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friesian

Corbin, KY

#1 Sep 4, 2009
We desperately are in need of another Hospital here. The way LCRH treats their employees is disgusting to say the least. Everyday, their is something new for the ADM.to come up with! Now there is talk of cutting their 401"K" All they are allowed FREE, is water and Coffee. And, if you are caught leaving the Hospital with a syrenge in your pocket---fired on the spot! If ADM. finds out an employee has been on TOPIX talking about their precious Hoapital, fired on the spot! Oh! by the way, same goes for the FREE Coffee and WATER!!! Something fishy is going on here. ADM. says they are trying to cut back on expenses! Please, give me a break! I guess that means the patients aren't getting the care they need because of all the expenses they are trying to cut back on. Enough of this. I'm sick of the whole mess.
Billhillies Inc

Somerset, KY

#2 Sep 4, 2009
I'm not at all happy with our hospital either. They need to make some changes there. My husband was just in there for over 2 weeks for a surgery, they gave him one sponge bath the whole time he was there.You may wonder why I didn't try to give him one and the answer to that is I am unable to ,if I could have I would. However if any patient is unable to wash their self it is the staffs job to do so. My understanding is that they are badly under staffed, the administration needs to hire more help! I don't feel that most of the staff are shirking their jobs because the majority of them are working their butts off, I just think they need more help there.
Billhillies Inc

Somerset, KY

#3 Sep 4, 2009
If the present administration can't run the hospital no better than what they are doing ,then they need to let someone take over that can or like the first poster said build another hospital here and give them some competition so that they will try to do better.
Listen up

Middlesboro, KY

#4 Sep 4, 2009
Syringes have no place outside of the hospital when it was hospital purchased property to begin with. There is no reason to take a syringe from the hospital property. Compare it to taking the stapler from an office. Might cost less, but same principle. Plus, the syringe is more apt to be used illegally. How difficult is it to check your pockets before you leave? If this policy is so rough for you adhere to, then I would be hard pressed to trust you with my bedside care..

You're lucky you've been getting free bottled water and coffee. Many companies have cut back on employee perks, no pun intended. I'm sure you don't pay for the water fountain, so if you feel thirsty after your shift, drink from that until you can hit a store for your bottled "tap water".

Topix most definitely IS an area that should be off limits to employees who speak of hospital business. In ANY business situation, and more specifically in health care, there is a word called ETHICS. Some of your fellow hospital employees have proven that this word is not in their vocabulary. More than one post lately from someone who works there has made me gasp in horror at the stupidity of the subject matter.

The patient care is not going to decrease because you can't have your coffee, bottled water, or you are going to be kept from pilfering a syringe. Corners cut will save slightly in the long run.

Your 401K however is up for debate. Don't feel like you all are exclusive in this issue. It's happening all over the country and not just in the health care industry. If you don't agree with the terms of your program, switch out to your own stock portfolios. Opt out of the hospital offered plans.

The only thing I find "fishy" is that you are crying over such mundane things as coffee and water. Unless you had specific reasons to forget that syringe in your pocket, what's the big deal? Unless you are a Phlebotomist, Lab Tech, Nurse, I.V. tech, etc., you don't need access to sharps anyway. I think you're making too much out of something that isn't worth loosing sleep over.
Listen up

Middlesboro, KY

#5 Sep 4, 2009
I would hope that Oakwood will follow suit on the "immediate termination" of anyone caught discussing employee business on Topix. I'm so sick of hearing every slanderous accusation imaginable about that place..
Daisy Mae

Hopkinsville, KY

#6 Sep 4, 2009
The reason and ONLY REASON there is not another hospitsl here is state politics.When it came up fot a vote from Frankfort a few years ago it was voted down by 1.I am sure Lifepoint threw there money around,We needed another hospital then,and we still need one.No one can say that rhere aren,t enough heart cath,s here to qualify for a certificate of need .And why do all trauma or possible trauma patients get flown out by helicopter?If this hospital cannot take care of trauma patients here then we need a hospital here that can.Even with insurance it still is very expensive to be flown to another hospital.And administation has always run the hospital by threats.Treating employees like children.Until this administration is gone nothing will change.They cannot understand the concept that if you are good to your employees they will be happy and therefore get more productive work .That is beyond their comprehension.
Pulaski County Tax Payer

