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The Myth of the Near Miss
May 31, 2010 11:53 AM by Scott Warner
As a boy, I read Mythology by Edith Hamilton. I loved reading about the Trojan War, Hercules, Odysseus, and others. I reasoned that some of these stories took the place of the evidence-based sciences we take for granted today. Maybe, that’s true. It was Read More...
Time and Energy
May 26, 2010 6:18 AM by Scott Warner
Recently I attended two stress reduction seminars about managing our myriad daily tasks. The first was held at a banquet center on the Penobscot River in Bangor, in a room spacious and softly lit, jugs of ice water at each table. There was a continental Read More...
Screening Applicants
May 21, 2010 6:03 AM by Scott Warner
I’ll bet a nurse manager never receives job applications for a nursing position from people who have never been a nurse, never taken care of patients, or never had any medical training whatsoever. Yet I’ve received applications from welders, bartenders, Read More...
In the Cloud
May 17, 2010 6:24 AM by Scott Warner
Consider what powers your laboratory. Each instrument has specific electrical needs, including emergency and uninterrupted power (UPS). Hospitals -- and everything else -- depend on the ubiquitous power grid. Imagine all electric power delivered locally Read More...
May 12, 2010 6:08 AM by Scott Warner
Twenty five years ago, the idea of a union in a hospital seemed bizarre to me. Yet, here we are, unions everywhere. I'll offer one management perspective. There's something about unions that brings out the turtle in everyone. People snap, draw into their Read More...
Doing Your Job
May 7, 2010 6:03 AM by Scott Warner
Amidst ballyhoo at a recent customer service seminar, we shared stories of people in the organization who went the extra mile, put in extra effort, were completely onboard, and otherwise sucked up like a black hole next to a bowl of Rice Krispies. Finally, Read More...
May 3, 2010 6:00 AM by Scott Warner
In the classic 1954 movie Them! , a trooper finds a mute girl wandering in the New Mexico desert. Her tracks lead back to a trailer ripped apart and empty, her parents apparently killed. After more deaths, demolition, strange tracks, and bodies mysteriously Read More...


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    Scott Warner, MLT(ASCP)
    Occupation: Laboratory Manager
    Setting: Critical Access Hospital
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