In another edition of the Employee Meeting Q&A, Julie Mann answers several questions pertaining to departments in her division.
Julie Mann, Chief Administrative Officer
With all the construction and remodeling we have done and are continuing to do is their any thought to maybe having some sort of development committee with people from various departments being on it to bounce feedback off of? The construction people do great work and the architect does nice designing it, but sometimes things get overlooked and its especially noticeable to the people who are in that specific area everyday, not the architect or construction company. By the time they have a chance to review it, its already done and too late to make changes.
We do hold meetings to discuss preliminary plans with department representatives. We are planning to hold regular meetings throughout the project to capture changes that are needed prior to it being too late, while yet to contain costs. We will encourage Management to include the appropriate staff for input.
Would it be feasable to consider an on-sight fitness center for employees? I have worked at facilities that had fitness centers and many employees would use them because of the convenience.
Instead of having Christmas parties per dept, would you ever consider having a hospital-wide Christmas party as in years past. They were a lot of fun and it’s nice to celebrate the season with all employees.
Is there any way to place a badge swipe to enter the front entrance at night? For those of us that have to arrive in the middle of the night, I dont feel safe walking around the building to gain entrance.
There should be some way to enter the hospital from the lower parking area, instead of going up et down the slope from ER dept. Patients, family et staff park cars there. Almost every year someone has fallen or close to it, including myself, esp during the winter. Someone could get seriously hurt, then what, fix the problem afterwards. Kind of like shutting the gate after the cows are out.
Thanks for your comments. The Plant Operations staff will work hard to keep the area clear of precipitation. Please help us keep everyone safe by wearing appropriate footwear. We will continue to monitor the situation and look at alternatives.
Could we please see how many total hours are in our Veba account on our Check stub? I know the hours are rolled into it after 320 hours but I would appreciate a tally every check stub. Thanks!
Bereavement days are not enough to cover preparations for visitations, burial, etc. Is there any plan to change this?
Can we use the old ER entrance (close to the basement) for employee entrance? It would be beneficial for employees who are “older” or with other medical problems specially during winter.
What are the short-term and long-term plans for the area recently vacated by they OPS department on 3rd floor?
About the old retirement plan ,why haven’t we heard anything about that for all these years and why don’t you start moving it to our current plan so we know what we have coming to us.
When will we get to find out the results/outcomes of the employee survey that we took a few months ago?
What will be going into the area where Patient Financial Services is moving from in Commerce Towers?
Is it possible to have a system to pay for lunch like the schools use, a debit account system linked to our employee name badge? We could add money to the account then just swipe our badge to pay for meals in the cafe.