hello! I come to you far less jet lagged than my last post and having completed my first day at Papageorgiou.
a bit about the hospital
Papageorgiou is one of the main public hospitals in Thessaloniki and holds a total of 800 beds. It is run by a board of 7 directors, has 30 clinics and sees about 71,500 patients each year. The department layouts are very similar to the United States with a central nurses station and surrounding rooms. Today, I met with Dr. Rudolf Jobst who is the head of the stroke unit and a senior neurologist at the hospital. It was the first hospital to use thrombolysis procedure for the treatment of acute ischemic strokes in Greece and is still one of the few centers in the country to offer this treatment. I also had the pleasure of meeting the director of the department Dr. Maria Kotinopoulou. I spent the majority of my day in the emergency clinic of the gynecology department observing and learning about various cases.
what else i did today
After we finished up at the hospital we went on a walk in the city center and spent some time by the sea. We then had lunch/dinner (they call it lunch but its at 5 which is 100% dinner for me) at a seafood restaurant.
i will check back in later