Big Creek, KY

#7 Sep 4, 2009
Oh honey don't gasp hold your breath I totally agree and further more would gladly be the Erin Brockovich with a backbone and a big mouth and don't work there and thank god because alot of stuff would be no longer be hushed as that is our God given right and why our forefathers fought so that we may have freedom of speech and maybe you need to review your own ethics because I can tell you that I can count most of the best Dr.'s in this town who care more about their patients than they do the greedy dollar that you are after I know that Dr.'s treat patients who have been maced without gloves and then rub their own eyes that's right I had to say excuse me but, I think you are supposed to be wearing gloves oh and not to mention the fact that they treat everyone like druggies like my husband who nearly died after they allowed his appendix to bust because "he was constipated" yeah that's right that's your so called wonderful hospital I should have sued the pants off of them then. Get behind the rest of the citizens and start a petition folks. Don't be caught sick because within 48 hours they are at your bedside wanting to know how you want to pay for your visit cash, check, or credit card. I wouldn't be so secure about the extremely understaffed, under trained, over confident listen up the only thing that I agree on there is the syringe issue nothing else you say is credible and you sound awfully confident in your position and honey I don't think I would not be so sure you may be on the top of one of those pink slip lists too. You put your pants on the same way everyone else does and we all answer to the same God.
Pulaski County Tax Payer

Big Creek, KY

#8 Sep 4, 2009
Friesian and Billhillies speak up for yourselves don't back down from Listen Up the almighty one who seems to think she is so powerful honey if it was up to the staff and I worked there I would jerk you off of your pedestal by the seat of your pants there is such thing as right and wrong and morals but, to think that you are trying to hush someone up that is what the whistleblower law is for to weed out those like you who try to silence those willing to speak up against you and your administration whooooooo you got silenced then didn't you. You would have but one time to try something funny if the staff were smare they would record, videotape, and anything else they have every right to do if it meant getting the patients to speak up and they as patients have that right.
Listen up

Middlesboro, KY

#9 Sep 4, 2009
Pulaski County Tax Payer wrote:
Friesian and Billhillies speak up for yourselves don't back down from Listen Up the almighty one who seems to think she is so powerful honey if it was up to the staff and I worked there I would jerk you off of your pedestal by the seat of your pants there is such thing as right and wrong and morals but, to think that you are trying to hush someone up that is what the whistleblower law is for to weed out those like you who try to silence those willing to speak up against you and your administration whooooooo you got silenced then didn't you. You would have but one time to try something funny if the staff were smare they would record, videotape, and anything else they have every right to do if it meant getting the patients to speak up and they as patients have that right.
Silenced? I doubt that, "Honey". You think you silenced someone because you did not get an instantaneous response to your rants? I have no idea why YOUR panties are in such a wad about what I said. Whistle blower for syringes? Water and Coffee being taken from employees? Video tape and record what, for God's sakes? The post I referred to made NO MENTION of abuse, neglect, malpractice, etc. "Honey", you are in an obvious uproar over something that is beyond what was mentioned in this thread prior to my post. Your anger will do nothing for your cause, "Honey". Oh, and as far as my "pedestal"? I do not profess to be on any pedestals. I am a realist. Unless you have valid proof of any accusations that your throw forth, you're fighting a loose/loose battle. You are NOT forced to join the 401K plan. If you don't like it, research your options and get out of it. I am assuming you read your paperwork about early withdrawal penalties, etc. So do something if you're not happy with it. You have freedoms, as you said. USE THEM. I do not work at your hospital, never will work at your hospital and do not care one way or the other if you do either. I have been in the medical field probably longer than you are old, "Honey". You aren't going to show anything to me that I've not seen before. Doctors can be just as lazy as the next guy. Credentials don't create outstanding character in people. Integrity does. Some are purely ill equipped for the position they hold unfortunately, and I could write a book. If you are so adamant about the situation in the hospital, contact your state lawmakers, your state medical board, and by all means seek legal council. These posts will do nothing for your "cause". Peace out.
MEE

