MUSC Rumor Mill separates fact from fiction
7th floor Ashley River Tower (ART) move
I heard that the plan is to move 7th floor ART to Charleston Memorial
Hospital when the 7th floor is converted to patient rooms. Is this
presently used for offices, the 7th floor of ART has always been
planned for patient care. The board of trustees has approved a phased
project to plan, program and design the new patient floor on ART-7.
That planning project will take several months to decide the specific
clinical use of the new patient floor and the impact on the medical
center. The offices on ART-7 will be relocated as recommended in the
planning project, but that won't happen for several months. The
planning and programming should be complete by the spring of 2010.
My unit managers are constantly begging for donations. First it was the
American Heart Association Heartwalk, and now a school supply drive.
Does MUSC have a policy on fundraisers or solicitation in the workplace?
Answer: Please see medical center policy concerning solicitation A-14 - Solicitation Sales, Displays and Exhibits (https://www.musc.edu/medcenter/policy/Med/A014.pdf)
The medical center does endorse certain fund raising that is in keeping
with the mission and that serves MUSC's best interests financially.
However, it’s understood there are many worthy causes and individuals
should not be unduly pressured to donate, as this is a personal
Do we have a new logo?
all MUSC logos have been revised to include a graphic representation of
ART, which serves as a symbol of MUSC’s future. Ideally, every area of
the university and clinical enterprise would be using the current logo
with the graphic icon of ART. Due to cost control measures during the
past year, the sheer size of the organization and the thousands of
places the logo appears, a gradual, phased in approach has been taken
as opposed to rapid mandatory adoption. A phased approach is not
uncommon with logo changes in very large organizations. Many steps have
been taken during the past year to inform employees about the logo
changes and to facilitate access to the new logos and graphic standards
governing their use. One of these initiatives is the MUSC Branding Web
site located at http://www.musc.edu/graphicstandards.
The site, which exists outside of the firewall, making it accessible to
employees and vendors alike, provides easy-to-download files of every
approved logo in a variety of formats, including jpeg, eps, tiff, and
png. The new logos were originally approved for use by the Office of
the President and hospital leadership. Enforcement is the
responsibility of each individual department, with the office of
Business Development & Marketing Services facilitating access to
the logos and providing guidance as needed.
I heard the cafeteria will not be serving plain wings again. Is there
any truth to this? I hope not because I really love the plain wings.
Answer: The cafeteria will be offering plain wings again along with the flavored ones the next time they are on the menu.
Today I was called into work at noon. When I went to park in the Hagood
lot, the lot was full. There was no place to park. Several other cars
were looking for a place to park as well. Then when I went to the
security box to ask where overflow parking was. I was told that I had
to either wait for a bus to come and hopefully someone got off and I
could get a spot, or I had to go and purchase a daily pass from parking
management. People should not be made to pay to park if there is no
other option. Last year I know that if the lot was full you were given
a day pass. So why the change now?
you for your concern. Additional staff will be available in the Hagood
lot to help direct individuals to alternative parking locations when
the lot reaches capacity.
2nd shift parking
I’ve heard that employees working second shift (3 to 11 p.m.) are
required to park at Hagood. However, it is nearly impossible to get a
spot there after 7 a.m., until 5 p.m. or later. Also, for people
getting off at 11 p.m., it is rather unsafe to be waiting for a bus
that late, and/or walking to and from. What are the alternatives to
who work second shift may choose to park in a guaranteed parking
location in either an off-campus or on-campus location as an
alternative to parking in the Hagood lot. Interested employees should
contact the Office of Parking Management for details. Call 792-3665, or
stop by the parking office (91 President St., second floor). Any
employee who has concerns about his/her safety is encouraged to contact
Public Safety to request a security escort any time of the day or
night. Public Safety specifically staffs both Hagood and Harborview
garage to provide a high level of safety for MUSC employees. In
addition, during shift changes, Public Safety’s schedule is
specifically designed to put additional officers on the street during
shift change times of the hospital.
I am a clinical assistant on 7West and we always have had “lost”
visitors looking for someone in the Children’s hospital. Now that 7East
is closed, we cannot send them straight through. We must send them up
an elevator across the eighth floor into Children’s Hospital to that
elevator and down to 7 in Children’s. There has got to be a way that
security or the front desk can direct them to the correct set of
elevators. I know they go by security, because they are wearing visitor
badges from the front desk. So why can’t security send them to the
correct elevators? Or put a sign near the D and E elevators?
Thanks for this information. The staff working the information
and security desks will be re-briefed to ensure we direct visitors
going to visit patients in Children’s Hospital, to utilize elevator F
in the Children’s Hospital for visitation.
Where can I find out about construction going on around campus. I have
heard that 7E will be a children’s floor. When is it going to open? And
is it true that 7B and 7C will be renovated when that is done?
will reopen as a pediatric unit, hopefully, by the end of the year.
This will house medical/surgical patients now located on 7A. Other
units will move within the Children’s Hospital and while maintenance
will paint and patch areas as the units relocate, there are no plans to
renovate 7B or 7C at this time.
Reproduced from http://www.carc.musc.edu/rumormill
Friday, Oct. 9, 2009