I'm on it. This reverse psychology is working. Kids are great, fam is great. Did I tell you my Dad's right heart got severely insulted during a routine surgery a few years ago? Well he just had a cath at Mayo Jacksonville and guess what? It's back to normal after three months of diet (if it tastes good, spit it out, it's bad for your heart lol nutritionist) and cardiac rehab and meds. So he's in the clear, and can live a normal life. What an effing relief.
Med exec committee was last night, and I presented. Blood bank stuff Melody asked me to. Apparently if you hold a blood bank drive, and you collect under 25 units, it's a financial hit. Double, bc you can't get a discount from the Red Cross. The table showed that over the Baptist system this has happened a lot in the past few years.
I told Melody in preparation that this is partly our fault, we aren't getting the word out. She said no, Krista sends out a lot of emails. Not to me, I thought. Not to everyone. My thoughts were echoed on the Zoom call. Even though some of the Chiefs were getting emails, there was no information about where the blood drives were. We are short, I told them, and we need to drum up the staff. They can make appointments, and we are working on incentives. It's a global problem.
They asked me where to go, and I was perplexed. This is not my area, I told them, but I will get the details when Melody returns next Monday and present them at the next committee. Didn't they used to be in Shuffield Auditorium? But now that's overflow ED. So I have no idea. Mandee said that there was no info on where to go. Again, I said, I will get to it next week and lyk.
Bumped into David Shenker (new CMO he asks amazing questions I think it's a good choice he is very analytical) on the way out today. Is it your last day? I asked. The phone meeting is a little hard to hear. No, my last call, he said. Friday is my last day. I'm excited to drum up blood giving. Let's keep in touch. Yes, I said, I used to give regularly but I've been having ill health for the last three years no energy. But that is changing. And honestly? I remember loving giving blood - it makes you a lightweight. He laughed, and promised he would circle around the issue until there was some resolution.
About to watch TV and wind down. Happy Tuesday. Much love, Elizabeth