Corbin, KY

#10 Sep 5, 2009
Listen up wrote:
<quoted text>
Silenced? I doubt that, "Honey". You think you silenced someone because you did not get an instantaneous response to your rants? I have no idea why YOUR panties are in such a wad about what I said. Whistle blower for syringes? Water and Coffee being taken from employees? Video tape and record what, for God's sakes? The post I referred to made NO MENTION of abuse, neglect, malpractice, etc. "Honey", you are in an obvious uproar over something that is beyond what was mentioned in this thread prior to my post. Your anger will do nothing for your cause, "Honey". Oh, and as far as my "pedestal"? I do not profess to be on any pedestals. I am a realist. Unless you have valid proof of any accusations that your throw forth, you're fighting a loose/loose battle. You are NOT forced to join the 401K plan. If you don't like it, research your options and get out of it. I am assuming you read your paperwork about early withdrawal penalties, etc. So do something if you're not happy with it. You have freedoms, as you said. USE THEM. I do not work at your hospital, never will work at your hospital and do not care one way or the other if you do either. I have been in the medical field probably longer than you are old, "Honey". You aren't going to show anything to me that I've not seen before. Doctors can be just as lazy as the next guy. Credentials don't create outstanding character in people. Integrity does. Some are purely ill equipped for the position they hold unfortunately, and I could write a book. If you are so adamant about the situation in the hospital, contact your state lawmakers, your state medical board, and by all means seek legal council. These posts will do nothing for your "cause". Peace out.
You have no clue of whats going on at the hospital between Admin and the staff!!! Talk of cutting 401(K),cutting nurses pay, if you are a specialized RN such as ICU you have to pay for your own additional training to keep current which should be the employers resposibility, forced to sign paperwork not to discuss how the Admin is treating it's employees or any other matter the Admin is doing without being terminated which is a direct threat by the Hospital Admin and much much more!!! The CEO and Admin are cutting corners, cutting back cost (when they are making lots of money!!) Cutting back the amount of staff, not hiring many new staff, and overcharging (especially insurance companies!!) JUST SO THEY CAN POCKET MONEY!! THAT'S IT IN A NUTSHELL!! I think some staff need to get together and hit the media, go to the county fisical court and on to the state! But, they are afraid to because they were forced to sign that little peice of paper threatning their jobs!!!!!! Yes we need a new hospital, to shut this one down, or at least put the CEO and Admin in their place!!!
MEE

Corbin, KY

#11 Sep 5, 2009
Pulaski County Tax Payer wrote:
Friesian and Billhillies speak up for yourselves don't back down from Listen Up the almighty one who seems to think she is so powerful honey if it was up to the staff and I worked there I would jerk you off of your pedestal by the seat of your pants there is such thing as right and wrong and morals but, to think that you are trying to hush someone up that is what the whistleblower law is for to weed out those like you who try to silence those willing to speak up against you and your administration whooooooo you got silenced then didn't you. You would have but one time to try something funny if the staff were smare they would record, videotape, and anything else they have every right to do if it meant getting the patients to speak up and they as patients have that right.
Just to backup what you say,, I think " Listen Up" Is most likely one of the hospital Admin or someone of great influence!! I think "Listen Up" Should give their name so the public can put him/her on the spot!! A buisness of great importance to the community and surrounding areas such as Lake Cumberland Regional "Is" the publics buisness and the hospitals "Code of Conduct and "Code of Ethics" is the publics buisness, right to know and should be presented for public evaluation!! Therefore, since Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital is a Major Employer, and revenue for this county, surrounding counties and south central kentucky Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital (CEO and Admin) Should be held accountable for their actions of Buisness and Community Conduct including and not limited to so called "EMPLOYEE BUISNESS"!!
friesian

Corbin, KY

#12 Sep 5, 2009
Listen up wrote:
Syringes have no place outside of the hospital when it was hospital purchased property to begin with. There is no reason to take a syringe from the hospital property. Compare it to taking the stapler from an office. Might cost less, but same principle. Plus, the syringe is more apt to be used illegally. How difficult is it to check your pockets before you leave? If this policy is so rough for you adhere to, then I would be hard pressed to trust you with my bedside care..
You're lucky you've been getting free bottled water and coffee. Many companies have cut back on employee perks, no pun intended. I'm sure you don't pay for the water fountain, so if you feel thirsty after your shift, drink from that until you can hit a store for your bottled "tap water".
Topix most definitely IS an area that should be off limits to employees who speak of hospital business. In ANY business situation, and more specifically in health care, there is a word called ETHICS. Some of your fellow hospital employees have proven that this word is not in their vocabulary. More than one post lately from someone who works there has made me gasp in horror at the stupidity of the subject matter.
The patient care is not going to decrease because you can't have your coffee, bottled water, or you are going to be kept from pilfering a syringe. Corners cut will save slightly in the long run.
Your 401K however is up for debate. Don't feel like you all are exclusive in this issue. It's happening all over the country and not just in the health care industry. If you don't agree with the terms of your program, switch out to your own stock portfolios. Opt out of the hospital offered plans.
The only thing I find "fishy" is that you are crying over such mundane things as coffee and water. Unless you had specific reasons to forget that syringe in your pocket, what's the big deal? Unless you are a Phlebotomist, Lab Tech, Nurse, I.V. tech, etc., you don't need access to sharps anyway. I think you're making too much out of something that isn't worth loosing sleep over.
You are so smart!!! It isn't just about Coffee and Water!!! Nit wit- Read between the lines. The Hospital sucks!!! Adm. sucks, and from what i've read, you probably do too. Gees!!!
oldie

