Frichard... You reminded me of "Message in a
Bottle". Thank you for the beautiful post. My brother has
trouble hiring the finest
surgeons a prestigious
hospital desires when he has a budget to offer salaries at
about 200-300K. Most surgeons want 500K-1 million...but
those days are gone unless you are in private practice.
Then the next problem comes in when a staff surgeon
may not fulfill his "obligations" to perform so many
surgeries a year to earn his keep. And worse... the
hospital collects about half of what is billed. You have
peaked my curiosity. Are you also in the field? Do you
have these problems? My bro is also into Diabetic
Research. Currently offered position as Chairman of Dept.
of General Surgery... not accepting until they give
$$$ he needs to run Dept. correctly. I say..BRAVO to
him!!! We need innovative and hard working people in the
medical field who can manage to give a free lunch to
those who most hungry and yet
bring in the bucks in
creative ways. Regards.. Charm
You have me confused with Dr. Kevorkian
you need some one to kill you he has lots of
experience and a steady hand.
I can't feel too sad about
Your brothers dilema finding good help. I have several
Doctors in the family and they all are having the same
experience. Personally I can't find help either.
the soltion is simple QUIT TRYING.
As I was having
lunch at Snook Inn on Marco Island I kept asking myself
why I don't just relax and enjoy real people. It is a
beautiful place with a nice view of the harbor and all the
dolphins following the schools of fish looking for a free
(The Dolphins) The soft music performed live by an
excellent guitar player and his canned juke box added
atmosphere that would relax anyone and make the scene
perfect. But sadly there is no free lunch and many of us
have to learn that lesson.
Does your brother have
trouble finding help because of pay scale or is it
because there are not enough competent Doctors available?
I got stuck signing autographs and posing for a
whole bunch of tourists.
Just a note here: My brother is the a Chief of
Surgery at a major
research/teaching hospital. He
claims it is getting harder to hire and keep doctors in
his department/ keep the hospital afloat period- as
Medicare is only paying ONE HALF of all operations billed
annually. They are scrambling for NSI grant money and every
other way you can think of. If this is true of a
hospital... imagine the implications for healthcare in
nursing facilities, assisted living centers, etc.??? I am
relieved to imagine that MT could rent properties in a
if needed. However.. I am horrified
as a baby boomer to think
if SUN can go down,
where does that leave us???- not to mention REIT's that
lease properties to the healthcare industry. Regards...
Charm p.s. frichard... you kill me!!! LOL