Billings, MT High 94 Low 62
Not a lot happening here in Billings. The kids get back tonight so my dog sitting position will be over. Zoey is really a sweet dog but I will be glad to be back in my own bed.
Jim took the truck in for yearly maintenance items. Since he retired as the Parts Manager at Denny Menholt Chevrolet, they treat him really good. It also gives him a chance to go visit with all the guys he worked with or those that worked for him.
We are headed out in the morning towards Helena, MT. Jim needs to do some fishing over that way. And I am more than ready to get out of this drive-way. It’s been fun being able to see some old friends and it’s amazing how rapidly the time does go when you look back on it. The wedding was wonderful, but it’s time to move on.
Watching the National news this morning, they had a piece on hospital safety. Consumer Reports put out a list of the top ten hospitals in the country. They ranked 1,159 hospitals in 44 states based on data and interviews with patients, hospital staff and safety experts.
The Billings Clinic came in at the top of the list, with 72 points out of 100 possible. This is where I had my colonoscopy done. I thought that was pretty reassuring. However, 72 out of 100 still isn’t very good and the Physician in Chief at the Clinic acknowledged that they still had a lot of work to do because 72 wasn’t acceptable.
More than half of the rated hospitals received a score below 50. Sure hope this is a wake-up call for them.