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(AL.com)   Shhhh, secret hospital; don't tell anybody. It has a Panera   (al.com) divider line
    More: Strange, Huntsville, Alabama, Construction, Storey, Building, 100-year history of the hospital, High-rise, Panera Bread, A Celebration  
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2709 clicks; posted to Main » on 22 Sep 2021 at 5:54 PM (4 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-09-22 4:17:00 PM  
So did they build the hospital around the Panera?  Or did Panera choose that location to mitigate ambulance costs?
 
2021-09-22 4:27:23 PM  
Yeah so?
It's been 10 years since I worked there but the hospital I worked at had a Chick Fila, A Starbucks, A Subway, an Arby's and a Wall Street Deli.
Keeping the Docs, Staff, and visitors happy and access to familiar food is important.
 
2021-09-22 6:19:53 PM  
You guys, this is pretty serious. We need to give that building the best Quinceanera ever.
 
2021-09-22 6:26:26 PM  
It's because it's an orthopedic surgery center/hospital: they don't want all the covids smeared over the insides or have people die inside.
 
2021-09-22 6:27:05 PM  
Every Panera around here is staffed by teenage proto-Karens. That's a frickin shame because I used to like their chicken salad on a bagel occasionally, and now I have to make that at home.
 
2021-09-22 6:32:05 PM  
Heck, the hospital my kids were born in had a McDonalds in it. After our second was born, my wife sent me down for a quarter pounder and fries.  A nurse saw the bag on the tray and threw it in the trash.
 
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2021-09-22 6:36:17 PM  

maxandgrinch: It's because it's an orthopedic surgery center/hospital: they don't want all the covids smeared over the insides or have people die inside.


It sounds like they're using it for capacity relief, so either they are putting COVID patients into it, or they're putting other patients into it so the COVID cases get more beds in the older part of the hospital.
 
2021-09-22 6:45:46 PM  
Enzo and ortho can often be converted to handle covid patients.  It's not ideal, but on a battlefield with waves of death, you improvise.  Even if the people charging into machine gun fire are idiots.
 
2021-09-22 6:46:19 PM  
Also most new hospitals have restraints and coffe and donuts from a national chain or two.
 
2021-09-22 6:46:23 PM  
Panera
They shred,
RIP Dimbulb Danny
 
2021-09-22 6:46:35 PM  
Cofveve I mean. Sorry I spelled it wrong
 
2021-09-22 6:49:22 PM  
I bet it still sloses at

morg: You guys, this is pretty serious. We need to give that building the best Quinceanera ever.


I'll bring the piñata.
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2021-09-22 6:50:14 PM  

aungen: Cofveve I mean. Sorry I spelled it wrong


Can I get hamberders too?
 
2021-09-22 7:01:15 PM  

optikeye: Yeah so?
It's been 10 years since I worked there but the hospital I worked at had a Chick Fila, A Starbucks, A Subway, an Arby's and a Wall Street Deli.
Keeping the Docs, Staff, and visitors happy and access to familiar food is important.


Dang, thats nice.  ours has a small onsite starbucks and your standard hospital cafeteria.  Its probably good for my pocketbook that we don't have the level options you mentioned.
 
2021-09-22 7:03:48 PM  

aungen: Also most new hospitals have restraints and coffe and donuts from a national chain or two.


I was surprised when I was restrained. Shocked really is that any way to treat someone?
 
2021-09-22 7:14:11 PM  

optikeye: Yeah so?
It's been 10 years since I worked there but the hospital I worked at had a Chick Fila, A Starbucks, A Subway, an Arby's and a Wall Street Deli.
Keeping the Docs, Staff, and visitors happy and access to familiar food is important.


If Wall Street Deli was my IP its logo would be a sandwich kiosk topped with a jumper.
 
2021-09-22 7:16:15 PM  

woodjf: aungen: Also most new hospitals have restraints and coffe and donuts from a national chain or two.

I was surprised when I was restrained. Shocked really is that any way to treat someone?


Some people pay extra to be restrained by nurses.
 
2021-09-22 7:16:58 PM  

phedex: optikeye: Yeah so?
It's been 10 years since I worked there but the hospital I worked at had a Chick Fila, A Starbucks, A Subway, an Arby's and a Wall Street Deli.
Keeping the Docs, Staff, and visitors happy and access to familiar food is important.

Dang, thats nice.  ours has a small onsite starbucks and your standard hospital cafeteria.  Its probably good for my pocketbook that we don't have the level options you mentioned.


The VA next door had the best hamburgers ever. It was odd because the hamburgers where basically par boiled and held on a steam service tray. You order the hamburger and they put it in this burger king like 'charbroil' machine on a conveyor belt. And they'd get all charred up. The combo of the 'sous vide' method of cook to safe temp in a flavorized bath...and hold...and the final char with the hamburger machine was excellent. (also it helped because the VA is/was stricter than most fast food places about quality of meat)
 
2021-09-22 7:17:20 PM  

woodjf: aungen: Also most new hospitals have restraints and coffe and donuts from a national chain or two.

I was surprised when I was restrained. Shocked really is that any way to treat someone?


