FW: Weekend Coverage for Histology

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From:"Carson, Karla" <KCarson@chw.edu>
To:'Histonet' <histonet@pathology.swmed.edu>
Date:Wed, 20 Oct 1999 12:45:36 -0700
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Karla Carson HT/HTL (ASCP)
Regional Pathology Supervisor
Mercy Health Care Sacramento
e-mail kcarson@chw.edu <mailto:kcarson@chw.edu> 

-----Original Message-----
From:	O'Brien, Sue [mailto:histo@bthosp.com]
Sent:	Wednesday, October 20, 1999 11:19 AM
To:	'histonet@pathology.swmed.edu'
Subject:	Weekend Coverage for Histology

Hi everyone! I am interested in finding out how other hospitals cover
weekend histology service, and would really appreciate any input from as
many as possible on the histonet. If possible, could the following
information please be included in your response?:
1.	Days covered  (e.g. Saturday only, Saturday and Sunday, Sunday only)
Saturday Only
2.	Is the coverage an on-call one (only utilized if necessary), or a
routinely scheduled one (a tech always comes in and covers) One tech is
scheduled Tues-Sat.
3.	Hours covered (each day) 0200 - 1030
4.	Services covered (e.g. cutting and H&E staining, grossing and
submission of specimens received on Saturday, etc.)  Embeds approximately
150 blocks.  Cuts 24 cases and additional small biopsies if time.
5.	Number of bed hospital  Regional Lab for 6 hospitals
6.	Number of pathologists 12
7.	Number of techs that come in to cover weekend services 1
8.	Number of pathologists that come in/cover the weekend 2
9.	Number of employees that cover histology (during the week) 7 techs
-lab assistants extra at each facility
10.	Do you have separate sections for immunohistochemistry and/or
special stains All rotate through
11.	Number of employees that cover immunohistochemistry and/or special
stain (if separate sections)
12.	Are immunohistochemistry and/or special stains performed on the
	weekends  Only STAT specials

	Thank-you all for your time and reply's!
	Sue O'Brien
	Histology Supervisor
	Burdette Tomlin Memorial Hospital
	Cape May Court House, NJ  08210
	e-mail: histo@bthosp.com <mailto:histo@bthosp.com> 

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