What would hospitals look like if nurses managed every part of their operation?


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Cue the New-Agey harp music and let’s take a trip to Imagination Place, shall we?

1. If nurses managed Med-Surg…
Our first stop will be the med-surg floor. Look: See all the nurses and patient care aides? The place is properly staffed! See how everybody’s smiling? We’ve put into place a 20-minute warning system for postsurgical patients’ arrival. See how everybody looks energetic and bouncy? That’s the espresso machine in the breakroom.

Next: If nurses managed Housekeeping…

Agatha Lellis
Agatha Lellis is a nurse whose coffee is brought to her every morning by a chipmunk. Bluebirds help her to dress, and small woodland creatures sing her to sleep each night. She writes a monthly advice column, "Ask Aunt Agatha," here on Scrubs; you can send her questions to be answered at

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