Opportunity to reopen hospital
salsa

Oneida, TN

#42 Jul 11, 2012
zorro wrote:
I heard there was people hired and got better wages than people that had worked up there (scott co. hospital) for years. These "new" hirees did not even have the "number of years" of employment anywhere and had the same title--RN, LPN, lab tech., etc. Now that is not being very loyal to your other employees that has been there for years. How would you feel if you had been and employee for 2, 5, 10, 20 years and a new hiree with same title and not as much experience gets hired in making more than you do. And, you find out the HR or hiring manager tells them not to tell what their hrly. wages are because it would make a lot of people mad. What kind of company would do that to their loyal and older employees. Someone must have been sleeping on their HR or managers job to have let that happen. JUST NOT RIGHT. That is discrimination. That place is real bad for padding your pocket if you buddy up to the right person.
If this is true, it sounds like the CEO was not doing his job. He should have fired whoever was responsible for the wage discrepancy. That sounds like discrimination and cronyism and any manager that is guilty of this is not much of a manager and definitely needs to be demoted or fired. I hope the future owners of SCH is fair and looks into this. Someone needs to put a bug in the new owners ear so, hopefully, these same managers are not rehired into those positions. Looks like the DON would have stopped that before it ever happened. If you are in those positions, be fair and be consistent with every employee whether you like that employee or not.
Wonderer

Oliver Springs, TN

#43 Jul 15, 2012
People needs to just go up there and talk to the CEO and let him/her know how they feel. If enough people complain about how bad the management was before I think they might listen. And they need to name names.
uhmm

Oneida, TN

#44 Jul 15, 2012
When do you think local doctors whose offices are packed with patients constantly would have TIME to make rounds at the hospital for more serious issues? They are GP's NOT surgeons or specialists.
Brandon

Wartburg, TN

#45 Jul 15, 2012
uhmm wrote:
When do you think local doctors whose offices are packed with patients constantly would have TIME to make rounds at the hospital for more serious issues? They are GP's NOT surgeons or specialists.
You seem to not understand medicine. The doctors makes rounds in the mornings and evenings once the office is closed. I want a doctor that I trust to treat me if I am bad enough to be in the hospital. If this was the case then you have control of your provider. If you see a hospital it's you take what you can get. When you go by beans or steak to you pick what you want or do you take the left overs. I hope you pick what you want. Same in medicine, you are paying for a service. This is why Scott county hospital never works out. They miss this point!
MaddingCrowd

Wartburg, TN

#46 Jul 16, 2012
Prospects are looking good right now. Channel 4 had the Commission listening to three companies who are trying to take over the hospital.
concerned citizen

Helenwood, TN

#47 Jul 16, 2012
if you want to know who the local business are that want the hospital, they are brewsters builders,
j and m construction and lumber king. willie boyatt is employed with lumber king.
everybody call your commissioners and tell tham to do what is right for the people of scoot county
Wonderer

Oliver Springs, TN

#48 Jul 16, 2012
concerned citizen wrote:
if you want to know who the local business are that want the hospital, they are brewsters builders,
j and m construction and lumber king. willie boyatt is employed with lumber king.
everybody call your commissioners and tell tham to do what is right for the people of scoot county
There was a lot of employees there and it was plain to see who they were in support for by their applause when June Jeffers voted for Ameris.
Hmm

Columbia, SC

#49 Jul 16, 2012
concerned citizen wrote:
if you want to know who the local business are that want the hospital, they are brewsters builders,
j and m construction and lumber king. willie boyatt is employed with lumber king.
everybody call your commissioners and tell tham to do what is right for the people of scoot county
SHHH THATS A SECRET.:) What is your problem anyway all of those people should be experts at running a hospital.
Yeah

Oneida, TN

#50 Jul 16, 2012
They would be great wouldn't they!!!!
Ex hospital employee

Wartburg, TN

#51 Jul 16, 2012
Vote local. Local people will hire local and have community interest.
Yeah

