we have plenty to say about them."
- John Redwood
(Related: People, Hospitals, Law, Order, Party, Schools)

"Requiring military hospitals to perform elective abortions exposes the physicians, the nurses, the military personnel to move against their own personal convictions of life in many cases."
- Rick Renzi
(Related: Life, Hospitals, Military, Nurses, Physicians)

"It is common for rural hospitals and nursing homes to operate as a single unit in order to take advantage of savings related to cost-sharing of some services and staff."
- Rick Renzi
(Related: Hospitals, Order)

"I've been speaking at churches for years, as well as juvenile jails, rehabs and hospitals, and I always talk about my faith. That is a declaration of my relationship with God."
- Smokey Robinson
(Related: God, Faith, Churches, Hospitals, Talk, Years)

"In turn, more physicians, hospitals, and other health care providers are severely limiting their practices, moving to other states, or simply not providing care."
- Jim Ryun
(Related: Health, Care, Hospitals, Physicians, states)

"There were schools and hospitals who were ready to take people with undescribed injuries, but not necessarily ready to take people with severe radiation poisoning."
- William Scranton
(Related: People, Hospitals, Schools)

"The advantage that hospitals have over other institutions is that hospitals are community-based. You can't outsource your work; you can't move your emergency department to Pakistan."
- Mark Shields
(Related: Work, Community, Hospitals)

"But, also, before I even go on the Medicare prescription drug debate, I always tell the folks in rural Illinois, and I represent 30 counties south of Springfield down to Indiana and Kentucky, that in this bill is the best rural package for hospitals ever passed."
- John Shimkus
(Related: Debate, Hospitals, Kentucky)

"I would say colonialism is a wonderful thing. It spread civilization to Africa. Before it they had no written language, no wheel as we know it, no schools, no hospitals, not even normal clothing."
- Ian Smith
(Related: Civilization, Hospitals, Language, Schools)

"It is amazing that people who think we cannot afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, and medication somehow think that we can afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, medication and a government bureaucracy to administer it."
- Thomas Sowell
(Related: Government, People, Bureaucracy, Doctors, Hospitals)

"I'd come out of the army after five years as a medic. I was a medical administrator and we ran hospitals, and I was a Captain in the army at the end, in 1945."
- Eli Wallach
(Related: Medical, Army, End, Hospitals, Years)

"I would like to promote the concept of a partnership of insurance companies, physicians and hospitals in deploying a basic framework for an electronic medical records system that is affordable."
- Samuel Wilson
(Related: Medical, Hospitals, Partnership, Physicians)