Lakeway Regional trying to buy Morris...
Compliant Idiot

Morristown, TN

#161 Mar 2, 2010
concerned wrote:
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You are way off. Better get your facts straight.
Musta been more ...
Grandmother

Morristown, TN

#162 Mar 2, 2010
What do you mean the Heart Center started out as a Cancer Center? MHHS had the Chemotherapy Unit, Baptist has a Radiation Unit on the Blvd. At the same time, MHHS had one fixed Cath Lab (in-house) and a mobile unit. When the new Northeast tower was built for the purpose of housing the Heart, Lung and Vascular Center on the Second Floor with two fixed Cath Labs, a Cardiac Rehab Unit, Cardiac Testing, Respiratory Therapy, etc. and the Morristown Regional Cancer Center on the First Floor, MHHS transferred their Chemotherapy Unit over there and Baptist Hospital bought a state-of-the-art Radiation Equipment, the third of it's kind in the state of Tenn., with one being at Vanderbilt University, and the two partnered to create the Morristown Regional Cancer Center. I think, but not 100% sure) since the St. Mary's Baptist merger (now Mercy Health Systems) MHHS has purchased their Radiation equipment. I know the former Baptist employees are now MHHS employees, so that's how I surmised they bought that piece from them. One unit never did take the place of the other, MHHS has had some or all of both simultaneously. I have family that has worked there for years and I have always used MHHS and their services, so I know how all this developed.
you are desperate

Morristown, TN

#163 Mar 2, 2010
hospital employee wrote:
Together, we could be a wonderful hospital. Please, MHHS employees, quit listen to the board and to CEO. All employees will keep their salary and keep their seniority. "For profit" only means Lakeway pays taxes. We put patients first just like MHHS.
WHATEVER
Grandmother

Morristown, TN

#164 Mar 2, 2010
Smells Fishy wrote:
Have you heard about the latest blunder by MHHS? Apparently the employee signature ad that ran in the CT this weekend contained signatures from a petition from a few years back. Many of these people aren't actually on board with this latest debaucle! This just gets more ridiculous and more ridiculous...
http://lwpolive.citizentribune.com/Repository...
The petition that ran in 1997 and signed by the employees was signed on poster-board in erratic fashion, as a group would sign a birthday card. These last signatures were signed by individual departments on 8.5 x 11 paper. Every signature that appeared in Sunday's paper are current employees. Sorry you don't know what you're talking about. Check the Tribune archives if you don't believe it. Plus all the articles and pictures that ran in 1997 as well.
Grandmother

Morristown, TN

#165 Mar 2, 2010
wanttubestied wrote:
Just curious---if Covenant is a CAtholic based "not-for profit" can women get their tubes tied at M-H if they take over? There are Catholic hospitals in other parts of the country and women will go there to have their first two babies and then to the non-denominational one to have their third so they can have their tubes tied.
Covenant is not Catholic. The original Fort Sanders, where Covenant Health started, was Presbyterian, so no problem with getting tubal. Definitely not Catholic; that's Mercy.

“Troll Killer ”

Since: Apr 09

Pandemonium

#166 Mar 2, 2010
I don't even know how old this thread is, but I'm going to post on it anyway.

I've had experiences with both Lakeway and Hamblen hospital.

I have no doubt that if it weren't for the staff in the emergency resucitation room at Hamblen Hospital my husband would be dead today. He was DOA through the doors and they worked on him for over 45 minutes, put him into a medicinally-forced coma for three days so he could recover from the trauma in the ICU and today he is alive and well. I thank God everyday that the staff there didn't give up on him. I myself end up getting admitted to the hospital around twice a year, and I have received nothing but amazing care. The nurses and doctors are amazing, and not only them but whoever changes the lightbulbs and cleans the floors are doing an outstanding job, that place is always clean as a whistle and everyone who works there is polite and helpful. If I won the lottery tomorrow I'd make such a huge donation to them they would be able to buy the city of Morristown.

I've only had sub-par experiences at Lakeway.
Hmmmmm

Morristown, TN

#167 Mar 3, 2010
Looks like the Tribune needs a new reporter. Not quite what I saw while I was there. The Lakeway ones were very professional while the ones from MHHS were more like spoiled children that lost their candy.

Tribune Quote:
"Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System won’t consider a partnership with Community Health Systems — Lakeway Regional Hospital’s parent company — because MHHS refuses to affiliate with a for-profit institution, hospital officials reaffirmed Tuesday afternoon in front of the Morristown City Council."

"The undisguised distrust and lack of cordiality expressed by representatives of both hospitals toward each other appears to suggest that a Morristown-Hamblen-CHS merger would be a highly imperfect union if the tax status of the hospitals were not an issue."
2telltruth2

Morristown, TN

#168 Mar 3, 2010
Native wrote:
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Maybe MHHS is in debt because all the Mexicans they treat won't pay their bills.
red, yellow black or white, they are precious in our sight!
Concerned

Morristown, TN

#169 Mar 4, 2010
Just a thought. If MHHS's deal is "on-the-level", why were they hiding it from the public, and after it was exposed, became a "done deal" and "eleventh-hour"? Most of the best deals made were "eleventh-hour".

