Published Feb 18, 1999
You are reading page 2 of Management wake up!!!
Ahhh Moonstone, you're living in the past. In todays healthcare market, the job of managers is to do whatever it tkaes to increase the bottom line. As I've told others what we have in our beds aren't patients, they're market shares. I was told that by an administrator where I worked in Ca. It would be nice if our voices would be heard, but it's the heads of HMO groups like Kaiser (who make millions of $)give to much to legislators so we will have to do more with less. The only solution I see is for family members to sue hospitals and hmos for multiple millions of $. Until these clowns get hit hard enough in the pocketbook, nothing will change. Or simply make them have the same insurance so when they or a family member comes in with a severe headache and high bp they won't be able to get a CT paid for because it's "not covered or needed" wind up with a CVA and long term, high cost care it will be justice. Oh, and have a new grad floating to the ICU to take care of them. No critical care experience taking the head of an HMO as a pt. Hopefully on a vent with a Nipride gtt. When the patient gets worse, smile and say "because of managed care, we don't have enough nurses " and leave them to think about what they've done
COME ON GUYS!!!!
Are you going to join in or are we just going to complain to each other forever?!?
Sophie and barton are doing something to help our patients and all of us. How about joining in??? THANKS!!!
Take a look at ALL the posts under "General Discussion-Topic: Reply to barton".
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It sounds like yuo are seriously understaffed. Don't worry about that place when it comes to your child. When all is said and done, yuor child comes first. No dying person ever said that they wished they had spent more time at the office.
Our administration came up with quite a solution!! Now, since all we do is complain they have decided to pull from our associate hospitals (or asend us there) to help staffing. Now we can be understaffed in a setting where we don't know where anything is or the policies, etc.
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