Showing posts from October, 2012

San Francisco Giants in the World Series: So Much Love in the City!

I've already touched on the World Series on Cheap Social Worker (don't forget to get your free tacos), but after last night I felt the need to expand on it on this blog! My apologies to Detroit Tigers fans!

Yesterday, I decided to take a trip to AT&T Park. Being the cheap social worker that I am, I didn't have $500 to spare for World Series tickets. I also didn't wake up early enough to camp out for a spot at the right field keyhole. Instead, I figured I would walk around, get a shirt, get some food, take in the sights, and find a TV to watch the game. Boy, was it an experience!

Outside the park was a party in itself. Mobs of people were congregated behind makeshift sportscaster sets in an attempt to get on TV. Radio stations were handing out free signs. Various companies were handing out free lanyards, black and orange beads, and coupons. Artists and other vendors were milling around trying to sell Giants gear.

The crowds thinned out a little by game time,…

Steal a Base, Get a Free Taco!

The World Series is in full swing here in the Bay Area. It's absolutely amazing and wonderful how a sports team can unite one of the most diverse cities in the country. As I was walking down the street tonight wearing my Giants shirt, I was stopped by people of various ethnic and linguistic backgrounds wanting to know the score. Things like these make me love living in the Bay Area even more!

Anyway, as part of a promotion, Taco Bell is offering free Doritos Locos Tacos to everyone if someone steals a base during the World Series. Since Angel Pagan stole second base during the bottom of the 8th inning tonight, everyone can now enjoy a free taco on 10/30/12 from 2-6pm. Yes, this also includes Detroit Tigers fans. Thank you, Angel Pagan!

Enjoy, and GO GIANTS!

Happy National Case Management Week!

October 14-20 marks National Case Management Week, acknowledging the efforts of case managers working in the healthcare setting. Case managers provide a multitude of services, including resource management, clinical assessment/review, discharge planning, counseling, and patient advocacy. These individuals include physicians, nurses, social workers, and other allied fields.

 This year's slogan for National Case Management Week is "Patient-Oriented, Outcome-Driven". As hospitals face changing laws and increasingly complex patients, case managers are becoming more important in ensuring that individuals and families receive high quality yet cost-effective services.

The case managers I work with are some of the most dedicated people I know. These hardworking individuals can be found behind the scenes working long hours with high case loads to ensure that patients receive the care they need. Case management is indeed a thankless job that is not always acknowledged or seen b…