(Tribune Quote)
"I take tremendous offense that an organization like that is here, that we’ve tried to cooperate with through the years that has basically kind of shunned us, would come into a situation that we’re in — we’ve announced what we’re going to do, how we were going to do it, our cards were on the table and we’ve gone forward and done it — and then at the 11th hour come up and do what they have done," Haggard said.
(End quote)

Why is there so much hate for "for-profit" corporations and businesses? Do we hate Wal-mart, Profits, Sears, McDonald's and that mom&pop store down the street? Does George hate these and all the others in our community? These are for-profit entities. For-profit is the basis of the American system. A good example of not-for-profit is the Federal Government, trillions in debt. I will say a good, well organized, well run, not-for-profit will make a profit, but in most cases depend on outside sources for revenue.
Whats ur name

Morristown, TN

#170 Mar 4, 2010
Hmmmmm wrote:
I thought all the "Higher Ups" went to MHHS. Something smells about this tale. Not nice to fabricate information. What was the visit date and I'll have the "truth checked"?
Is this Cindy?
maybe

United States

#171 Mar 4, 2010
If the people would pay their hosp bill the hospital probably wouldn't be in debt so bad..Its not just the "mexicans" that will not pay their bills...Trust me I worked in the billing dept...You have to use all these supplies, do xrays, lab work, and have to pay the nurses to take care of you while you are at the hospital and these people say,"Well they didnt do anything for me while I was there." Well the hospital still has to buy all the equip, etc. back that they spent trying to help you...Everybody has their own opinion about the hospitals here in town and thats ok thats your right..But people these things happen everywhere...You all act like no hospital has ever merged or been bought..Well if it will improve the Hamblen Co area then go for it...And Richard keep up the good work...
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Jefferson City, TN

#172 Mar 4, 2010
Are all George Haggard's businesses "Not for profit" ?
Well

Morristown, TN

#173 Mar 4, 2010
Related content wrote:
Are all George Haggard's businesses "Not for profit" ?
I'm assuming they are. Isn't that what he fighting for? I'm assuming the term meaning "make no money".
Hmmmmmm

Morristown, TN

#174 Mar 4, 2010
Whats ur name wrote:
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Is this Cindy?
Who is Cindy?
Hamblen Co Freedom

Morristown, TN

#175 Mar 4, 2010
huh wrote:
can the board just up and decide not to pursue "for profit" offers?? Don't they have to ask the owners about this? Why not a referendum?---just like the bond issue--seems like they asked us for money saying it was a "responsible" thing to do--now can't we the taxpayer be just as sensible about our hospital now that it is needing a way out of debt---I mean why would they sell a hospital unless it was losing money!
I vote for a referendum. Let the people of Hamblen Co decide what to do with their hospital.
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Jefferson City, TN

#176 Mar 4, 2010
What is the board getting out of the deal that they want to keep quiet ?
Hamblen Co Freedom

Morristown, TN

#177 Mar 4, 2010
Related content wrote:
What is the board getting out of the deal that they want to keep quiet ?
The only ones who could tell is the owners, Hamblen Co.
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Jefferson City, TN

#178 Mar 4, 2010
I agree... the board members aren't the hard working taxpayers in Hamblen county...we should be allowed to decide the fate.
Hamblen Co Citizen

Morristown, TN

#179 Mar 4, 2010
Not sure what their getting individually. This concerns me as to why this was kept such a secret. Our hospital. Let us decide!!!!!!
2telltruth2

Morristown, TN

#180 Mar 4, 2010
Concerned wrote:
Just a thought. If MHHS's deal is "on-the-level", why were they hiding it from the public, and after it was exposed, became a "done deal" and "eleventh-hour"? Most of the best deals made were "eleventh-hour".
(Tribune Quote)
"I take tremendous offense that an organization like that is here, that we’ve tried to cooperate with through the years that has basically kind of shunned us, would come into a situation that we’re in — we’ve announced what we’re going to do, how we were going to do it, our cards were on the table and we’ve gone forward and done it — and then at the 11th hour come up and do what they have done," Haggard said.
(End quote)
Why is there so much hate for "for-profit" corporations and businesses? Do we hate Wal-mart, Profits, Sears, McDonald's and that mom&pop store down the street? Does George hate these and all the others in our community? These are for-profit entities. For-profit is the basis of the American system. A good example of not-for-profit is the Federal Government, trillions in debt. I will say a good, well organized, well run, not-for-profit will make a profit, but in most cases depend on outside sources for revenue.
you must have seen the articule, did you not see the part were they announced it in the CT in 2008 and 2009.

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