As a sequel to my last post on Hospitals, I am planning an article on my dear friend, the heroic Dr. Patch Adams
, who has been spreading a healing through humanism, laughter and arts message around the world for over 30 years. See http://www.patchadams.org/
. Also Patch (#=his signature is a "patch") has been planning to build a model hospital in West Virginia and says "we enter our 33rd year without having broken ground" but also stating that "simply being in an idealist quest is its own reward". The movie Patch Adams
starring Robin Williams www.patchadams.com
circa 1998 garnered worldwide attention to the real Patch but did not stimulate the funding to build Patch's beloved humanistic hospital. I believe Patch's time has arrived so as he says "cough it up ($) now"!
(Right now I am fully engaged in a battle to keep probably the best 19th century American Painting -Thomas Eakins' "The Gross Clinic"
in Philadelphia. The Philistine healthcare leaders at Thomas Jefferson University and Hospital are attempting to sell it to of all people- Wal-Mart heirs in Bentonville Arkansas for 68 million dollars)More on Patch Adams and his many projects soon.
Dr. Rick Lippin