Oneida, TN

#52 Jul 16, 2012
Exactly right
mama

Lancing, TN

#53 Jul 16, 2012
And voting local will bring in more politics and keep the SAME OLD department heads that have been there for years. They're half the reason no company wants to stay here! The hospital has had enough politics.
Local

Wartburg, TN

#55 Jul 16, 2012
mama wrote:
And voting local will bring in more politics and keep the SAME OLD department heads that have been there for years. They're half the reason no company wants to stay here! The hospital has had enough politics.
It is better than hiring outside managers. I think a lot needs to change and that local group owes no one anything. Local is the best choice
Weaker_Wiser

Sunbright, TN

#56 Jul 16, 2012
Don't think the county people need the locals to run the hospital, little conflicting. Pioneer, several months ago wanted 3 million from the county now they come back and want to do Urgent Care, better use a little wisdom with that group. Amerius is the only company that shows real intent to make it a hospital, pay off the debt and hire county people first. Be wise, and call your comissioners. It is evident the biggest majority is veering toward Pioneer, BIG MISTAKE. Maybe, someone is getting their pockets lined who knows. That will be a mistake that all will regret.
What I Think

Briceville, TN

#57 Jul 16, 2012
Is that some of our commissioners (one in particular) should quit running their mouth (in the community and on the internet) and treating Scott Countians like he is better than they are. I'm guessing he forgets who placed him in office...Scott Countians. It's time for us to stop placing these "good 'ol boys" in office and elect people who care about the welfare of this community and not about lining their pockets.
Curious

Brentwood, TN

#58 Jul 16, 2012
I am curious, who are the local investors interested in the hospital? I am in favor of keeping as much as possible in the county. But only if its in the counties best interest.
blue wolf

Oneida, TN

#59 Jul 16, 2012
The rep of this hospital has been going down hill for years.To many people have family that had a bad time there.I`ve seen it,most not all the people who work there worry more about the bucks than the care they give.

That hurts your rep.
question

Oneida, TN

#60 Jul 17, 2012
Does the former Hospital Board still exist/still making decisions? Also, where does the Mayor and Town Council of Oneida stand on all of this? Seems like they have been mighty quiet on the whole thing. Just wondering.
Wonderer

Oliver Springs, TN

#61 Jul 17, 2012
If Boyatt is employed at Lumber King well that would be a conflict of interest.Employees need to really stand up for what they want.
poe

Burlington, NC

#62 Jul 17, 2012
Weaker_Wiser wrote:
Don't think the county people need the locals to run the hospital, little conflicting. Pioneer, several months ago wanted 3 million from the county now they come back and want to do Urgent Care, better use a little wisdom with that group. Amerius is the only company that shows real intent to make it a hospital, pay off the debt and hire county people first. Be wise, and call your comissioners. It is evident the biggest majority is veering toward Pioneer, BIG MISTAKE. Maybe, someone is getting their pockets lined who knows. That will be a mistake that all will regret.
It sounds like people are misunderstanding what a CAH "Critical Access Hospital" is what the hospital has been ran as by HMA/Mercy for the past 3 years. It doesn't mean its any "less" of a hospital, it means that it gets higher medicare/medicaid reimbursement rates. There are some requirements to being granted CAH status, such as the hospital must be over 35 miles distance from another hospital, or 15 miles from another hospital in mountainous terrain or areas with only secondary roads.

CAH is a change in provider designation, not a downgrade. Conversion to CAH status does not necessarily mean losing services. In some cases, hospitals that have converted to CAH may even choose to expand their range of services to better meet community needs. CAHs may have a maximum of 25 acute care inpatient beds. For CAHs with swing bed agreements, any of its beds may be used for either inpatient acute care or swing bed services.

With either one of these agreements (Pioneer OR Amerius), we will have a free-standing, fully functioning hospital. Myself, I lean towards Pioneer's proposal -- but Amerius would be fine as well; either way you go I don't think letting a group of local businesses entangled w/ a hospital management company is the way to go. Certainly appreciated by those local entities, but now that we have two companies that want to take the hospital, we need to go the route that makes the most sense....

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