BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Why are so many TV shows set in hospitals?
Because they are the setting for some of the funniest and most theatrical situations. As some of the drama relates to life and death, healthcare professionals often count on humor to lift their spirits and make work less stressful.
Julie Ryan, an entrepreneur and inventor of surgical devices, has created the new website FunnySurgeryStories.com, a HIPAA-compliant place for operating room pros to enjoy and share amusing work stories. The site, to be launched in mid-March, is currently accepting stories and videos that can be uploaded on its "coming soon" page.
Even more: the site features an on-going "soap opera" podcast "As the Scalpel Slices™," where visitors can listen to weekly episodes, comment and vote on next week's storyline. "OR Funnies™" allows visitors to upload video stories about their surgery experiences. In the "Witless Protection Program™," visitors can share written stories about funny events taking place in their operating rooms.
"Some of the best jokes and stories come out of the OR," Ryan said. "Laughter is a great stress reliever and we can all imagine how tense the OR can be and is. It's my hope that FunnySurgeryStories.com, a site designed for quick, easy accessibility, provides a welcome break for OR staffers and doctors."
FunnySurgeryStories.com membership is free. Funny Surgery Stories is on Facebook and Twitter @funsurgstory.
About Julie Ryan, Creator of FunnySurgeryStories.com
Julie Ryan, an inventor, author and entrepreneur, is a graduate of The Ohio State University. Ryan, who has spent the last 30 years in the hospital supply industry, holds several patents on surgical devices. Her inventions are sold both through licensing agreements with global medical companies and through companies owned by her. http://www.FunnySurgeryStories.com