School Based Health Clinic In Murray Co.
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Ball Ground Citizen

United States

#42 Feb 20, 2013
Reply wrote:
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My guess, blowing smoke as usual.
I don't know about blowing smoke, My biggest concern is about just how neccesary is this this? I mean this is school not health clinics. We struggle to keep good teachers, but rather than focus on that they want to open clinics in our schools? Hope I can make the meeting to see just what's going on because right now this just seems too far out in left field.

Since: Aug 09

Greenville, SC

#43 Feb 20, 2013
Far and Away wrote:
There are actually several employees that has family members who are medical doctors. Not sure but i dont think any of them are General Practioners or Pediatricians so probably no one's close relative. However, if they are from Murray County then they are probably related to someone somehow in the system. BTW if you are talking about Dr. Nick Reed, he is an orthopedic surgeon so I don' t think he will give up a promising practice when he returns to GA later this year to staff a school based clinic.
As always people are so closed minded to new things that it is no wonder we lag behind our neighboring counties in most everything!
I plan to attend the next meeting to see for myself what is being offered before making an uninformed decision like many of you. Did anyone who has posted here actually attend the meeting or are you just blowing smoke?
They want community input, but they release the bare minimum worth of information. You can't really blame the citizen's for that.

I mean, if they REALLY wanted input on it. They'd create a website and put the info out there. So that people could actually be prepared for the meeting.
guest

United States

#44 Feb 20, 2013
TheSmartGuy wrote:
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They want community input, but they release the bare minimum worth of information. You can't really blame the citizen's for that.
I mean, if they REALLY wanted input on it. They'd create a website and put the info out there. So that people could actually be prepared for the meeting.
So very true. I didn't see one word about Murray Medical being involved. We fund both the school system and the hospital with our taxes. Why bring in a third party?
unknown

United States

#45 Feb 20, 2013
Far and Away wrote:
There are actually several employees that has family members who are medical doctors. Not sure but i dont think any of them are General Practioners or Pediatricians so probably no one's close relative. However, if they are from Murray County then they are probably related to someone somehow in the system. BTW if you are talking about Dr. Nick Reed, he is an orthopedic surgeon so I don' t think he will give up a promising practice when he returns to GA later this year to staff a school based clinic.

As always people are so closed minded to new things that it is no wonder we lag behind our neighboring counties in most everything!

I plan to attend the next meeting to see for myself what is being offered before making an uninformed decision like many of you. Did anyone who has posted here actually attend the meeting or are you just blowing smoke?
Only three non medical professionals attended. All were positive except for one older "gentleman" that doesn't want any of his tax money going to fund any grant to provide care for poor children. The hospital staff and health department are all in support. This is for students that have no or inadequate medical care. No school funds will be used. We are just the location to make it easier for our families to access medical care. It is 34 miles round trip to the pediatric clinic. Our struggling families can't afford to take off work and drive that far for care! We need to find everyday possible to support our students.
also unknown

United States

#46 Feb 20, 2013
unknown wrote:
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Only three non "medical professionals" attended. All were positive except for one older "gentleman" that doesn't want any of his tax money going to fund any grant to provide care for poor children. The hospital staff and health department are all in support. This is for students that have no or inadequate medical care. No school funds will be used. We are just the location to make it easier for our families to access medical care. It is 34 miles round trip to the pediatric clinic. Our struggling families can't afford to take off work and drive that far for care! We need to find everyday possible to support our students.
I seriously question the accuracy of what you say about the support of the hospital staff. While you didn't actually say that hospital staff was at the meeting, the implication was there. I can easily find out and will post it. My guess is that you are affiliated with Georgia Mountains Health. Are there doctors and or nurse practitioners now at GMH or will they have to be brought in from outside the community?
unknown

Dalton, GA

#47 Feb 20, 2013
also unknown wrote:
<quoted text>I seriously question the accuracy of what you say about the support of the hospital staff. While you didn't actually say that hospital staff was at the meeting, the implication was there. I can easily find out and will post it. My guess is that you are affiliated with Georgia Mountains Health. Are there doctors and or nurse practitioners now at GMH or will they have to be brought in from outside the community?
We will take applications. I would hope that Murray folks would apply! The hospital administrator is most definitely in favor and addressed that at the first meeting.
Ball Ground Citizen

Dalton, GA

#48 Feb 20, 2013
unknown wrote:
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Only three non medical professionals attended. All were positive except for one older "gentleman" that doesn't want any of his tax money going to fund any grant to provide care for poor children. The hospital staff and health department are all in support. This is for students that have no or inadequate medical care. No school funds will be used. We are just the location to make it easier for our families to access medical care. It is 34 miles round trip to the pediatric clinic. Our struggling families can't afford to take off work and drive that far for care! We need to find everyday possible to support our students.
Our poor children as you call them have health departments and such. I don't quite understand the 34 miles to a DR. comment. But should that be everyones problem? Once again school is for learning, hospitals are for medical attention.
also unknown

United States

#49 Feb 20, 2013
Ball Ground Citizen wrote:
<quoted text> Our poor children as you call them have health departments and such. I don't quite understand the 34 miles to a DR. comment. But should that be everyones problem? Once again school is for learning, hospitals are for medical attention.
You don't understand the 34miles because it's bogus. There is a pediatrician not a mile from the hospital, Dr. White.
also unknown

United States

#50 Feb 20, 2013
unknown wrote:
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We will take applications. I would hope that Murray folks would apply! The hospital administrator is most definitely in favor and addressed that at the first meeting.
Applications for physicians to come and live here? There are several here already. Do expect them to apply for a position with GMH when they already have established practices. PA's and NP's maybe, but I have my doubts. Why are there no providers at GMH now? You are a health care facility right?
Lets address the 34 mile round trip to a pediatrician claim that you make. Dr. White's pediatrics has been on 3rd ave., just a stone throw from the hospital, for years. Did they close? And besides that all of the FP's here accept kids as patients and have for decades. 99% of kids in M.C. are covered by some sort of insurance and they can access any one of the local FP practices. I cannot comment on your last sentence above.
Clive

Sycamore, GA

#51 Feb 20, 2013
The school system has two nurses. Neither of them are actually in a school. They are in the same building as PreK and each school has a parapro to dispense medications and such. They have the ability to video-conference with the nurses in the case of emergencies.
Reply

Perry, GA

#52 Feb 21, 2013
Clive wrote:
The school system has two nurses. Neither of them are actually in a school. They are in the same building as PreK and each school has a parapro to dispense medications and such. They have the ability to video-conference with the nurses in the case of emergencies.
You know, we survived without a nurse back in the day and we have lived a long life. Why do we have to intermix the school and the hospital now? The school system cannot handle every problem this county has, although the ones sitting on their butts, not doing a darn thing, sit there with their hands out saying, "what ya going to do for me next?" I am so sick of keeping up the ones that won't take care of their kids, won't work, and do drugs. Now get on me everyone. But it's the truth.
Oak Tree

Kathleen, GA

#54 Mar 5, 2013
Not sure how I feel about this yet
sly

Cleveland, TN

#55 Mar 5, 2013
i think its a waste of our tax dollars that we do not have .IS THIS ANOTHER WAY TO JACK OUR TAXES UP
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