|Aug 21, 2004, 06:41 PM|
Healthcare facility planning
When a panel of doctors were asked to vote on shifting budget revenue
from compensation to capital to add a new wing to
their hospital, the Allergists voted to scratch it, and the
Dermatologists preferred no rash moves.
The Gastroenterologists had a bad gut feeling about it, and the
Neurologists thought the administration had a lot of nerve to bring
the subject to a vote. It was unlikely that support would be coming
from the Obstetricians as they stated they were laboring under a
The Ophthalmologists considered the idea shortsighted. The
Pathologists yelled, "Over my dead body!", and the Pediatricians
said, "Oh, grow up!"
The Psychiatrists thought it was madness; the Surgeons decided to wash
their hands of the whole thing, and the Radiologists could see right
The Internists thought it was a bitter pill to swallow, but the
Plastic Surgeons said, "This puts a whole new face on the matter."
The Podiatrists thought it was a step backward, and the Urologists
didn't think the scheme wouldn't hold water.
The Anesthesiologists thought the idea was a gas, and the
Proctologists didn't give a crap. The Cardiologists didn't have the heart to say no.
When the votes were counted, the new wing never got off the ground."