Oktibbeha County hospital forum set f...

Oktibbeha County hospital forum set for Wed.

There are 10 comments on the Commercial Dispatch story from Oct 7, 2017, titled Oktibbeha County hospital forum set for Wed.. In it, Commercial Dispatch reports that:

The Greater Starkville Development Partnership will host a Wednesday evening informational forum about the November OCH Regional Medical Center referendum. The forum, scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m., comes ahead of the Nov. 7 special election where the public will vote whether to allow Oktibbeha County Supervisors to proceed with a sale or lease of the hospital.

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Too Late

Tupelo, MS

#1 Oct 8, 2017
The town meeting was the place to hear both sides but the supervisors who have lied about the facts and want their greasy hands on a few dollars to impress a few voters. Those supervisors that have failed to represent their voters refused to appear at the town hall. Ask the supervisors in Lee county what happens when you sell your hospital to big corporation in Memphis or Tupelo. Big does not provide good health services. Ask the Tupelo hospital administrator who owns the hospital? No long ago the residents in Lee county and north Mississippi protested about he poor service and high cost of services at the Tupelo hospital. The administrator was fired and the chief financial officer was booed off the podium. Health care in Starkville is perfect but health care is not free.
Town Hall

Tupelo, MS

#2 Oct 8, 2017
The meeting was last week when the town hall meeting was a good indication that the hospital will not be sold and the voters will kick the supervisors out of office. The more the people's voice is heard and the truth is told, the supervisors are exposed for their misleading lies. Why would a supervisor lie about the offers from the two big old privately owned hospital corporations in Memphis and Tupelo. The truth will vote for keeping a good hospital locally owned. Supervisors know little about accounting, profits and health care.
Who Dat

Tupelo, MS

#3 Oct 8, 2017
Does anyone have any idea who funds the Greater Starkville Development Partnership? Do the Okibbeha county supervisors make a cash donation to this partnership every year? The town hall meeting last week disclosed the lies that have been told by the supervisors who refused to come to the town hall meeting. The people in Starkville and Oktibbeha county know which supervisors continue to tell vicious lies about the hospital in Starkbille. The people's voice will be heard when the supervisors are asked to resign when the hospital is retained as is and owned by the county. All the poltiking has backfired on the supervisors.
Supervisors Funded

Tupelo, MS

#4 Oct 8, 2017
Who Dat wrote:
Does anyone have any idea who funds the Greater Starkville Development Partnership? Do the Okibbeha county supervisors make a cash donation to this partnership every year? The town hall meeting last week disclosed the lies that have been told by the supervisors who refused to come to the town hall meeting. The people in Starkville and Oktibbeha county know which supervisors continue to tell vicious lies about the hospital in Starkbille. The people's voice will be heard when the supervisors are asked to resign when the hospital is retained as is and owned by the county. All the poltiking has backfired on the supervisors.
The county and city fund most of the cost of the chamber of commerce with their annual donations from tax revenues. Uh OH the supervisors are trying to pull another one. The hospital will remain a county owned hospital the supervisor who continues to force the issue will resign with so much embarrassment from getting caught.
Oktibbeha

Tupelo, MS

#5 Oct 8, 2017
The good people of Oktibbeha county will see through the two offers from Tupelo and Memphis. The hospital in Columbus owned by the Baptist in Memphis will close OCH and convert the hospital to a nursing home but use ambulances to transport the sick to Columbus. The Tupelo hospital has too many rooms in Tupelo and will use the OCH facility as a clinic for all the Tupelo physicians who have no choice by to drive to Starkville many time a week to work in offices already owned by the Tupelo hospital. The Tupelo hospital will be nothing but a clinic and office for the doctors who have been bought by the profits of the not for profit Tupelo overbuilt hospital. Does anyone know who owns the Tupelo hospital? The proposal to buy from the Tupelo hospital is a secret in Tupelo since no one knows who owns the hospital. If you are insured by Blue Cross beware of the Tupelo hospital refusing to pay your claims. The fight between the two has been going on for decades.
Rod Knox

