MHHS May Close Soon
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BadTimes

Morristown, TN

#1 Jul 18, 2011
It has been reported that the former community hospital MHHS may be on the brink of closing. Parent company from Knoxville, TN has issued a warning to the local administrative staff last week. It appears the better together slogan was only a thin covering for what has become a nightmare on elm street for the dwindling staff still remaining. Hope and change has went and gone. Silence has been replaced with tears.

One of the main issues yet to be resolved is the patients not profit issue. "We have wasted more money this year than we have ever wasted before", was a mantra I heard from within. "How much longer can this go on"?, says another.
DadGum

Zephyrhills, FL

#2 Jul 18, 2011
But Richard still has a job and the Board hasn't changed
Nurse

Morristown, TN

#3 Jul 21, 2011
DadGum wrote:
But Richard still has a job and the Board hasn't changed
Several of the nursing staff, or should I say most have left this self created insanity to work for better healthcare groups. Covenant just doesn't have a good employee relationship and MHHS is just another Covenant hospital. Their main plan is to replace all of the local employees with those who are within the ranks from Knoxville. As I understand, the board is dissolved locally and controlled fully from the Knoxville Covenant board, so there's no help there. I'm sure they, Covenant, will understand the needs of our community, and send us to Knoxville for our needed care. Welcome to the Knoxville Machine.

But wait, you still have the right to request where you want to go for your care. I suggest, for a few, Jefferson City, Lakeway Regional, Baptist in Newport, UT, or just go to Kingsport. Covenant just can't compete with their care.
Bubba

Morristown, TN

#4 Jul 21, 2011
I think it will follow the path of Baptist and just go broke, again. MHHS is loosing way too much money to survive. They have lost the faith of the local community as a competent healthcare provider and will just fade away when Covenant is finished with them. In the end, someone else will be running Covenant.
Ralph

Morristown, TN

#5 Jul 21, 2011
Dang, MHHS is still open?
BadTimes

Morristown, TN

#6 Jul 21, 2011
Ralph wrote:
Dang, MHHS is still open?
They are but in a limited sort of way.
speck

Morristown, TN

#7 Jul 21, 2011
I heard census was down
the plain truth

Morristown, TN

#8 Jul 22, 2011
i know why there fightin to keep the doors open and if u dont belive me just go by there and you will see for yourself, MEXICANS i droped of something to my aunt and i went thru the emergency room there was 50 mexicans there and i bet the farm most didnt have insurence and the ones that do WE ARE PAYING FOR IT<
Old Liberal

Morristown, TN

#9 Jul 23, 2011
Here's a big part of the problem at MHHS...very high paid 'executive staff' sitting on their asses doing nothing, and riding around in top of the line SUV's provided by the hosp. right before Covenant bought out MHHS, while the locals in charge still had control over spending, playing powerful decision makers...LOL
sad

Statesville, NC

#10 Jul 24, 2011
it's sad how fast mhhs has went down hill. going in with covenant has been the end of this hopsital. the managers and directors are more concerned with seeing how many employees they can write up rather than focus on patient care and running things right. holston valley in kingsport is an excellent hospital... drs there are fantastic and caring. i recommend that hospital every chance i get!
Mexican Boy

Morristown, TN

#11 Jul 24, 2011
the plain truth wrote:
i know why there fightin to keep the doors open and if u dont belive me just go by there and you will see for yourself, MEXICANS i droped of something to my aunt and i went thru the emergency room there was 50 mexicans there and i bet the farm most didnt have insurence and the ones that do WE ARE PAYING FOR IT<
Hey man, that's my brothers. We know where the stuffs for free. Gives them a name of Horindez and you can have free care too. Meet me down at Morristown Hamblen Hospital, they have good thing going on.
Hmmmmm

Morristown, TN

#12 Jul 24, 2011
I can only say that they got what they paid for. A run down dog of a hospital with a broke helm. She's bound to sink soon.
Richard C

Morristown, TN

#13 Aug 30, 2011
I, as the driver of the broken piece of garbage, love my position. You cannot touch me. You cannot fire me. You cannot see me. Now, work and slave for me and your masters. It doesn't matter that we are now 75 million in debt and that we're funneling money and jobs out of Hamblen county. I puke on you, let them eat cake.
sunshine

Morristown, TN

#14 Aug 31, 2011
When I am finished with MHHS they will have to close. I have never been treated as bad in my life as I was there. My lawyer will be contacting them shortly. Have any of you ever been run off from a hospital and then told you cannot leave unless we see you get in the car with your ride ? I was taken by ambulance and had no ride back home and all my family was at work. 2 days, one nite of torture. I will explain later as I cannot now.
Circus Act

Morristown, TN

#15 Sep 1, 2011
sunshine wrote:
When I am finished with MHHS they will have to close. I have never been treated as bad in my life as I was there. My lawyer will be contacting them shortly. Have any of you ever been run off from a hospital and then told you cannot leave unless we see you get in the car with your ride ? I was taken by ambulance and had no ride back home and all my family was at work. 2 days, one nite of torture. I will explain later as I cannot now.
They're a not for profit bunch and that makes them hard to sue. The judge usually just agrees with them and sinks the poor person they hurt. I've heard Richard brag about how they win these cases all the time.

Good luck and I hope your lawyer is a great one, Covenant will pour a bucket of money into it to try to beat you.
Circus Act

Morristown, TN

#16 Sep 1, 2011
Circus Act

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#17 Sep 1, 2011
Circus Act

Morristown, TN

#18 Sep 1, 2011
Circus Act

Morristown, TN

#19 Sep 2, 2011
Concerned Citizen

Morristown, TN

#20 Sep 2, 2011

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