Celebrity patients anyone? - page 3

Has anyone given any care to a celebrity? You don't have to give names.:D... Read More

  1. by   shelleybelle
    Originally posted by Furball
    I've taken care of 2 celebrities and my mouth is sealed....hubby doesn't even know.


    Woo hoo You get the HIPPA award!!
  2. by   LoisJean
    I have had the pleasure (and with one famous person in particular, the displeasure) of caring for some stellar individuals on national and international levels. But the most wonderful experience of all was caring for an elderly and very wise Native American Tribal Chief. His words of council to me were both prophetic and healing. I'll never forget him.

    Peace,
    Lois Jean
  3. by   sandgroper
    The Wiggles were playing in my town and one of their sidekicks took a fall on stage.

    Don't be envious...Dorothy the Dinosaur was my patient with a fractured tibia!!!
  4. by   lalaxton
    Just to let you know.... Last year a famous hockey coach (hey this is Canada, he is a celebrity!) was admitted to hospital. Yes it was in all the papers etc. so everyone knew where he was admitted and what for. It seems that two people accessed his info on the computer that were not authorized to, (I think a resident and or med student) and were found out and reprimanded (suspended without pay ? sorry dont really remember the details) My point is be careful trying to access info on your celebrities you are probably being watched!
    In our hospital is there is a patient admitted who many staff know such as a physician there is a warning screen that pops up if you try to access their info on the computer.
  5. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Even if the papers etc. state that someone is in the hospital, that is only rumor until someone there affirms it. There are those too who DON't follow the news who wouldn't know someone was in the hospital til they accidently heard it or read it somewhere.

    These guys have ENOUGH invasion of privacy; we don't need to add to it, AND it is STILL ILLEGAL.
  6. by   Gomer
    Celebs don't get admitted under their own name. We have over 100 made-up names/personal information for celebs. Employees have been fired over giving out names even after the celeb was dismissed.
  7. by   Audreyfay
    I was working in a hospital in Minneapolis when Prince's wife had her baby. I didn't know anything about it, until I saw him walking into the hospital when I was leaving, and saw the new blip on the TV. Put 2 and 2 together. he sure did look out of place in the general public.
  8. by   Flynurse
    Was anyone present when Micheal Jackson's children were born??? :chuckle:
  9. by   Nurse Ratched
    Originally posted by Flynurse
    Was anyone present when Micheal Jackson's children were born??? :chuckle:
    No, but I'm pretty sure *he* wasn't there when they were conceived, either .
  10. by   hogan4736
    Originally posted by Nurse Ratched
    No, but I'm pretty sure *he* wasn't there when they were conceived, either .
    this is okay, but using names isn't???

    Can you say "ethical" hypocrisy!

    we are all anonymous here...

    question: what's hippa?

    answer: a female hippo!

    relax everyone, no one is giving specific hospitals, and the stories are all in the past...
  11. by   Nurse Ratched
    Originally posted by hogan4736
    this is okay, but using names isn't???

    Can you say "ethical" hypocrisy!

    we are all anonymous here...

    question: what's hippa?

    answer: a female hippo!

    relax everyone, no one is giving specific hospitals, and the stories are all in the past...
    Um - just for reference, mine was a joke - I know nothing about Mickael Jackson's personal health stuff. Never been near the man to my knowledge.
  12. by   canoehead
    I've only heard the vicious rumors about celebrity admits from coworkers. Never actually been the nurse, but rumors are fun even if they aren't quite true.

    John Travolta's wife and he are exceptionally nice and family oriented people.

    Rod Stewart has some bizarre eating habits.

    Stephen King can be teasingly friendly, but also uses his celebrity pull- but used it on someone who wasn't all that impressed at one hospital. But they loved him anyway in the end.

    Christopher Reeve still has a really nice butt. (and eyes to swoon over)


    There, does that satisfy some celebrity gossip seekers?
  13. by   karenG
    ok have to ask- whats hippo????

    karen

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