THURSDAY FEBRUARY 11, 2010
This week I read an intriguing article about how Wawas are usually successful in staying open in the worst of weather conditions. Hospitals, nursing homes and rehabilitation facilities are like Wawas in that respect, except they have been doing it longer. (By the way, for my friends outside the region, Wawas are like 7-Elevens except they seem to be on every corner in central and southern New Jersey. Wawas are good for a good cup of coffee, a loaf of bread, milk, or if you are so inclined, a hoagie – or sub if you prefer.) You might say they provide comfort food. New Jersey’s healthcare facilities provide comfort to their patients. They have plans in place long before the big storm hits to ensure that they will have adequate staff, supplies and utilities to ensure that quality patient care continues…even if the rest of New Jersey is enjoying a snow day.