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Thursday, March 5, 1987
Life and love
Betty Ford Center
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"Perhaps if a junky could keep him
self in a constant state of kicking the
habit, he would live to be a pheno
menal age "
William S. Burroughs
Out in the California desert, there's a
place where alcoholics, cocaine addicts
and other victims of uncontrollable
controlled substances congregate. Any kind
of addiction is hardly something to laugh at,
unless it's being treated at the place I'm
The Betty Ford Center
"I didn't do this intentionally," Betty Ford
says in this week's issue of People magazine.
"I didn't set out in life to be an alcoholic and
build the Betty Ford Center."
What makes the Betty Ford Center trans
cend typical spas and clinics is the fact that
it's the only place in the country where you
can see Dean Martin trying to squeeze the
cognac out of some tragic young starlet's
baked Alaska. It's the only place where Helen
Reddy's ex-husband can be seen trying to
kick booze. And it's also the only place where
singerballerinapoetwitch Stevie Nicks can
be seen going through the horrors of cocaine
Picture this scene:
"Just one little snort!" Stevie cries.
"Forget it," snaps Betty Ford.
Stevie stands up, shakes tremulously and
starts to perform a ballet number while she
hums "Stand Back" and twirls around in her
lace-frocked hospital gown.
"That's it, sweetie let all that tension
out," Betty coos softly. "You don't need
cocaine. You're a poet and a ballerina ... a
sensitive artist! You have fans who love you.
You don't need those awful drugs."
"That's right," says Liz Taylor, stepping
into the room as Liza Minnelli grabs at her
"Just one," Liza begs breathlessly.
"Liza, stop that!" Liz snarls, slapping the
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Daila Bumanis is the assistant director of Food Services at Bryan
Hospital. Together with seven registered dietitians, plus 89 other employees,
Daila plans and meets the nutritional needs of an entire hospital.
Patients . . . staff. . . and guests.
For a week, that's about 14,000 meals. No small potatoes.
And the job gets done . . . fifty-two weeks a year. This requires
department of dedicated, caring employees. Cooks. Bakers. Dish
washers. Tray line and cafeteria workers. And dietetic interns.
It involves purchasing food, planning diets and preparing meals
from Bryan's own centralized food service.
Though Daila and the food service department are
responsible for preparing sound, nutritional meals for an entire
hospital, they care about details. Like adding a slice of birthday
cake on a patient's tray. And that's a nice way to be treated.
Of course, Daila Bumanis isn't alone. At Bryan Hospital our
entire staff prides itself on making todays health care better. It's
a dedication to improving your health . . . with an unending - . X , lT
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You won't find people like Daila Bumanis just anywhere. x .
You will find them at Bryan Hospital.
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