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Silent Treatment Saves Lives

When registered nurse Imelda Corea dons a fluorescent yellow sash and starts on her rounds distributing medicine to patients, her coworkers at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in West Los Angeles won’t speak to her.

The silent treatment is just fine with Corea. In fact, she calls it “sacred.”

It’s part of a Kaiser requirement, in place since 2008, that personnel must wear colored sashes when dispensing medication.