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Re: Hopkins County Memorial Hospital 3 years 8 months ago #14938

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Grasshopper, according to last nights paper, there are two seats up for election. Will you run?
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Re: Hopkins County Memorial Hospital 3 years 8 months ago #14941

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If I had the time I would. They would call me "Mr. No," because that's how most my votes would be. Same if I was on the school board. Can't run for city council cause I live in the county.
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Re: Hopkins County Memorial Hospital 3 years 8 months ago #14944

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Inkeper,
I actually think Trukdoc55 would be a better choice. I would without a doubt vote for him. The majority of my last sixteen years in private industry before final retirement was as a Fraud Examiner. Trust me when I say they really don't want me in their books. I not only investigate to find whether something was legal or not, but also whether it was established good business practice, sound judgement, fair, moral, ethical, etc. One of the first places I would investigate is a recent acquisition........but that will already most likely result in attorney depositions before it's finished..... :ohmy:
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Re: Hopkins County Memorial Hospital 3 years 8 months ago #14945

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heartandmind wrote:
[quote correct me if i'm wrong, but i think the article said about $4 MILLION (yes, that's $4,000,000) on this repair from the leak in september. and the repairs aren't expected to be completed until maybe march.
yes, SOME of the repairs were covered by insurance....but the bulk of the expenses involved are not.
asbestos abatement, steel removal, ceiling replacement (since it was plaster) etc.

[/quote]

I'm curious as to how one would know if these things that heartandmind listed are not covered by the Hospital's insurance policy and how anyone outside of the agent or agency that write's the hospital's insurance, the company that writes the hospital's insurance and the hospital administration itself would know what is and is not covered under the hospital's insurance policy?

Would love to hear from heartandmind as to how you know what is covered on their insurance policy/
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Re: Hopkins County Memorial Hospital 3 years 8 months ago #14946

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Grasshopper, I respect Truk and his opinions as well. I think your experience is just what the doctor ordered, pun intended. Go for it! There are two spots up for election.
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Re: Hopkins County Memorial Hospital 3 years 8 months ago #14948

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I've read through this entire thread and it seems some of the problem is perception and that is evident even here. People post something and other things are taken way out of context or the next person posts something that has already been shown not to be true.

I don't believe anyone in any entity wants to increase taxes. There is a community care facility people can go to yet further down someone says we need one.

Hospitals all over the country are having problems. This is not something local. I have worked in and around healthcare and I can guarantee you that every town has the same concerns about their hospital. I personally have heard from people in Commerce, Paris, Greenville, Tyler, Winnsboro etc. say they wont go to their own hospital.

The amount of taxes we pay for the hospital is only a small part of their budget - yet people think that is the only way they operate. Wrong - I believe our taxes our about 1% I believe that is a number I heard correct me if I'm wrong) of their total budget. Our taxes help pay for the indigent program.

Hospitals are open 24 hours per day 7 days per week. Just staffing is incredibly high!! Instead of complaining about everything they do (and I believe they do a pretty decent job) be a part of the solution. Volunteer, attend meetings, run for an open seat, offer alternatives, post correct facts etc.

We need our hospital, they aren't perfect but no business is. They are trying and trying to find new income streams as well. Don't fault them for that. A hospital and clinic that work together is far better than two groups opposing each other. It's been posted in the paper that insurance is paying for a lot of the repairs due to the water leak.

If you have a problem with the hospital or care you get - complain.to them. They are required to respond to each and every complaint. If you are unhappy about the insurance they take or don't take call them and let them know. Posting negatives on a bulletin board is great - but take your problems to the source.

I'm not going to complain about my taxes - this happens everywhere and I appreciate the services they provide. No matter where I live I'm going to have to pay them.
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Re: Hopkins County Memorial Hospital 3 years 8 months ago #14949

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Well said Prolady. People will always complain about what they don't fully understand or when they think they are being cheated. There are people who donate hundreds of thousands to our local hospital so that the hospital does not have to ask the city to increase the taxes.

