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  • Avatar kstarm 
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    Our hospital is looking to redo the physician lounge and I get to give some input as to what we might want to see there. Right now it has a few workstations, coffee, and a cooler with pop, yogurt, some other snacks. There is a TV with some couches and tables with chairs. It works, but isn’t the nicest place to hang out. Any nice amenities people have at their physician lounges or ideas that make the place a place docs actually want to go to?

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    jfoxcpacfp jfoxcpacfp 
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    Click bait alert.

    I was really looking forward to some juicy gossip about your lounge.

     

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    Avatar Murgency 
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    Back when I was an RN our nurses lounge had a massage chair.  Worth it!

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    Avatar Panscan 
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    Lots of computers. Lockers for storing personal items(jacket, laptop, etc)? Fresh food like sandwiches or etc. Do the basics well instead of trying to get extravagant and fail at that. clean call rooms.

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    MPMD MPMD 
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    Our lounge has cold fizzy water and it is probably the most popular thing my hospital does for docs aside from the 50% uni tuition benefit.

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    ENT Doc ENT Doc 
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    Bet the dentists love your staff.

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    Our lounge is “Separated” into two rooms. On one side we have lounge chairs/couches with a TV.  The middle section has the electronic OR boards will all the cases scrolling through and a large TV with all the OR cameras (so you can see how turnovers are going, when anesthesia has the spinal in, ect.).  This middle section has multiple computers, printers and phones.

    The other side of the lounge we have large fridge fully stocked with drinks, sandwiches, yogurts.  A large starbucks cofffee machine maker, selection of toast/bread, cereals, chips, etc.  At lunch, there is warm food brought in.

    Only thing I would change is more computers and ask for free hot breakfast also. =D

     

    We have a locker room right across the lounge with lockers for our personal belongings and to change into scrubs.

    If you're ever having a bad day, just remember in 1976 Ronald Wayne sold his 10% stake in Apple for $2,300.

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    The White Coat Investor The White Coat Investor 
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    How about remove the administrators from the lounge? I go up there looking for food only to see a long line of administrators and nurses in there eating the food. Hard to have any sort of even halfway “doctor only” conversation in there like that.

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    Avatar SLC OB 
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    ow about remove the administrators from the lounge?

    Click to expand…

    ouch… hope you don’t feel that way with your CMO!

    Phone charging station is nice… as when I am on call, i start to run low.

    We have good cold food for off hours (we get free food in cafe, which is nice, best salad bar in town!) like wraps, sandwiches, hard boiled eggs, cheese, yogurts, soda, water, coffee maker, plus dry foods (like cereals, chips, PB&J stuff, etc.

    We also have a bike with desk attachment  which is great to use even if for 10-15 minutes between cases and speaker system to hook up to your phone, along with a big TV, computers, area to dictate, etc. all attached to our locker rooms that have lockers for personal stuff and to change into scrubs.

     

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    Nice recliners are great to also take a cat nap in… when you are doing late night cases.

     

     

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    Avatar jacoavlu 
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    good coffee, water, and yeah no one from C suite allowed

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    ACN ACN 
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    wrong thread.

    If you're ever having a bad day, just remember in 1976 Ronald Wayne sold his 10% stake in Apple for $2,300.

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    Avatar Peds 
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    Huh?

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    Drop it into MD Drop it into MD 
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    Good coffee and a clean bathroom.

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    Avatar G 
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    Ha, it looks like multiple people have beat me to my suggestion:  A big sign that says “Bureaucrats by invitation only.”

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    childay childay 
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    Free beer?

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