Overheard at VISTA

Posted by VISTA Staffing on May 15, 2013 11:47:00 AM

The following is one of the funniest email exchanges we have had with a physician working locum tenens with us.

Hi Melanie,

I have kind of an odd request. Do you remember when you sent me the recertification packet? Well it came with a bright green pen that had VISTA’s logo on it. I wanted to let you know it was the best pen I’ve ever used. It fit just right in my hand and I think it actually made my handwriting neater. Sadly, it just ran out of ink. I almost cried. Now every pen I use is just uncomfortable and a pathetic substitute for my dearly departed VISTA pen. My handwriting has also suffered greatly. Is there any way you could find it in your heart to send a few more pens my way? I would greatly appreciate it. The nurses would too, so they can read my orders better, which would benefit the patient too. And in a roundabout way, even VISTA would benefit (better handwriting = fewer medical errors =happier patients = less chance of malpractice lawsuits = lower premiums). You can also think of it as an advertising investment because I’ll be sure to sing VISTA’s praises to all my colleagues while I’m using it. It’ll be a WIN-WIN situation! Let me know if you can help me out. Thanks!
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Hi James,

I am still laughing my head off! With a request like this, how can I say no? The pens are on their way!

Have a great weekend!

Melanie
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Melanie! Oh glorious day! I received the package today and it made me sooooo happy. Woo hoo! Now I have my beloved pen back AND I got a new t-shirt and hat to boot! Thank you thank you thank you! Here’s a picture of me with all my new goodies. Enjoy!

James

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Founded in 1990, VISTA Staffing Solutions helps hospitals, medical practices, and government agencies in the US optimize their physician staffing, ensure quality and continuity of care for patients, and maintain financial stability. A leading provider of US Locum Tenens and Permanent Physician Search Services, VISTA is the only agency that offers both domestic and international work opportunities for locum tenens physicians.

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