When visiting the HO Lounge, some things to consider...
The House Officer's Lounge is a space originally bargained for during contract negotiations many years ago. It is included in the Collective Bargaining Agreement and was designed as a space where HO's could gather and relax, watch television, grab a cup of coffee and discuss issues of interest, including patient care, in a secure environment.
Today, the lounge has morphed into a multi-functional space with 12 computer work stations - each with telephone, 2 LaserJet printers, break tables, a hot beverage station, HD television, massage chair, and couches. The lounge is a lunch and break-destination for many HO's. It is typically frequented by HO's assigned to consult services.
The "HO Lounge," as it's referred to by many, doesn't replace your team rooms or the responsibility the University has, through your program, to provide you with adequate resources. The House Officers Association manages the lounge, and generally maintains the space. The space is supported through house officer dues.
Supplies are coordinated through the HOA on a bi-weekly basis. Unavailability of products, consumption of products, budget limitations, and varied delivery schedules, may result in not having whatever you are looking for.
The HO Lounge is for the exclusive use of the House Officers. This excludes medical students, who do not have access to the space and other staff. However, for educational purposes, medical students will be allowed in the space when accompanied by a House Officer.
Please, DO NOT leave medical supplies in the HO Lounge. Environmental Services will not maintain the space when this occurs. Be mindful of your colleagues and leave your space as clean as possible when you leave.