Well, Messers Legacy, since you seem to be in the know, can you kindly explain to me what else has been done to lower spending? Have they cut the pay for all management personnel? How many people do they have in management at that extremely small hospital? Have they looked into down-sizing management? That place has always had too many chiefs. There are too many nurses in management or office positions. Have they ever replaced the surgeon? Surely, scopes and other minor surgeries done on a daily basis would increase revenue. Do they still pay an operating staff to remain on call for c-sections only since there are no other surgeries possibly taking place? Is there any way to find out the salaries of the management staff at the hospital? Surely there is since it is now funded by tax dollars. Is it true that the hospital is such a trainwreck that no other company wants to take over management?
Also, Messers Legacy, you might want to stop blaming everything on Messer because everything he did was with the tacit approval of all the management at the hospital who surprise remain the management of the hospital. I am not saying that he does not deserve blame, but so does everyone who blindly sat back and allowed the damage to be done. That especially includes the DON, board,and hospital attorney who were either a part of it or incompetent (this includes those who were "scared". If you are management, cowardice equals incompetence.)