With the first full workweek of the new year upon us, it’s a great time to take a look ahead at some of the big dates in 2013. For medical managers, this is the perfect time to look at key dates for the year. If you have a favorite wall or desk calendar (or just received one as a gift over the holidays) you can take note of the federal/bank holidays, and determine how they will affect your schedule, then add any of the healthcare-specific observances. Let’s look at the 2013 government holidays first.
There are no surprises here of course, with ten familiar dates that your office may or may not observe. Your office may not observe it, but schools and daycares might – which may impact your schedule. The beginning of the year is also a great time to review your policy on opening and closing these days, as well as reminding your staff about policies to request time off and calling in sick.