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Ask Chip: Physician Liaison

At two of my previous jobs, there was a staff member whose job was to speak on behalf of the organization to referring physicians and to report back to staff. I do not see that…


Ask Chip: Battery Recycling at Sibley

Q: Does Sibley have a battery recycling program? A: Focusing on sustainability in the health care setting is critical to ensuring a healthier environment for future generations. Helping employees to recycle is one way that…


Ask Chip: Grill and Food Truck

Q: I think we understand that hospital leadership is trying to offer healthier alternatives in the cafeteria, but the question remains, “Are the grill and fryer going away anytime soon?” There are rumors that they…



Ask Chip: Paid Days Leave Cap Adjustment

Q: Am I losing my accrued Paid Days Leave (PDL) because of the PDL cap adjustment? A: You will not lose any PDL hours that you have currently accrued. Beginning Sept. 17, employees who have…


Ask Chip: Patient Experience

Patient Flow Question: Currently, patients are boarding daily in the Emergency Department (ED) for over 12 hours while waiting to be placed in a bed upstairs. This is causing overburdening of the ED staff, and…


Ask Chip: Human Resources

Child Care Question: I would like to know if it’s possible to have day care at Sibley. It is so hard to find child care that matches the time we get out of work. I…


Ask Chip: Workplace Safety

Confrontational Patients or Guests Question: We just read that disturbing news from Hopkins that a patient verbally accosted another patient and told them to go back home (apparently, a patient from another country was being…


Ask Chip: Facilities

Color Question: Can some “color” (ex, paintings, etc.) please be added to the units? The current color scheme appears all the same “tan.” Answer: We certainly want our new patient tower to be welcoming and…


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