CMMC Votes to Revamp Orientation Program
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Civil Service Rules CMMC Votes to Revamp Orientation Program By Margaret Martin Times Medical Writer Confederate Memorial Medi-cal Center directors voted last night to r e v a m p the civil service orientation program for new employes. Personnel Committee Chair-man Ralph Hall said many of the employes don't know their rights because they don't know the rules and regulations. "They have not been told about the civil service rules. That would alleviate a lot of the problems," he said. Defending Confederate's pre-sent program, assistant admin-istrator Robert Hall said there is an orientation session for new employes. He admitted, though that "it wouldn't hurt to upgrade i t . . . might be helpful to the person-nel committee." Robert Hall suggested that the c o m m i t t e e talk to present Confederate e m p l o y e s . "We might be able to give you some insight into solutions to some of the problems . . .," he said. Board member Hall said he had found a lack of confidence among employes and a lack of c o n c e r n among supervisory staff. He also suggested that a grievance ocmmittee be set up in each department so any employe could take his com-plaints to that committee before bringing them to the board's personnel panel. Robert Hall and Board Chair-man Harold K. Quinn agreed-with him. pointing out that a lot of unnecessary misunderstan-dings could be cleared up that way. Ralph Hall said some floors were understaffed and those in authority assigned extra duties to those with a lower grade. "This leads to unnecessary problems;?? Hall added. To Close Pines Quinn also announced that the Division of Administration has asked that The Pines Sanatori-um be closed Oct.l, and the board chairman said the orders will be followed. With the Exception of a few maintenance personnel, all ac-tivjty will cease at the facility, Quinn said. And the Caddo-Shreveport Health Unit will undertake res-ponsibility f or t r e a t m e n t of eight or nine outpatients a week with Dr. Walter McCook in eharge of their care, Quinn said. Quinn referred to Dr. W. J. Hill Jr.'s Building and Grounds Committee the responsibility of finding a room in Confederate for McCook to examine the outpatients. "Dr. Pattie Van Hook (dire-ctor of the Health Unit) doesn't have room? asked Hill. "She says she doesn't," answ- I ered Quinn, "How long has she known this was her responsibility' queried Hill. "Since the first of July," answered Assistant Adminisira-tor Robert Hall. 'That's all of August, Septem-ber to the first of October," mused Hill. "Your committee has three days to find a room,' said Quinn. Pay Voted The board also voted to pay McCook $2,550 in back wages which he has not been paid since July 1 when The Pines was shut down. He will be paid through Oct. 1 only when the Health Unit will take over the care of the o u t p a t i e n t s , but he will be allowed to continue to live in a House on The Pines property. In other action last night, the board voted to cooperate with John H. Wilson, director of the Neighborhood Youth Corps (NYC), in setting up a NYC program at Confederate. The program will employ young people who are out of school, and the NYC program, under the U.S. Department of Labor, will pay the full salaries. Wilson said there would probably be only eight or nine students interested in medical fields who would be recom-mended for the jobs. Doctors named to the visiting staff were Dr. James R. Robin-son, Department of Otolaryngo-logy; Dr. Joel F. Johnson, department of General Surgery, and Dr. James P. Williams, Department of Orthopedic Sur-gery.
|Title||CMMC Votes to Revamp Orientation Program|
Confederate Memorial Medical Center (Shreveport, La.)
Medical Staff, Hospital
Quinn, Harold J.
Hall, Robert C.
Pines Tuberculosis Sanatorium (Shreveport, La.)
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (Shreveport, La.)
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