Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionHaving seen negative and positive reports about experiences at Ellis Hospital, I had the misfortune of visiting a cousin who had spent over 20 days at this facility. My first contact was in the Ellis Hospital E-wing, which I was told is an intensive-care-type Unit. My cousin was treated rather poorly, from not getting proper nutritional support to obtaining no food at all. Attempting to remedy the no food situation on a particular day, I was told. “We have had an emergency and were very busy.” This is while all staff were making rounds with the doctor and plenty of people around to do something. But none took the extra step to proceed.He was then transferred to A-wing, sixth floor. Sorry to say the experience was no better. The staff is very friendly and is trying to help everyone. However on Feb 11, breakfast was not delivered until 11:30 a.m. This would be OK if he had to fast or have tests preformed. But that wasn’t the case. We questioned the staff why no food and they contacted the Dietary Department. The answer was food staff is very busy. They were so busy that breakfast never came up to this patient until 11:30 a.m. and lunch was sent up at 12:30 p.m.?Having been a director of a couple of departments at a hospital in Amsterdam for the better part of 40 years, I believe I have a working knowledge of what’s acceptable and what’s not in a hospital environment. This is totally unacceptable. No one even came up with crackers or a dish of ice cream.In the past, being biased as a former hospital manager, I took the negative writings about Ellis as just an unfortunate incident. But when so many of these incidents occur and are reported, a trend emerges. This trend is that Ellis needs to shake up management and staff to pull out of this downward spiral.Robert G. NicolellaRotterdamMore from The Daily Gazette:Car hits garage in Rotterdam Sunday morning; Garage, car burnFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation
Offshore Energy is pleased to welcome the Netherlands Wind Energy Energy Association (NWEA) as supporting partner to the exhibition and conference.“Offshore wind plays a major role at Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference. In the midst of the energy transition, in which offshore wind will be vital, creating partnerships and learning from best practices is necessary. This is why we are so pleased to welcome NWEA a supporting partner,” said Philip Mulder, Business Development Manager at Offshore Energy.The Netherlands Wind Energy Association (NWEA) is the Dutch sector association uniting the wind sector in the Netherlands and working to increase and accelerate sustainable wind energy on land and at sea.Offshore Energy 2018Offshore Energy attracts a global audience of offshore energy professionals and features an exhibition where over 600 companies will showcase their products and services. Offshore Energy covers both the exploration and production of the conventional energy resources, oil & gas, and the renewable part of the energy mix such as offshore wind and marine energy. It is the place to find out where the future of energy is heading. Regarding wind OEEC which features the Offshore Wind Event and several thematic sessions catered to offshore wind professionals alongside the many exhibiting offshore wind companies
Following the sale of its non-utility U.S. natural gas storage facilities, U.S. energy company and LNG operator Sempra Energy continued to shed its assets.Sempra Energy said on Tuesday that it entered into an agreement to complete the sale of its remaining wind operating and development assets to American Electric Power (AEP) for $551 million in cash.Joseph A. Householder, president and COO of Sempra, stated, “The agreement to sell our U.S. wind assets along with the previously announced sales of our U.S. solar and natural gas storage assets are expected to generate approximately $2.5 billion in cash proceeds to support our growth plan as we strive to become North America’s premier energy infrastructure company.”To remind, Sempra completed the sale of its non-utility U.S. natural gas storage facilities last week to a unit of energy private equity firm ArcLight Capital Partners.Sempra initially agreed on the sale in early January for $328 million in cash. The assets included in the sale is the Mississippi Hub storage facility with a working capacity of 22.3 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of natural gas, and the Bay Gas storage facility with a working capacity of 20.4 Bcf of natural gas. Both facilities will be operated by ArcLight’s unit Enstor Gas.The company added on Tuesday that the sale of its unit Sempra Renewables would include seven wind projects in which the company is either the operator or has a stake in. AEP will also acquire all of Sempra Renewables’ wind projects currently in development.The sale is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2019.
He explains, “She’s pretty responsive. I usually get up before her and I send her the first message in the morning, and not one morning has gone by where I haven’t heard from her by 9 o’clock.”According to Glover, who noted the lack of fencing between pool and pond at the hotel, “I think she drowned.”Photos of the pool deck and patio show that it is not fenced in. In addition, a concrete bulwark separates that area from the pond.The hotel’s management they “are working with the family and the investigation.” Bremer adds that he first knew something was wrong when he did not hear from his wife on Thursday morning.Photo courtesy: Facebook A 37-year-old Utah woman who was reported missing on Thursday has been found dead behind a South Florida hotel.Officials pulled Kelly Glover’s body from the lake behind the Westin Hotel in Fort Lauderdale around noon on Saturday. She was last seen on surveillance video from the hotel, walking down the stairs with no shoes on at around 2 a.m. Thursday. She was staying at the hotel with a friend.Adam Bremer, Glover’s husband, and her family flew from Salt Lake City, Utah on Friday in order to help authorities with the search, according to reports.Fort Lauderdale Police searched the area with dogs, divers and helicopters on that day, but initially did not find Glover, who came to Broward on a work trip.“We’re all just still in shock,” says Melissa Glover, Kelly Glover’s younger sister. “We’re all grieving in our own way.”“Her friend went to bed early [on Wednesday],” Bremer told Miami television station WPLG on Friday. “My wife was still up and her friend woke up around 4 a.m. [on Thursday], and my wife was nowhere to be found and the door was left open.”Authorities do not suspect foul play in Glover’s death.