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hospital group?
« on: April 06, 2019, 04:15:21 PM »

OKAY SO THIS
i've talked about it more today and it's like a chill group in a hospital and they don't really make allies or enemies? they're nice to everyone and they're a group for mainly healer-y people, or people who just want to help others in this big bad world. they abstain from all conflict and regardless of who's right or wrong in the situation, they go by the hippocratic oath and help anyone who needs it without making judgements. they're located in one of the places that last had power, and the group kind of formed of the townspeople when the power went out, so the hospital and the area around it has been maintained really well instead of getting looted and falling into disarray. they've managed to fend off raiders and they still have a lot of their supplies. obviously expired medications were thrown out and everything, but they have supplies like gauze and needles and things like that.

regular members would receive like cpr training regularly, and they'd have a massive library so that, in theory, anyone who'd want to learn to become a doctor or a nurse could spend a few years working under one and receive medical training and education. obviously it wouldn't be perfect, but it would be better than anyone teaching themselves.
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Re: hospital group?
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2019, 04:28:21 PM »
I probably wouldn’t join since my muse can be v v fickle but like bro I’m down for this
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tell me, what good would that do?

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Re: hospital group?
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2019, 04:44:12 PM »
It sounds like a cool idea, though I'm already hekka swamped with characters, so I probably wouldn't have the time or muse to join.
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Re: hospital group?
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2019, 07:18:35 PM »
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Re: hospital group?
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2019, 07:21:07 PM »
im impulsive and have no self control so count me in
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Re: hospital group?
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2019, 10:26:32 PM »
i have a half written guide that i will
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Re: hospital group?
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2019, 07:43:12 AM »
i am very interested Also holy shit

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Re: hospital group?
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2019, 12:55:31 PM »
the guide!! the discord link within is also working, for anyone interested in joining!

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S P R I N G F I E L D
CHATTING          PLOTTING          DISCORD
a hospital stands. the town surrounding it is small and quaint, abandoned but not in disarray, and bodies move through the halls of the hospital at all hours. nurses still wear scrubs, doctors still wear lab coats, and there is still some degree of humanity within these people after all of these years. they abstain from the violence and chaos that has overtaken their neighbors; they remain kind, dedicated to helping others.

this is springfield.
territory
the town of springfield was among the last places to lose power, and even as the electricity diminished, the town held itself together the best it could. because of this, the hospital, and the area around it, are in surprisingly good conditions, holding a strong resemblance to it's pre-blackout status. sure, the windows don't get cleaned and the lawn isn't mowed regularly, but they keep the roads free of debris and repair damage to the hospital regularly. because the hospital was always inhabited and maintained, it has remained unlooted and in remarkable condition to this day.

springfield general hospital is a seven floor high hospital building. on the first floor, there is a large cafeteria and kitchen that, while it has largely been changed to accommodate a lack of electricity and gas, is still functional and active. the first floor has many hospital rooms and operating theaters in the event of medical emergencies, and while the mortality rate is high, it's remarkably low in comparison to medical interventions elsewhere, as the group has maintained some degree of sterility in these areas, and has a large quantity of preserved supplies for use, ranging from gravity drips and gauze to gloves and masks. elsewhere on the first floor is a gym that has remained well used, and while the treadmills are no longer powered, most of the equipment doesn't require power and works very nicely.

also on the first floor is a large foyer in the center of the building, leading to the entrance of the hospital. this area has high windows letting in natural sunlight, and in the center is a former fountain that has now become a small flower garden. around it are dozens of small couches and chairs, originally intended for doctors and visitors alike to be able to sit to talk or think. meetings are regularly held here.

on the second floor, there is a rather massive library, as well as various training supplies. there is free access to the books within the library, though they're almost entirely composed of medical textbooks, and there are various training devices to teach surgeries, injections, and cpr on. also on the second floor are a number of rooms with machines that are currently unusable, ranging from x-rays to ultrasounds and everything in between. while there is some hope held out for future use of solar panels to power these machines in times of need, those hopes are little more than science fiction currently. there are also countless storage rooms with things ranging from often expired medications to supplies.

starting on the third floor and above, the floors are filled with hospital rooms previously for admitted patients that have, over time, been fixed to be more homely. iv poles and machinery were removed and stored elsewhere, leaving the rooms with relatively comfortable beds that can easily be adjusted for comfort, rooms having a number of chairs and couches for guests, as well as each room having it's own adjoined bathroom. many people in rooms have taken in desks and chairs from emptied offices and conference rooms and brought them into their room, as well as outside pieces like artwork, exercise equipment, and other things.

