North Mississippi, Baptist named as r...

North Mississippi, Baptist named as respondents in OCH deal

There are 8 comments on the Starkville Daily News story from Oct 5, 2017, titled North Mississippi, Baptist named as respondents in OCH deal. In it, Starkville Daily News reports that:

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors on Thursday named Baptist Memorial Healthcare Corporation and North Mississippi Health Services as the two respondents to the request for proposals issued for the sale or lease of OCH. Both respondents would be interested in the sale of OCH as opposed to a long-term lease agreement with the option to purchase.

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DrBrownStain

Tupelo, MS

#1 Oct 6, 2017
Why would the supervisors give over $300,000 to a consultant who only owns what time it is after borrowing their watch and selling the time of day and charging you a huge fee for borrowing your watch. The supervisors have no idea what the financial numbers meal and must hire someone to explain simple accountanting and profits and losses. When you are over your head and not qualified to represent the county hiding the truth and blaming a consultant is for only re-election hopes.
DrBrownStain

Tupelo, MS

#2 Oct 7, 2017
The Tupelo hospital is cutting every service and payroll but wants to buy another hospital. Something is amiss with the Tupelo Hospital. There are silent sharts.
Too Big

Tupelo, MS

#3 Oct 8, 2017
Oktibehha County should remove the supervisors from office and allow Lee county or board of directors in Memphis tell the supervisors what to do every day. Just because you are not qualified to be a supervisor and have no knowledge of accounting nor health care does not mean you sell the county to the highest bidder. If the county supervisors get their hand on a few million after they sell their hospital, the money will disappear and the what will the county do for money to spend? Ask any supervisor in Lee county able giving away their hospital for chicken feed. If a supervisor is over his head in office, he or she should resign and go home.
Voice of People

Tupelo, MS

#4 Oct 8, 2017
The voices of the people were heard in town meeting but the elected supervisors refused to attend. The next meeting is a farce and the supervisors who have been misrepresenting the facts will not be there. The people will vote downtown the supervisors who want to get their hands on the millions from the big old non profitable hospital in Tupelo or the big old church owned hospital in Memphis. MEMPHIS NOR TUPELO COULD GIVE A DARN ABOUT SICK PEOPLE IN THE STARKVILLE AREA. Oktibbeha county will have no assets nor tax base when it hospital is sold. Lee county supervisors will agree that Lee county has no revenue and a declining tax base and no income to fix anything.
Tupelo Hospital

Tupelo, MS

#5 Oct 8, 2017
How can the Tupelo hospital buy another building in Starkville when hospital beds are approved by the state? The Tupelo does not have an agree with Blue Cross so all the potential patients working at Miss State will have a problem with their insurance. The Tupelo hospital is not for profit so they do not have money to pay for the hospital nor the $30 million required in the proposal to buy. Something just ain't right when a supervisor spends all this time trying to sell assets of the county. Short sighted politicians are only worried about getting kicked out of office before retirement.
Rod Knox

Tupelo, MS

#6 Oct 8, 2017
Tupelo Hospital wrote:
How can the Tupelo hospital buy another building in Starkville when hospital beds are approved by the state? The Tupelo does not have an agree with Blue Cross so all the potential patients working at Miss State will have a problem with their insurance. The Tupelo hospital is not for profit so they do not have money to pay for the hospital nor the $30 million required in the proposal to buy. Something just ain't right when a supervisor spends all this time trying to sell assets of the county. Short sighted politicians are only worried about getting kicked out of office before retirement.
Mississippi is the most corrupt state in the nation and healthcare is one of the biggest money pits involved in the corruption. Who are the 'Community' members who own NMMC and control the vast profits of that 'not for profit' hospital which audits indicate exceed $1 million each week? The Mississippi Hospital Association was involved in a billing scam with NMMC years ago but the Daily Urinal white washed the scam and state wide the media and press ignored the apparent corruption which leads to the question who/what is investigated by the state auditor and who can direct the State Auditor to turn a blind eye to obvious corruption? Can we guess that the MHA will support NMHS buying OCH?
County Supervisors

Tupelo, MS

#7 Oct 8, 2017
Do you know any supervisor elected in Mississippi and getting paid so little salary who knows anything about accounting or corporate profits. The supervisors see responsible for the budgeting and tax allocation but seldom know anything about the laws nor the financials of the county. The chancery clerk makes all the decisions and makes all the money. The supervisors know where the district lines are drawn and know where the potholes are in their roads. Athens supervisors work part time and drive new county vehicles and go to meeting every where the food and drinks are free. How many skinny supervisors do you know?
Cell Phones

Tupelo, MS

#8 Oct 10, 2017
The taxpayers pay for the supervisors cell phones and the usage is public record. The cell phones will provide the evidence that the supervisors have been in direct contact with the hospitals for months negotiating about who knows what.

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