Not reassuring to patients, is it? Glad this isn't my hospital!


This is probably not what you need to see just before going into surgery — vultures loitering outside the hospital window.

“I’ve had patients tell me, ‘Doc, it’s not very reassuring,’ ” joked John Kroner, a surgeon at Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin.

Up to a half dozen turkey vultures are spending their days on ledges and windowsills of the three-story glass and brick building at 575 W. River Woods Parkway in Glendale, which is along Port Washington Road, south of Hampton Ave.

You’ll never see a TV commercial showing vultures circling a hospital. (“We help our patients to carry on, while our vultures help themselves to carrion.”)
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