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Della Speranza, Vinnie dellav <@t> musc.edu
Thu Mar 5 12:10:32 CST 2009

We are a 24 hour lab. Once you have a night shift I doubt you'll go back to a day only operation. Even the staff that may be resistant often don't want to go back to days. Think about it, the opportunity to do your work with no interruptions, no phone calls.  You can crank up the tunes and no one will complain. It's amazing how much work can be done sans interruptions.

Has it saved money? I'm confident it's prevented a boat load of overtime but we do pay a shift differential (still cheaper than OT).

No more complaints from the docs that the slides are late.
We also do most of our IHC staining at night so everyone's stains are ready first thing in the morning when the docs start arriving.

Vinnie Della Speranza
Manager for Anatomic Pathology Services
Medical University of South Carolina
165 Ashley Avenue  Suite 309
Charleston, South Carolina 29425
Tel: (843) 792-6353
Fax: (843) 792-8974

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Does anyone run a third shift in their lab to relieve some stress on the 1st shift crew??  I am looking in to running one person on third.  I would like to know how it is working for you, has it reduced costs, has it increased turn around time...ect.  Thanks!!
Andria B Evans, HTL(ASCP)CM
Anatomic Pathology
York Hospital
1001 S. George Street
York, PA  17405
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"Maturity is accepting imperfections."


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