Tupelo, MS

#6 Oct 8, 2017
Oktibbeha wrote:
The good people of Oktibbeha county will see through the two offers from Tupelo and Memphis. The hospital in Columbus owned by the Baptist in Memphis will close OCH and convert the hospital to a nursing home but use ambulances to transport the sick to Columbus. The Tupelo hospital has too many rooms in Tupelo and will use the OCH facility as a clinic for all the Tupelo physicians who have no choice by to drive to Starkville many time a week to work in offices already owned by the Tupelo hospital. The Tupelo hospital will be nothing but a clinic and office for the doctors who have been bought by the profits of the not for profit Tupelo overbuilt hospital. Does anyone know who owns the Tupelo hospital? The proposal to buy from the Tupelo hospital is a secret in Tupelo since no one knows who owns the hospital. If you are insured by Blue Cross beware of the Tupelo hospital refusing to pay your claims. The fight between the two has been going on for decades.
Yes. The fight between NMMC and Blue Cross-Blue Shield goes back at least 40 years.
Patients

Tupelo, MS

#7 Oct 9, 2017
This fight for more not for profit profits for the Tupelo hospital and profits for the stockholders of Blue Cross have knocked out the patients who have gone elsewhere for medical treatments. The Tupelo hospital has overbuilt and bought every doctor group and their facilities but the paients have gone elsewhere. The only success that the Tupelo hospital enjoys is buying up all the competition and the end results is cutting nurses and support staffs and budgets and overcharging the patients and denying health care for those with insurance while providing free health care and baby delivery day in and day out for years. The hospital delivering free babies has increased Tupelo’s population and contributed to the blighted neighborhoods. Tupelo is an America when it comes to eliminating the competition and preserving profits for the monopolies like the daily paper, comcast p, the hospital, and the tax burden of downtown main street.
Chamber of Commerce

Tupelo, MS

#8 Oct 10, 2017
The supervisors in Okibbeha county that want to sell the hospital to get their hands on a few dollars to waste before getting kicked out of office donate most of the annual budget for the chamber of commerce. Who called this meeting and who did not attend the town meeting last week when the truth was told. The chamber of commerce is supporting the majority of the supervisors or get fired. The lies told by the supervisors will be exposed and the chamber president will resign before being fired after the people vote to keep the health care owned locally instead of a Memphis or Tupelo corporation with no interest in Starkville nor Okitbbeha county. The supervisors know nothing about accounting nor health care. They will do what the voters say at the nest election. Bye bye supervisors.
No Shows

Tupelo, MS

#9 Oct 10, 2017
The three supervisors that have cost the taxpayers over $300,000 will not be in attendance nor will the consultant that they paid the big bucks. The hospital trustees will answer all the questions from the taxpayers that attend and the supervisors will be embarrassed with proof that they have lied to their those who elected them to serve. Some one has been promised something they will receive. The vote will be 80% for keeping the hospital owned by the county and the supervisors will be kicked out of office.
Supervised

Tupelo, MS

#10 Oct 11, 2017
The supervisors will be managed by the voters and will not re-elect those that have lied about their desires to get their hands on a few million to waste. The voters will take care of those supervisors that will not attend the meeting tonight. Their consultant has refused to attend so the trustees will present the facts for everyone to know the truth. The hospital will overwhelmingly be voted to remain a county owned health care provider in Starkville. Why would anyone want to be sent to Memphis or Columbus or to Tupelo? Good families who care for their sick do not want to drive miles and miles every day for no good reason. Oktibbeha has a great hospital and is the prefect size for a local hospital to provide the expected and deserved care by local workers, nurses , and health care professionals living and paying taxes in Oktibbeha county. Memphis and Tupelo will take money out of Starkville and pay less taxes and lower salaries and less health care. Talk to anyone in Lee county and ask about the Blue Cross problems with the Tupelo hospital? Big is not better.

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