Road to Olive Branch Hospital, Long a...

Road to Olive Branch Hospital, Long and Tough

There are 13 comments on the WREG story from Aug 3, 2010, titled Road to Olive Branch Hospital, Long and Tough. In it, WREG reports that:

Olive Branch, MS - FAST FACTS: State repeatedly denied hospital for East DeSoto Lawmakers bring to light discrepancies in process, geographic issues Board changes policies, approves new hospital for Olive Branch [email protected] Last week, the State of Mississippi granted a Certificate of Need to Methodist Healthcare to build a new Hospital ...

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Bob

Olive Branch, MS

#1 Aug 3, 2010
As a resident of Olive Branch, and having watched this go back-and-forth for more than a decade, my experience is that every time Methodist or our city representatives made their case, some expensive lawyer from Baptist was always there to insist that Baptist Southaven had more than enough beds, personnel, and trained physicians to support the area. They did not want another Methodist Hospital on the east side to compete with Baptist East, now that Methodist Germantown has been expanded.

The need for a hospital on the east side of the county has nothing to do with capacity. DeSoto County has grown by leaps and bounds and there is no fast way to get from ANYWHERE in the east side of the county to west Southaven, especially in heavy traffic.

Having a hospital in Olive Branch will save lives, PERIOD. And guess what? Baptist will still make plenty of money. If they were truly interested in serving the Lord, they'd remember why the hospital was founded in the first place. It wasn't to make obscene profits.
Southaven Resident

Hendersonville, NC

#2 Aug 3, 2010
I have been watching the big "BM" fight Methodist for years and Bob is right, for Baptist it is all about the money NOT the needs of our citizens. I live in Southaven and do not use Bapt. I am so excited that we will no longer have to drive to Memphis or Germantown to go to a hospital facility.

It's about time that the DeSoto county residents were heard and given an option! My insurance does NOT cover BMH therefore my family and I have to go to Methodist Germantown, which is no easy task from Southaven (there is NO easy or quick way to get there from here).

We so desperately need Methodist down here and we deserve a choice without having to go to Memphis!!!
BPayne

Henderson, TN

#3 Aug 4, 2010
About time they get their own hospital! Maybe they will also get jobs in Olive Branch and stop robbing Memphis of its money!Most people in that area work in Memphis, get a paycheck out of Memphis and then trash talk Memphis all the time!Or other Memphis companys move to Olive Branch to avoid paying taxes in Memphis! Slick but true! Anyway good luck on your hospital!
Concerned Momma

Collierville, TN

#4 Aug 4, 2010
Please let this hospital go in as planned! If you live in OB, it's a nighmare to get to a medical facility. We really need this in our area. From what I understand, the other hospitals in Memphis and Southaven are regularly full and rarely have an empty bed. I know that was the case when my mother-n-las was in Baptist Desoto in April and May.
ExMemphian

Memphis, TN

#5 Aug 4, 2010
I vote yes! Desoto needs the medical care AND the jobs! Don't let the rich lawyers even come into the meeting. Does he live in Desoto County? Face it....Desoto is growing and we need to grow with it!
Uranidiot

Memphis, TN

#6 Aug 4, 2010
BPayne wrote:
About time they get their own hospital! Maybe they will also get jobs in Olive Branch and stop robbing Memphis of its money!Most people in that area work in Memphis, get a paycheck out of Memphis and then trash talk Memphis all the time!Or other Memphis companys move to Olive Branch to avoid paying taxes in Memphis! Slick but true! Anyway good luck on your hospital!
Robbing Memfrica of its money - seriously?- maybe if Memfrica had some residents with intelligence at least equivalent to a rock they could get those jobs. If all the out-of-town workers left Memfrica today the city would have to close it doors for loss of income...put up barbed wire to cage the animals...go find millions more in entitlements for its residents...and lastly reelect tater head willie to run things.
Yea

Collierville, TN

#8 Aug 4, 2010
It's about time is right! If you don't have insurance that uses Baptist, then you're out of luck. I went to B Desoto and was stuck in the emergency for more thatn 24 hours becasue they had no rooms availalbe. I finally was transported via ambulance to another hospital in Memphis. It's make it very difficult for family members when you have to drive so far to care for someone in the hospital. Thank you!
willa

Olive Branch, MS

#9 Jan 6, 2011
does anyone know who the contractor is that is heading up the construction? want ing to find out who the electrical contractor is

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Since: Feb 11

Pale Blue Dot

#10 Feb 26, 2011
BPayne wrote:
About time they get their own hospital! Maybe they will also get jobs in Olive Branch and stop robbing Memphis of its money!Most people in that area work in Memphis, get a paycheck out of Memphis and then trash talk Memphis all the time!Or other Memphis companys move to Olive Branch to avoid paying taxes in Memphis! Slick but true! Anyway good luck on your hospital!
Many of us expatriates left Memphis because of mis-management and crime in Memphis. Some of us just got tired of being burglarized and robbed of our hard earned money and assets.
Also, many of us expatriates still spend a lot of time and money in Memphis. I bet some of us pay more in TN Sales Tax from buying eat out food and groceries in Memphis than Memphis's poor people do from buying food with food stamps. And, some of us who drive to work there and buy gas in Memphis probably pay more TN Gasoline Excise Taxes than Memphis's poor and unemployed people. The bottom line is that we contribute to two different communities.
As far as the new hospital in OB, I'll now be able to go to the doctor and not have to worry if my car will be broken into, or worse, stolen in Memphis.
Nottus

Coldwater, MS

#11 Feb 27, 2011
Baptist desoto hospital is a joke, we need Methodist.
Ethan

Toledo, OH

#12 Jun 20, 2011
willa wrote:
does anyone know who the contractor is that is heading up the construction? want ing to find out who the electrical contractor is
I hope its Lowrie electric!
STONE COLD

United States

#13 Jun 21, 2011
YEAH SOME JACKWIPE MAKING SOME MONEY GETTING THE WHOLE THING GOING. WHEN THE CONTRACTS ARE SIGNED,KICKBACKS SETUP AND PAYOFFS MADE-YOU'LL GET YOUR HOSPITAL.
Firetree Troll

Olive Branch, MS

#14 Jun 24, 2011
While in the Baptist East Hospital not long ago, I had two incidents happen that never should have. The cardiologist that I see, personally told me, "Oh, I could tell you some things about this Baptist situation." He didn't, of course. I really hate to say this but care at that hospital has been degraded badly. I live nine miles from O.B. so,...come on Methodist, unless it is insurance/Medicare intolerant.

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