Sunday, March 25, 2007

Welcome World!

One of the pleasures of this blog is to check each morning on and see where people have come from to view it during the night. (StatCounter does this by viewing incoming ISPs, so it is not entirely accurate. It also just keeps a running total of the last 100 visitors -- unless you buy a larger log size.)

This morning's list included: Australia, Canada, Egypt, England, France, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovenia, and Spain. On other days, there are visitors from Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Benin, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Czech Republic, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cote D'ivoire, Denmark, Dubai, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Faroe Islands, Finland, Fiji, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Republic of Korea, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nepal, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, St. Vincent and The Grenadines, Scotland, Serbia and Montenegro, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, Zimbabwe, and somewhere in the Russian Federation.

Regardless of where you are, welcome! Come back often. Tell your friends. And, please, especially those from outside of the US, feel free to submit comments. Also, wherever you come from, please read the extraordinary writing in the post below.


Anonymous said...

Good morning,

Sorry not to be from anywhere more exotic than the Fenway neighborhood, so I hope I don't skew your stats.

I want to send a HUGE THANK YOU to the ER staff at BIDMC who provided my daughter with such excellent and loving care yesterday that I thought we were in a four star hotel (with medical facilities). My special thanks to Mike and Bob (poster guys for compassionate humour and caring); the triage folks and hospital admin and board who can inspire and encourage this sort of atmosphere.

Anonymous said...

Excellent! Thanks, Katie.

...and Fenway can be pretty exotic, too!

Unknown said...

Hello Mr. Levy,

I just wanted to say thank you for starting this blog and keeping it so intersting. I am a Health Services Administration student at the University of Central Florida and your blog is educational, interesting as well as eye opening. Thanks.

Domenico Savatta, M.D. said...

You may want to look into clustermaps, which keeps bullets for longer and yesterdays daily total.

The only disadvantage is you need to keep it visible on your site, but looks nice in the lower right hand column.

I was also surprised at how far away people come to my blog:

Anonymous said...

I am one of the foreing visitors, a Spanish GI surgeon, who worked as a research fellow in Surgery at the BIH back in 96.

I confess that I am trying to publicize your blog among our national hospital managers through my own blog at (a well-visited professional journal).

In Spain, we have a national health system and, therefore, there are some dramatic cultural differences with the American system, but our hospital managers face similar problems to those you present in your blog. But contrarily to what you do here, they try to be cautious with their opinions. I guess they are afraid of appearing weak and vulnerable if they openly state their reasons for their acts. You are showing us that they are severely mistaken. Thanks for being so thought-provoking
J.M. Mayol MD, PhD.

Anonymous said...

Gracias y bienvenidos, Dr. Mayol y amigos!