Feb. 17, 2022

A shout out to small hospitals

"I’m a small-time doc in a small town, and I work at a small hospital in the Midwest, and I’m proud of it. The huge university hospitals (like Cleveland Clinic) get all the glory (especially in society and in the press), but small hospitals like...


"I’m a small-time doc in a small town, and I work at a small hospital in the Midwest, and I’m proud of it. The huge university hospitals (like Cleveland Clinic) get all the glory (especially in society and in the press), but small hospitals like mine drive this country.

It has been really weird working at a small hospital, where it seems like the emotions are more magnified than in the big city. A year ago, it seems like there was a local community group every day bringing food or treats for the hospital workers. Nationally, there was this outcry to recognize those in the medical field.

And, then, something changed. Now, for some reason, both nationally and locally, medical workers are seen as “the problem,” and there is a lot of negative emotion directed at us. And, it seems locally, like that negative emotion is magnified. Why did that happen, and how did we get here?"

Mike Sevilla is a family physician who blogs at his self-titled site, Dr. Mike Sevilla.

He shares his story and discusses his KevinMD article, "A shout out to small hospitals."

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