RE: [Histonet] Help!

From:"Rittman, Barry R"

Sounds as if you have done your best to remedy the situation and to also
document appropriate mislabeling.
Upper management is often reluctant to act, sometimes because of fear of
lawsuits related to gender or ethnicity.
I think, as suggested earlier, that you formally request your supervisor
to terminate this individual as I believe this is what you need to do. 
If they will not do this then your only other recourse is to list some
of the potential problems (lawsuits etc) that could arise because of
these mistakes such as loss of future business and also the individuals
who would be most likely to be sued.
I would also look at some lawsuits last year that resulted in
substantial damages to institutions with similar business. Nothing
activates top administrators more than potential loss of funds and the
possibility of other lawsuits that could also arise.

-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Monday, May 15, 2006 8:04 AM
To: Histo Lady
Subject: Re: [Histonet] Help!

   Don't  you  have  a  Risk  Management  department  that  would be
   interested  in  the  fact that they have not done something about
   mislabel-er?   You  may have to go "over the head" of your manager
   HR department to assure patient care.
   Angie Barnett, HTL(ASCP)
   Grady Memorial Hospital
   Pathology Department

   ----- Original Message -----

   From: Histo Lady 

   Date: Friday, May 12, 2006 4:38 pm

   Subject: [Histonet] Help!

   > I don't know what else to do. I am the pathology supervisor and
   > have a histo tech that continuously mislabels cassettes and
   > slides. Fortunately we have been able to fix everything, so far.
   > Yeah I know at some point we won't be able to. This has been
   > going on for sometime. Each time I tell her that she mislabeled
   > something and each time I tell my manager and document it. The
   > manager and HR have spoken to her on 3 different occasions. Yes I
   > said 3 and she has mislabeled cassettes and/or slides more times
   > then that. And yet she still has a job. I have tried everything
   > short of sitting behind her all day and watch everything she does
   > to make sure she does it right. No one wants to take action on
   > this issue except me and I can't do anything other then document
   > it and tell her every time. And of course since no one else is
   > doing anything about it I am the bad guy for "telling on her".
   > The pathologists agree with me that something needs done and they
   > all have told the
   > manager to do something. But they don't want to get involved
   > because "personal issues are not thier issues". I don't know what
   > else to do.
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