Hospitals are very extreme places - you can be in a maternity room one minute, and by someone's bedside as they're dying the next.
If you're having dinner with friends and they're always on the phone or always texting, it's just impolite. Unless it's something important - like someone is in the hospital or something - don't do it.
I think that's probably the most devastating thing - when someone who is larger than life winds up a shadow of themselves in a hospital bed.
A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running.
El peuperismo es el hospital del ejército del trabajo
Someone loves us all.