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Aug 21, 2004, 06:41 PM
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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
through it.

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."

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