Somerset, KY

#13 Sep 5, 2009
friesian wrote:
<quoted text>You are so smart!!! It isn't just about Coffee and Water!!! Nit wit- Read between the lines. The Hospital sucks!!! Adm. sucks, and from what i've read, you probably do too. Gees!!!
I work at the hospital and I like working there. People there are nice and they do their best.
benny

Brodhead, KY

#14 Sep 5, 2009
oldie, who are you trying to impress? they are a lot of hard workers there, i am sure, but i also hear they are not fair about a lot of things
Need A New One

London, KY

#15 Sep 5, 2009
Tell me just how a quality hospital does a C-Section birth and leave a pair of scissors in the patient? It was only after the woman went to another hospital with severe abdominal pain that they see the scissors in there.

Say it didn't happen And you will make yourself a liar. I personally watched that play out.
le-man

Somerset, KY

#16 Sep 6, 2009
Well that person should be very rich now because that does happen its rare but many cases documented no legal defense someones gonna pay. It is usually impossible to keep it totally quiet though should be on record somewhere. I worked there long time its an ok place they do some good things but the higher ups are out for money always have always will unless federal govt reals them in they have small town attitude if u dont like it leave or the threat of termination its only game in town not many options dr office dont pay anywhere near hospital they pay good because they have too. Greed has been the downfall of almost all great civilizations how big does ur mansion have to be, how mant cars do u need how big a boat. We arent getting rich but the ceos and the drs and the management make a killing while all of us pay for it thru insurance and out of pockets and more taxes higher insurance we all need to get behind Obama and his healthcare initiative it might not be perfect but it has to change for the common man and woman. Call your representative tell them to vote yes for everyone not just the privliged few who sprinkle their money around.
MEE

Corbin, KY

#17 Sep 6, 2009
le-man wrote:
Well that person should be very rich now because that does happen its rare but many cases documented no legal defense someones gonna pay. It is usually impossible to keep it totally quiet though should be on record somewhere. I worked there long time its an ok place they do some good things but the higher ups are out for money always have always will unless federal govt reals them in they have small town attitude if u dont like it leave or the threat of termination its only game in town not many options dr office dont pay anywhere near hospital they pay good because they have too. Greed has been the downfall of almost all great civilizations how big does ur mansion have to be, how mant cars do u need how big a boat. We arent getting rich but the ceos and the drs and the management make a killing while all of us pay for it thru insurance and out of pockets and more taxes higher insurance we all need to get behind Obama and his healthcare initiative it might not be perfect but it has to change for the common man and woman. Call your representative tell them to vote yes for everyone not just the privliged few who sprinkle their money around.
I would'nt back up Obama's healthcare plan for nothing! I'm not sure If it would make healthcare any worse but it for dang sure is'nt going to make it any better. Look at Canada (wait 9 months for a MRI) yeh,, right. I don't want the government involved in my healthcare period. I've worked for the Government. I have'nt saw anything yet that the Government has gotten their hands on that they have'nt screwed up. You have a bunch of people on committees that can't wipe their butts with both hands. Most of them come up with stupid policies and procedures making everyone elses job harder just so they can have job security. In other words creating their own job. If the Government wants to do something so bad and get involved with healthcare They should do like Japan did and put a CAP on healthcare. There is an affordable set price for everything in healthcare. Regardless of what doctor you go to or hospital one charges the same as the other. But you still get to choose who gives you the healthcare. If you don't like the quality of one, you can go to a different one. It also limits the Governments involvement so they don't have the chance to play around with your money. It also gives healthcare professionals an opportunity to make money. If you give shi**y healthcare you go broke, if you give good quality healthcare you recieve more patients and make more money. It's all plain and simple. It just goes to show how our government is. To many people in our Government and the government has to much control over everything. Actually,, the Government is in control of everything. They will do whatever they decide regardless of what the people want. I think if the founding fathers of this country could see how the Government and the morality of the people are today they would roll over in their grave!!!! It has flushed what they had in mind for this country and what they worked so hard to achieve right down the toilet!!!
benny

Somerset, KY

#18 Sep 6, 2009
the tech's are to count all insturments after all surgeries and close ups
military man

St Thomas, Virgin Islands, U.S.