They are doing everything they can to improve and from what our hospital was 10 years ago, I would say they are doing a pretty good job about it. If you don't like to go to the local hospital then that is your problem. For most things you are probably going to get the same care you would in Commerce or Greenville but since your perception of the local hospital is bad you will think you are getting better service.

There are things that our hospital can't do and won't be able to do with their budget and therefore you will need to go outside the county to find specialists to help you. If you are going to be complaining about taxes then go to city meetings and complain to them so it is on record. Otherwise, nothing is going to be done. If you don't completely understand, write or call the people who control it so they can better educate you.

A poorly educated community can never get better. And by educated I don't mean school and books but the ability to comprehend why things happen and decisions are made in the city or county that affect you. There are a lot of communities that have a lot of corruption in them and this community is not bad at all. They aren't increasing taxes to hurt you, they are doing it to give you the best services possible.

Just my opinions. Take them or leave them, but don't take them personal.
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Re: Hopkins County Memorial Hospital 3 years 8 months ago #14951

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I thought the hospital board was a taxing authority. Since when do they "ask the city" to raise their taxes?

Just asking.
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Re: Hopkins County Memorial Hospital 3 years 8 months ago #14952

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Oh yeah, all the hospitals suck and that's why we keep hearing about how much we need ObamaCare. LOL!!!!!
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Re: Hopkins County Memorial Hospital 3 years 8 months ago #14953

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My understanding is the Hospital District is a taxing entity.
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Re: Hopkins County Memorial Hospital 3 years 8 months ago #14957

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Ranchhand wrote:
heartandmind wrote:
[quote correct me if i'm wrong, but i think the article said about $4 MILLION (yes, that's $4,000,000) on this repair from the leak in september. and the repairs aren't expected to be completed until maybe march.
yes, SOME of the repairs were covered by insurance....but the bulk of the expenses involved are not.
asbestos abatement, steel removal, ceiling replacement (since it was plaster) etc.

I'm curious as to how one would know if these things that heartandmind listed are not covered by the Hospital's insurance policy and how anyone outside of the agent or agency that write's the hospital's insurance, the company that writes the hospital's insurance and the hospital administration itself would know what is and is not covered under the hospital's insurance policy?

Would love to hear from heartandmind as to how you know what is covered on their insurance policy/[/quote]

that was a statement within the articel itself. they didn't elaborate exactly which repairs were covered by insurance.
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Re: Hopkins County Memorial Hospital 3 years 8 months ago #14959

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Insurance policies are pretty much the same as well. Insurance would pay for the covered peril...water leak but not old problems or defects in worksmanship. Wouldn't matter if you looked at a policy or not..

Unfortunately, once other problems are identified - they have to be fixed!!! Who knows what is lurking behind any of our walls!!!
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Re: Hopkins County Memorial Hospital 3 years 8 months ago #14961

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Oh how I do love a good discussion!!

Very nice job on all sides!
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Re: Hopkins County Memorial Hospital 3 years 6 months ago #15076

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I have been treated at the ER here from both sides of the insurance fence. When I had it, they ran tests I felt were not needed and when I didn't they didn't run anything other than a CBC. I had gone to the ER on the recommendation of a Dr. who happened to be out of town,but responded to my call with the advice to go. I truly didn't want to. I felt my life was in danger. I went. I was seen after a 6 hour wait. I had passed out from the pain and was toed awake in the wait room. After a cursory exam was sent home with a script for THE WRONG MEDS and I had been stuck over 8 times trying to find a vein. CLEARLY dehydrated. Long story short, 36 hours later I
was in a Dr.s office and he immediately walked me to the third floor and had me set up with one of the strongest antibiotics known to man. An MRI was scheduled and I narrowly averted death. So, I don't care what anyone else has to say about it; I'm NEVER seeking treatment on purpose there again.
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Re: Hopkins County Memorial Hospital 3 years 6 months ago #15077

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OOPS!
Double post :laugh:
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