beyond the hospital, there is a massive parking lot full of parked cars, unusable but still present; beyond the parking lot is a parking garage with more cars, parked and weather worn. however, many of the vehicles have locks that can be easily picked (or keys found in the valet stand, though good luck locating them), and within are untouched scenes and treasures from the old world. coats on seats, magazines and books tossed in the back seat, tools and badges. while there's rarely anything of much use, it's a treasure trove for anyone looking to think about the old world, or read old magazines from another life.

around the hospital there is some decorative forestry that, surprisingly, the group has kept up on. bushes are often trimmed, plants watered, and trees cared for. beyond the decorations lies the small, quaint town of springfield, with thousands of homes and businesses. while inhabitants of the hospital generally remain only in the hospital, occasional trips are made out to scavenge for little things like clothes and books. there are things like occasional fruit trees in a back yard that are often harvested, but the homes and businesses are never inhabited.

the group is largely mindful of caring for the town and not ruining it. while there is little upkeep on the homes, bashing windows or ruining homes is highly frowned upon. these were once people's lives, and the group, as a whole, as unanimously agreed that destroying them is disrespectful. however, locks are picked and clothes are often removed from closets, and supplies are carefully picked off of store shelves and carted back to the hospital. there are a few pharmacies in the town that were immediately, albeit neatly, drained of supplies and brought back to the hospital for the sake of their supply.

at the edge of town, there is a cemetery, springfield cemetery. while headstones are difficult to produce, graves are still dug and names are engraved into stones for the sake of paying respect to the deceased. when there is a death in the group, it is common for the group as a whole to hold a proper funeral and burial of the body.
history
springfield was one of the last places with power, losing it only in february of 2032. the townspeople has largely expected this to happen, and as such, they had begun to fortify and renovate the local hospital, which was inhabited by the sick and the disabled, filled with staff who were determined to do their best to aid these patients. while the loss of electricity caused many of these patients to unfortunately pass away due to a loss of medications and necessary life support, many members of the hospital staff remained. within weeks, most of the townspeople who hadn't fled had migrated to the hospital, inhabiting empty rooms, and taking on duties of the staff members who'd left. the people of springfield had become a community, and by the time june rolled around, they'd begun officially calling themselves springfield.

the head of surgery, david daniels, became the official leader. many people looked to him for support, as he was the most skilled doctor left, and his dedication to the hospital was unparalleled. he helped the group maintain order, the picture of composure, and more so, he put an emphasis on the preservation of humanity and some sense of normalcy. they still trimmed the hedges of the hospital, they treated the town with respect, and they held fast to the hippocratic oath the doctors had originally taken, not extending it to any member who wished to work in medical. they began training townspeople interested in helping, and while anyone who arrived with negative intentions were disabled, the group never killed. offers of alliances were often extended, but springfield never participated, remaining varying degrees of friendly with other groups, and even in times of conflict, they took no sides, only helping anyone who needed it without bias.

there was a large raid in november of 2035 by a group of rogues who were intent on claiming the fortress of the hospital and the supplies within. while springfield prevailed, there were numerous casualties, nearly half of members losing their lives, including david. in his dying moments, he left the group to anton carmichael, a gifted young surgeon who'd studied under david for many years. he made anton swear to continue to lead in the same manner, remaining unbiased and making the group a home to all.

there was a mass funeral the next day, and the bodies were buried, and the group unanimously agreed that anton would make a fine leader. he was intelligent and skilled, and he'd been something of a son to david, making him the best person to lead in david's memory.

anton stepped up to the plate, a bit uneasy as a young man who'd only recently finished his surgical residency, but he quickly proved himself a good leader, remaining the picture of calm under pressure, difficult to lie to or manipulate. he took up david's post as a teacher especially, training anyone interested in medicine and if someone was interested in another specialty, or more interested in nursing, he helped them find a mentor better suiting their needs. all members were taught basic cpr and field medicine, and while there were members officially in fighting roles for the sake of protecting the group, unnecessary and excessive violence was never allowed.

anton carmichael has been the leader of springfield since 2035, with a relatively steady and unchanging leadership since then.
traditions
vigil  it is custom that, after a death of a member, anyone who knew the member or was involved in the death sits vigil in the foyer over the night, spending the night talking about the member and recalling stories. this is used to both pay respects to the life they lived, as well as help the members themselves through the grief. while it's not mandatory, it is largely frowned upon and seen as selfish to not participate. often, people who didn't even have an affiliation with the member will attend to learn about and pay respects to someone they didn't know. often, but not always, older members will have an alcoholic drink during the vigil, particularly for members who were of drinking age when passing away; this is often referred to as sharing the last drink, and toasts are often made in the name of the member.

fake flowers  when someone is injured or otherwise recovering in a hospital room, it is tradition for those close to the member to bring them fake flowers in a vase; if there is no one close to them, oftentimes nurses or their doctor will bring them the flowers. it's considered a manner of wishing the person an easy recovery, as the fake flowers never die, and hopefully this person won't either.

