San Juan Regional Medical Center Complaint - Causing a big stink!
FARMINGTON, NEW MEXICO -- My wife has life long asthma. She controls it fairly well. But on occasion, she'll get sick and her asthma symptoms are heightened. The complaint she has the most, and sadly I cannot relate, is that when she is having these attacks any strong perfume or cologne makes it UNBEARABLE! I'm not allowed to wear aftershave, cologne, etc...no bathroom airfreshners, table top cleaners, etc...I've spoken to other asthmatics and they share the same sentiment. The first thing that we noticed upon checking in at the hospital was the strong perfume odor every nurse carried. It was almost as if they were having a contest as to which could saturate themselves the most. We asked if they had any "neutral" nurses, and they just about laughed in our faces. During my travels through this crazy universe of ours, I made a temporary stop and was employed in the cardiopulmonary department of a hospital. It was policy for all staff to not wear perfume or cologne because of it's overbearing and intrusive tendencies towards others "air space". This has happened on several trips to the E. R. and so forth. I'm not sure what department would handle such a complaint? Who would I have to talk to or lobby against to incorporate this policy? Any suggestions would be helpful.