PMSI is a comprehensive healthcare organization that is comprised of a number of physician practices located in Pottstown, PA and surrounding communities. PMSI was formed in August 1978 through the merger of three Internal Medicine Practices and was initially known as Deviney, Guthrie and Popolow, LTD. In May 1980 the office was moved to its current location at 1591 Medical Drive and our name was changed to Pottstown Medical Specialists, Inc. (PMSI)
Over the years a number of additional medical specialties have been added to the company including the areas of Gastroenterology, Cardiology, Pulmonology, Nephrology, Oncology, Orthopedic Surgery, and Rheumatology. These specialties are complimented by additional services such as an Ambulatory Surgery Center, Sleep Center, Nutrition Counseling, and a Nuclear Cardiology camera.
PMSI also has developed a strong Family and General Practice division. The acquisition and merger of practices as well as opening new practices strategically located throughout the tri-county area have continued this growth.
In May 1998, PMSI partnered with Main Line Health System, a large tertiary healthcare system and Pottstown Memorial Medical Center, a member of the CHS system. This unity between all aspects of our network of healthcare providers allows a continuum of care that enables the company to accomplish our mission: “To provide quality, compassionate care to the residents of our communities which not only maintains but also improves their overall health.”
PMSI does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, age, mental or physical disability or medical condition, sexual orientation, claims experience, medical history, evidence of insurability (including conditions arising out of acts of domestic violence), disability, genetic information, or source of payment in the delivery of health care services and will accept for treatment any member in need of the health care services they provide.
2. HANDBOOK INTRODUCTION
This Employee Handbook is written and designed to provide information and guidance to all employees and to be particularly helpful in acquainting new employees with our various policies and practices. It also includes a summary of our available benefit programs.
As a new employee, this new Handbook should answer many questions you may have regarding your employment with PMSI. You are expected to read this Handbook as soon as possible.
The statements in this Handbook are not intended to be all-inclusive but to present a summary or guideline to more formalized policies and programs. The benefits, policies, and procedures outlined in this Handbook are constantly reviewed and revised as necessary to meet our needs resulting from both the growth of the Company and the changing environment in which we live and work. PMSI reserves the right to revise, supplement and rescind any policies, programs, or portions of this Handbook. Employees will be notified if changes to this Handbook should occur. Neither this Handbook nor any future revisions or supplements to it create an expressed or implied contract or a guarantee of continued employment for any particular period of time.
Whenever you have a question about PMSI policies and procedures you can refer to this Handbook for guidance. If you should still have questions, your supervisor or Administration will be happy to answer your questions or direct you to someone who can. In some cases, such as employee insurance benefits for example, the official policy may be covered in more detail in a separate booklet, procedure or document. If a question of interpretation arises, the official document will take precedence over this Handbook.
The next page serves as an Acknowledgement of Receipt. You must sign it and return it to your supervisor shortly after beginning employment. This will become a part of your permanent personnel record.
EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RECEIPT
This statement is to acknowledge that I have received a copy of the PMSI Employee Handbook. I understand that this Handbook describes important information about PMSI. I am aware that should I have any questions that are not answered in this booklet or if there is something in this Handbook that I do not understand, I am to contact Administration.
I understand that this Employee Handbook is merely a guide for employees concerning policies, procedures, practices, benefits, etc. and does not constitute a contract of employment or a legal document. I have entered into this employment relationship with PMSI voluntarily and acknowledge that there is no specified or guaranteed length to my employment.
I recognize that the guidelines in this Handbook may be changed from time to time, with or without notice, at management’s sole discretion. I understand that any revised information may supercede, modify or eliminate existing policies, procedures, benefits etc. and that only the CEO has the authority to adopt any revisions to this Handbook.
I understand that it is my responsibility to read, understand and comply with the policies contained in this Handbook as well as any future revisions made to it.