#19 Sep 7, 2009
Billhillies Inc wrote:
If the present administration can't run the hospital no better than what they are doing ,then they need to let someone take over that can or like the first poster said build another hospital here and give them some competition so that they will try to do better.
YOU ARE EXACTLY RIGHT THIS ADMIN SUCKS THEY ARE FIRING GOOD NURSES AND OTHER EMPLOYEES FOR STUPID REASONS ANYTHING FROM PARKING TO SMOKING OFF HOSPITAL PROPERTY ZERO TOLERANCE THEY SAY AND THEY WONDER WHY NURSES ARE LEAVING TO GO ELSEWHERE BECAUSE OF THE NURSE TO PT RATIO THERE ARE NO BAD DEPT. IN THE HOSPITAL FOR MOST PART EVERYONE WORKS WELL TOGETHER BUT THERE HAVING TO BUST A** TO KEEP UP WITH PT CARE AND IT ISNT FAIR TO THE PT OR PT FAMILY AND ITS FUNNY THAT THE CEO HALF OF THE TIME DOESNT KNOW AN EMPLOYEE IS TERMINATED UNTILL HE/SHE CONTACTS HIM TO SEE IF THE MINOR PROBLEM CAN BE RESOLVED. JIM hUGHES THINKS HE IS THE CEO WHEN HE IS NOTHING MORE THAN A FLUNKIE AND BARBARA CRUTCHER WHO IS THE PARKING POLICE OR COMPANY RAT AS SHE IS KNOWN IN THE HOSPITAL IS NO BETTER IM NOT HERE TO BASH ANYONE BUT THE PUBLIC NEEDS TO KNOW THE TRUTH..NOT WHAT LCRH ADMIN TELLS THEM.I WORKED THERE FOR MANY YEARS AND FINNALY LEFT ON MY OWN WITH GOOD TERMS BUT NEVER WILL I TRY TO RETURN UNTILL ADMIN CHANGES...
le-man

Somerset, KY

#20 Sep 7, 2009
MEE wrote:
<quoted text>I would'nt back up Obama's healthcare plan for nothing! I'm not sure If it would make healthcare any worse but it for dang sure is'nt going to make it any better. Look at Canada (wait 9 months for a MRI) yeh,, right. I don't want the government involved in my healthcare period. I've worked for the Government. I have'nt saw anything yet that the Government has gotten their hands on that they have'nt screwed up. You have a bunch of people on committees that can't wipe their butts with both hands. Most of them come up with stupid policies and procedures making everyone elses job harder just so they can have job security. In other words creating their own job. If the Government wants to do something so bad and get involved with healthcare They should do like Japan did and put a CAP on healthcare. There is an affordable set price for everything in healthcare. Regardless of what doctor you go to or hospital one charges the same as the other. But you still get to choose who gives you the healthcare. If you don't like the quality of one, you can go to a different one. It also limits the Governments involvement so they don't have the chance to play around with your money. It also gives healthcare professionals an opportunity to make money. If you give shi**y healthcare you go broke, if you give good quality healthcare you recieve more patients and make more money. It's all plain and simple. It just goes to show how our government is. To many people in our Government and the government has to much control over everything. Actually,, the Government is in control of everything. They will do whatever they decide regardless of what the people want. I think if the founding fathers of this country could see how the Government and the morality of the people are today they would roll over in their grave!!!! It has flushed what they had in mind for this country and what they worked so hard to achieve right down the toilet!!!
so just let the ceo and insurance companies continue to run things huh do you think they have our best intrest at heart? Watch sicko its a documentary about other nations healthcare systems it makes a lot of sense how can other countries have free healthcare and their systems be as good as ours. Dont believe everything u hear on fox just try watching it if you know that they are pro conservative some of the things they say are ludacris. We cant survive as a society with healthcare cost draining businesses retirement plans and individuals life savings. There has to be some kind of solution.

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