Hospital turns up heat for recruiting
Daytona Beach News 11.5.05
As Bert Fish Medical Center officials ease requirements that some physicians work extra hours, they have placed a renewed emphasis on finding new doctors. Recently, the hospital's board of commissioners amended its medical staff bylaws to allow some longtime members to opt out of taking "call." Call is when a doctor, usually a specialist, makes himself or herself available outside normal office hours to handle emergencies or admissions for patients who do not have a regular physician. The new bylaws establish a senior staff designation. This allows doctors with at least 30 years at Bert Fish or who are 70 years old or older or who suffer a disability to decline call hours if so they choose.