Doctors Council filed a grievance regarding subcontracting of radiology in PAGNY hospitals. The grievance was not only brought up as a concern of contracting out our members’ work, but of patient care issues with the outsourced work. Throughout this process we have worked with a committee of Doctors Council members from each of the PAGNY facilities.
Following several successful protections in interim arbitration awards we have effectively stopped the implementation of negative changes in Radiology without the input of our membership. We have also moved from working just with PAGNY and have now been meeting on an ongoing basis with HHC senior leadership, including Dr. Ross Wilson, CMO, to hear their thoughts about the future of radiology. At these meetings we have a voice and a seat at the table in regards to potential major changes in all the radiology departments throughout HHC that go beyond the scope of just outsourcing. We have been successful in having front line physicians be involved from the beginning.