sixty seconds of silence  this tradition takes place after someone passes away during an operation. once the surgeon calls the time of death, for that moment and the next sixty seconds, anyone present is expected to remain silent for sixty seconds. while this originated with david daniels, who felt they needed to give the deceased sixty seconds to say their goodbyes, it has become a tradition regardless. those present who are religious pray, while others use the sixty seconds to calm themselves.

the oath  all members working under medical, not only doctors but nurses and aids as well, are required to take springfield's version of an altered hippocratic oath:
❝I swear to fulfill, to the best of my ability and judgment, this covenant:
❝I will respect the hard-won scientific gains of those in whose steps I walk, and gladly share such knowledge as is mine with those who are to follow. I will apply, for the benefit of the sick, all measures that are required, avoiding those twin traps of overtreatment and therapeutic nihilism. I will remember that there is art to medicine as well as science, and that warmth, sympathy, and understanding may outweigh the surgeon's knife or the chemist's drug. I will not be ashamed to say "I know not," nor will I fail to call in my colleagues when the skills of another are needed for a patient's recovery.
❝I will respect the privacy of my patients, for their problems are not disclosed to me that the world may know. Most especially must I tread with care in matters of life and death. If it is given me to save a life, all thanks. But it may also be within my power to take a life; this responsibility must be faced with great humbleness and awareness of my own frailty. Above all, I must not play at God.
❝I will remember that I do not treat a fever chart, a wound, but a sick human being, whose illness may affect more than only this person. My responsibility includes these related problems, if I am to care adequately for the sick. I will prevent disease whenever I can, for prevention is preferable to cure. I will remember that I remain a member of society, with special obligations to all my fellow human beings, those sound of mind and body as well as the infirm.
❝If I do not violate this oath, may I enjoy life and art, respected while I live and remembered with affection thereafter. May I always act so as to preserve the finest traditions of my calling and may I long experience the joy of healing those who seek my help.❞
internal laws
these are the rules the group and the members within it are expected to obey. while springfield does not believe in punishment with pain, they do have rooms in what was once the psych ward that those who intentionally disobey may find themselves in for a period of time.

— everyone is to be treated equally, no matter what gender, religion, sexuality, race, or any other differential factors. regardless of things they've done in their past, every person is to be offered medical aid regardless, and anyone wishing to turn over a new leaf is to be offered that chance.
— with the exception of extenuating circumstances, outsiders are forbidden from entering the hospital until they have been disarmed.
— fighting is not permitted under any circumstances. any verbal disagreements should be settled calmly, and if neither party can do so, the discussion should be mediated by someone else.
— anyone caught taking supplies for recreational use is to be immediately punished.
— attacking outsiders unless the outsider proves themselves to be hostile is not tolerated under any circumstances. even in the case of past disagreements, things are to be handled civilly and all sides of the situation must be assessed. intentional harm of others in punishable by imprisonment or even exile from the group.
— violence towards other groups is not allowed, and springfield is never to take sides in conflict. if a staff member feels they cannot help someone without bias, they must step away from the situation and allow someone else to step in.
heirarchy
leader the person in charge of springfield. this is an established member, and this member is almost always someone in the medical field who has taken the oath.
currently anton carmichael

second the leader's second in command. this is someone the leader highly trusts and believes will make a good leader after they pass away or retire. however, this does not mean automatic ascension, as the group as a whole must accept this person as leader.
currently none

the board of directors these are highly trusted members with authority that the leader often meets with an holds discussions with. active participants in the group, these members are people of all paths, from medical staff to guards to regular civilians, and are people who have proven themselves loyal and trustworthy.
currently none

the board of advisors a semi-high position, these are members who have shown great potential and are trusted by the leader. this is usually a stepping stone rank for directors, and those in this role also come from all paths.
currently none

guards these are members trained in fighting and considered highly skilled. often carrying weapons, they keep springfield safe, but know better than to use excessive force.
unlimited

staff these are the medical staff of springfield, ranging from doctors to nurses to aids, and everything in between. all of these members have taken the oath and abstain from violence unless under attack, choosing to heal over harm. there are two sub-roles: apprentices, who are studying under a member of the staff to learn the specialty, and mentors, well trained staff members who are passing their knowledge on to an apprentice.
unlimited

civilians these are members of springfield that have no interest in working as staff or guards. often taking up jobs like cleaning, cooking, gardening, and scavenging the town, many have skill sets that, while lacking an official role, provide the lifeblood of springfield.
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Re: hospital group?
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2019, 01:04:25 PM »
Y’know on second thought
I rlly wanna join

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« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2019, 01:18:17 PM »
did i seduce u with my guide
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