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January 16, 2009
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Society of Hospital Geriatric Department DirectorsI sent a copy of our new P&P manual to Dr. Levey. He sent this response, and I am forwarding it to the appropriate people in our Medical Center. Nearly everyone is available next Friday. Just my opinion, but I think this meeting would be a waste of everybody’s time. The policy and procedure is a negotiated document, and we aren’t going to change anything as a result of this meeting! This section needs to be greatly expanded. We need to clarify the policy when two employees request the same days off, with one a full- time employee and the other part-time. 2200 Fernwood Rd. Bethesda, MD 20201 301-555-0162 Saginaw Bay Medical Center 1500 Jordan Lake Dr. Saginaw, MI 48602 The Society of Hospital Geriatric Department Directors maintains a Watch Group to ensure that geriatrics departments in the U.S. will be able to attract quality employees in sufficient numbers. As part of our commitment to developing the best employees, we examine the policies and procedures manuals of all hospitals that have geriatrics departments. Michael Ziadeh, M.D., Director of Geriatrics at your medical center, contacted me when the rough draft of your new Policies and Procedures manual was distributed to your staff for comments. After reading Section 3.1:I:B (vacation days) and Section 3.2:III (holidays), I understand Dr. Ziadeh’s concern for the future of the geriatrics department and other departments because of the vagueness of the policies for part- time employees.
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