|MUSC Rumor Mill separates fact from fiction
I heard that MUSC has been trying to implement a child care program for
employees and their children. Is this true? Who would be the correct
person or department to contact about this?
Thank you for your comment regarding child care at MUSC. In fact,
MUSC/MUHA did implement a pilot child care program but for a variety of
reasons, it had to be discontinued. For information, contact the vice
president for finance and support services.
Is MUSC going to have more seasonal and H1N1 flu shots for employees?
Answer: Contact Employee Health to get the H1N1 influenza vaccine.
Is it legal for someone in the workplace to take your picture and put it on Facebook?
Pictures taken in public places may include individuals who do not
consent to be in them. It would not be likely that a picture taken in
public would be actionable. However, if a picture is taken without your
permission and is publicly posted, it may be actionable depending on
the specific circumstances involved.
Is there a policy concerning the wearing of light jackets into patient rooms?
a lab jacket and lab coat are in the policy. When the temperatures
warrant, layers such as a long sleeve shirt under the scrub top and lab
jacket may be worn.
Is it true that the Digestive Disease Intermediate Care Unit will soon be closing and re-opening as Digestive Disease ICU beds?
I have heard of two separate occasions where main operating room staff
members have come to management discussing job opportunities at other
hospitals and consequently being offered positions with significant pay
increases within the hospital and/or unit. These positions were not
posted through Human Resources and were not openly offered to other
employees of the unit. Is this true?
This is not true. Human Resources contacted the nurse manager of the
main OR and the director. Both stated that promotional opportunities
for staff have been posted. For information, contact Lynn Campbell,
manager of employment and compensation, at 792-1684 or
Who is responsible for the outside lighting on buildings?
Answer: University Facilities Department and Parking Management. For information, 792-4119.
Eye care insurance
Rumor has it that the new EyeMed vision care state plan offered to
employees does not include MUSC doctors as providers. If true, it is a
shame not to allow employees to benefit from the staff at MUSC. Is this
Storm Eye Institute’s purpose does not include routine optical
examinations, prescriptions for glasses or sales of glasses. SEI’s
purpose is to treat more complex issues, often involving surgery. There
are many local eye care providers who are included in the network such
as LensCrafters, Pearle Vision and Sears Optical. For a complete list,
visit http://www.eip.sc.gov or call 877-735-9314.
Reproduced from http://www.carc.musc.edu/rumormill
Friday, Feb. 5, 2010