Greenberg, Thad Bell, Walker Coleman, Rosalie Crouch, Jim Fisher,
Bob Gallager, Sarah King, Layton McCurdy, Danielle Ripich, Sabra
Slaughter, Stuart Smith, Marion Woodbury
ITEM 1. Update
on Governor Hodges February 4th Visit
Dr. Slaughter and
the Council discussed the many schedule changes made by the Governor over
the past week (one even during the meeting). An informational resource
booklet has also been prepared for the visit and will be distributed to
was given to the attached agenda with modification to the Walking Tours
that moved all Childrens Hospital tours by Dr. Darby to the end
of the agenda.
2. Financial Position Update
Mr. Gallager reported
that almost all payments were current, with the Council concurring that
MUSC is in its best cash position of the past six months.
was received as information.
ITEM 3. (EXTRA)
Mr. Fisher presented
findings to date from his polling of other institutions as to their policies
on donations and contributions (attached). Most clearly prohibit any contributions.
Coleman and Dr. Slaughter will draft a written policy statement
respect to contributions after studying all of the responses received
other South Carolina institutions.
ITEM 4. (EXTRA)
STATE Newspaper Editorial
Dr. McCurdy urged
a timely response from MUSC to corrects misperceptions in the 1/31/2000
editorial ("Facts needed at MUSC") about quality of MUSC care.
McCurdy will draft a response for finalization by Dr. Greenberg
signature by an appropriate University friend.
ITEM 5. (EXTRA)
Public/Political Education About Indigent Care
Dr. Bell recommended
that every appropriate effort be made to fully inform the public and appropriate
politicians about indigent care problems and needs facing MUSC over the
In addition to the considerable MUSC activity already underway
on behalf indigents, Dr. Greenberg asked the Council to identify
plans where more work is needed.
ITEM 6. (EXTRA)
MUSC Web Site
Dr. Crouch has advocated
changes in the MUSC Web site to improve both appearance, accuracy, and
usability; however, has not been able so far to identify a sole source
of authority or responsibility to effect such change.
Gallager and Dr. Crouch will meet with appropriate CCIT staff to work
on needed changes as well as discuss mechanisms for setting University
Web policies and the possibility of appointing a University Webmaster
(possibly reporting to the Provost) to implement such policy.
ITEM 7. (EXTRA)
Various Informational Items
Dr. McCurdy strongly
recommended the lecture "Of Mice, Men and Alcohol" to be given
2/3/2000 at 5:30 PM in the Psych Institute auditorium. He also reported
that he is working with appropriate colleagues to develop a system that
would improve scope and consistency of identifying VIPs admitted to the
Medical Center. Dr. Bell reported on an exciting new regional program
just started by the Institute of Psychiatry.