Is it true that Transplant Service has special permission to order all
their patient testing as a stat priority, while the other services use
routine to prioritize their patient’s testing needs?
Answer: This is not true.
I heard that tuition reimbursement for MUHA employees was dropped from
$7,500 a year to $5,250. Then I was told it was dropped to $1,750. When
looking in the human resources section of the intranet everything still
says $7,500 a year. So which is right?
MUHA’s Human Resources Policy #17, Tuition Assistance, was modified in
October 2008. The cap for tuition assistance did change from $7,500 per
calendar year to $5,250 per fiscal year (July 1 - June 30). The
modification to the cap amount applied to request for tuition
assistance for course work to be taken after the Oct. 6, 2008
effective date. Contact human resources at 792-9320 or your manager for
Where is the Department of Health and Environmental Control
(DHEC) rating sticker for the cafeteria posted? It is a legal
requirement that it be posted in a prominent place; yet, after walking
through the cafeteria recently I could not find it. I have heard that
the latest DHEC rating is a C.
Nov. 19, 2008, DHEC conducted an annual inspection on all food service
operations in the main university hospital. All seven retail outlets
maintained their A grade. The main kitchen was cited for several
non-serious deficiencies and received a B grade, which is posted on the
door leading into the kitchen as required by DHEC. All violations were
corrected within 48 hours of the inspection and are waiting
re-inspection. An A grade, again, is expected.
Once again, I wasted 20 minutes of my 30 minute lunch break in line for
a sizzlin' salad, only to find out that there was one person
working behind the counter during peak cafeteria lunch time and they
were out of chicken. Why don’t they put up a sign or something to alert
customers if an item has been sold out?
goal is to not ever run out of food during the busy lunch period but
unfortunately sometimes the cafeteria staff underestimate the quantity
to prepare. In this case, the other Theme Cuisine employee had gone
back to the kitchen to get more of the other offerings. In the
future, customers in line will be notified if an item has sold
Concerned about logging into the intranet
It’s more of a concern. I have been on several computers lately
and logged into the intranet to use them, “x’d” out when done, then
when going back into the intranet expecting to log in, it pops right
up. My thought is that it technically didn’t log me out. So then when I
hit the icon to use it again, I am still logged in. It concerns me
because what if someone goes to the computer after me and uses it for
improper reasons, and I am blamed because it was under my log on? If I
have to log in, someone should make the option for me to log out to
assure I am fully logged out.
Officials in the computer center need more information in order to
answer this question. Contact Ken Bowman at email@example.com or call
I heard the pharmacy offers a discount to employees. Is this true?
MUSC pharmacies offer a $3 per prescription discount for employees and
their family members who are insured with SHP Standard medical plan
(most people refer to it as the Blue Cross Blue Shield State plan),
e.g., a one-month supply of a generic drug would cost $7 instead of the
customary $10. The MUSC Ambulatory Pharmacy Services are able to
offer a discount to employees with the State Health Plan but accept all
MUSC insurances, as well as hundreds of others. Employees with the
State Health Plan are only able to obtain 90-day supply prescriptions
from any of the MUSC pharmacies or through mail order but pay a higher
price for mail order. MUSC Ambulatory Pharmacies also offer more than
300 generic medications at $4 for a typical 30-day supply or $10 for a
typical 90-day supply and a number of contraceptives at a discounted
price. For a listing of commonly used over the counter medications,
There are four locations on campus: Ashley River Tower Pharmacy— 8:30
a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, 876-5585; Hollings Cancer
Center—9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 792-6440; Rutledge
Tower Pharmacy—8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and 9 a.m.
to 1 p.m. on Saturday, 876-0259; University Hospital Pharmacy—8:30 a.m.
to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, 792-5220.
This is more of a suggestion. I work in Ashley River Tower and my
co-workers and I often go to the cafeteria. I love the build your own
salad bar. One suggestion I have though is to offer a smaller size
salad for a lower price. A lot of people can’t finish the salad that is
purchased for $5 and, therefore, food and money are wasted. If we could
get a salad that is half the size for half the price it would be great.
Also some regulation on the portion size would be appreciated. I was in
line behind someone the other day who got a salad twice the size of
mine for the same price.
Answer: A smaller salad with a reduced price will be available after the first of the year.
Reproduced from http://www.carc.musc.edu/rumormill
Friday, Jan. 9, 2009