I know that sounds shocking, but after reading this mom's story. I have to say I agree wholeheartedly. The very fact that most hospitals (not all, there are some awesome ones out there) don't view their patients as people is disturbing. You just become a number. The lack of communication in this case was disturbing beyond belief. What is the purpose of all those clipboards outside patients rooms if no one is actually taking a minute to really read them?