• By Laurel J. Kelly

#FlashbackFriday 1967: The history desk, connecting medical records with patient care

December 16, 2016

a 1967 photo of Myrna Jennison, Hazel Myers (supervisor), Sandra Schaefer, Kathleen Bingham and Diane Atkinson working in the Rochester Methodist Hospital history desk area

This article first appeared February 24, 1967, in the publication Mayovox.

Methodist History Desk personnel now occupy new and spacious quarters on the third floor of the new hospital.

The History Desk’s most important concern is with movement of histories of patients in the hospital. It has tube connections with nurses' stations and with the Clinic.

Its staff also receives orders for laboratory tests and x-rays for hospitalized patients, transmits these to the laboratories and x-ray department, receives the reports and attaches them to the patients’ records.

Eight clerks and the supervisor staff the History Desk. Their number has been increased by transfer of two clerks formerly assigned to Worrall History Desk. Pictured above are Myrna Jennison, Hazel Myers (supervisor), Sandra Schaefer, Kathleen Bingham and Diane Atkinson.

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