Trust me.  Those hospital people know what they're doing.

Wacko: "I DEMAND to see all the rooms you guys are lying about being full!!!1!"
Orderly: "Here, here.  Have some restraint, Sir"
 
2021-09-22 7:24:11 PM  
UCLA Reagan : 6 choices of food places.
USC Keck : 2 , "Verde ", which makes giant burritos and other things ( my carne asada with black beans and spanish rice did not sit so well an hour later ) , a Panda Express , plus premade stuff like one can get at a 7-11 ( sammiches , etcetera ) and a starbucks.

Advantage - UCLA.
Plus Keck charges $14 to park in a structure, even with a handicapped placard. UCLA ( it has been years ) was free, even with valet.
 
2021-09-22 7:35:13 PM  

phedex: optikeye: Yeah so?
It's been 10 years since I worked there but the hospital I worked at had a Chick Fila, A Starbucks, A Subway, an Arby's and a Wall Street Deli.
Keeping the Docs, Staff, and visitors happy and access to familiar food is important.

Dang, thats nice.  ours has a small onsite starbucks and your standard hospital cafeteria.  Its probably good for my pocketbook that we don't have the level options you mentioned.


Do you have a VA nearby. Most urban medical complexes have a university and VA hospitial.
But here's a thing. The VA has a "CANTEEN" store. IT's tax free and has walmart type prices.
It's accessable for all people. Not just veterians.
I used to get basic work clothes there "Blue Shirt/Kakais/Tennis shoes" all tax free.
And for my Dad when he was ill at his home....you can get tax free cases of Ensure/Boost/MuslcleMilk etc

They also sold electronics. Again,State and federal tax free. Which is pretty nice for larger ticket items like iPhones etc.
The SO scored me a PS3 when they were practically unavailable for xmas time...no one thinks to check the local walk in VA 'canteen' store.
https://www.vacanteen.va.gov/VCSRetai​l​.asp

I think the online store and the physical store have different requirements. Walk ins in physical stores are open to anyone
 
2021-09-22 7:37:38 PM  
Suddenly I love misspelling things. But I still blame the toddler hanging on my arm :)
 
2021-09-22 7:54:39 PM  
Joking about hospital food is easy, but in all honesty the cafeteria of the local hospital where I went to college served some pretty outstanding food.  Their baked goods were best in town as far as I was concerned.

My favorite were the sugar-frosted blueberry muffins that were the size of small cantaloupes.

For $1.99 each....
 
2021-09-22 9:30:02 PM  

optikeye: The VA has a "CANTEEN" store. IT's tax free and has walmart type prices.


Weird and illegal?  I don't remember the details, but store for service members on Navy base San Diego required your military ID (for tax free shopping?).  A civie like me either couldn't buy stuff there at all or had to pay tax.  Those are the details I can't recall.  I never shopped there.
 
2021-09-22 9:30:24 PM  

EnzoTheCoder: Joking about hospital food is easy, but in all honesty the cafeteria of the local hospital where I went to college served some pretty outstanding food.  Their baked goods were best in town as far as I was concerned.

My favorite were the sugar-frosted blueberry muffins that were the size of small cantaloupes.

For $1.99 each....


You didn't go to St John's in Detroit.

I've never seen a group of employees who cares less.  I mean, cares so little that they didn't even ruin your food if you insulted it.  That is a level of not caring that amazed me.

Like, I'm impressed. Genuinely kinda admiring.  Still ... bad, bad food. If you could get some.
 
2021-09-22 9:31:29 PM  
Yeah there's also a Starbucks in there. But it's run by the same people.  So good luck getting anything that isn't easy and pre-made.
 
2021-09-22 9:35:27 PM  

SansNeural: optikeye: The VA has a "CANTEEN" store. IT's tax free and has walmart type prices.

Weird and illegal?  I don't remember the details, but store for service members on Navy base San Diego required your military ID (for tax free shopping?).  A civie like me either couldn't buy stuff there at all or had to pay tax.  Those are the details I can't recall.  I never shopped there.


It was a VA hospital. Not a base "Canteen" store. Big diffrence there.

Tho they did call the store the "Canteen" but it was open to all that walked in.
 
2021-09-22 10:54:57 PM  
How does Huntsville have a hospital with a "more than 100-year history" ??

Go back 90 years and Huntsville was just a wide spot in the road, was it not?

Any natives want to indignantly correct me?
 
2021-09-23 2:40:02 PM  

optikeye: phed


Theres a VA right next to the hospital I work at.

I didnt know any of these things.

Looking forward to taking a walk over there and checking things out! Never had a reason to before.
 
2021-09-23 3:27:37 PM  

phedex: optikeye: phed

Theres a VA right next to the hospital I work at.

I didnt know any of these things.

Looking forward to taking a walk over there and checking things out! Never had a reason to before.


Check the signage. They normally have a 'gift shop' in the lobby area which is basic gift shop hospital stuff.

But the one you want is the "Canteen Store" which has clothing, electronics. some jewelry, shoes, and toys.
A good place for xmas shopping.
is this your VA?
https://www.indianapolis.va.gov/visit​o​rs/canteen.asp
 
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