Thank you for being open about this. I love the communication. I am a new employee and I appreciate the efforts that go into keeping employees in the loop.
Thank you for your nice comment, Melynda. I always want to be as open and honest as possible with all of our Asante team.
Thank you for letting us know what is happening to Asante. I appreciate the transparency. I would be sad to see the one year pins go, it's important to recognize the employees for all their hard work that first year. Is there something else we can cut?
What about freezing bonuses in all entities? Also, decreasing or getting rid of clinical coordinators and having them go back to the bedside would be a huge help all around. I am upset about the losing the pins/points store. I JUST got my points and now I will not be able to utilize them.
I do think that our excellence value must also be addressed. We are an important asset to this community, and all of southern Oregon. We must not short the patients on convenience, care or compassion. When a patient asks for something as simple as coffee, we should be attending to those needs. If it makes their stay better to have a cup of coffee, go for a walk in the halls to see the trees or just holding their hands, we need to be able to do so. With short staffing comes more stress, less care and compassion. If cuts need to be made, make them in non-essential items.
Only provide shampoo, conditioner and lotions on request. Not everyone uses it and its a waste of money. Other personal items, a hat/urinal and a cup are examples of necessities.
Quit doing non-emergent surgery cases with on-call staff. By doing this we are paying astronomical amounts for surgeries that could have waited 1 or 2 days.
Listen to the staff who are on the floors, working in the trenches, about what is necessary to do their jobs. Don't buy new boards for patient rooms, etc.
Where does it say we are loosing points? I think it is just the one year pins that are going.
Give the same pay increase to the CEOs that the bedside nurses receive! If the nurses get a 2.5 percent yearly raise, so be it for the CEOs. I think that would put us in a much better financial position. Also, do what it takes to retain nurses that presently work at RRMC, thereby not utilizing Travel RNs for which the cost is exorbitant.
I appreciate your honest delivery and communicating this with everyone. My leadership has been very open with sharing and accepting ideas. I appreciate the consideration to receive a 2.5 increase, honestly I asked my leader if I could sign a release not to accept. Not everyone can do that, so if I can pay it forward to help another or all by giving back that is something I would like to do. I am thankful to not only have a job but a job that I value and one to have a leader that upholds our values and mission. The perks of any job are great, but at the end of the day knowing I have a job is a blessing these days, so many in the medical area are without. I heard Providence is having to lay employees off. Therefore if Asante is trying to do everything but that, THANK YOU!!
While it says 2.5 % across the board... rumors are circulating around TRMC that RRMC staff will be getting 3% to 7% as opposed to the 2.5%. Can you address this rumor? The concern is, losing staff to RRMC secondary to better pay.
Eliminate the option of doing non-emergent surgical cases after hours-AACH. There would be definite cost savings by not utilizing call teams and resources; I have heard around $17,000 a month!!!!