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2007-06-24 09:00:59

By Joan Fleischman, The Miami Herald Jun. 24--Dr. Enrique Davila, former director of Mount Sinai Medical Center's Comprehensive Cancer Center, blasts the Miami Beach hospital and its fundraising foundation in a five-page letter. He claims Mount Sinai cares more about executives' compensation than patients. Mount Sinai CEO Steven Sonenreich calls Davila a "superb physician," but says the letter is filled with "exaggerations and misrepresentations." Sinai provides top-notch care, he says....


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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