Mississippi County hospital making im...

Mississippi County hospital making improvements

There are 68 comments on the KAIT story from Feb 2, 2011, titled Mississippi County hospital making improvements. In it, KAIT reports that:

For years, the hospitals in Mississippi county have had problems with ownership, management and age and lack of doctors.

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JMO

Blytheville, AR

#1 Feb 6, 2011
RIGHT!
Undercover

Trumann, AR

#2 Feb 6, 2011
the employees get to use the equipment for free while we are the ones paying for them to use it.
Guest

Little Rock, AR

#3 Feb 7, 2011
All they know about improvement is just giving stupid interviews, but look closely as to what really is being done - NOTHING Special or different at all which would save the bottom line for the people. It is only to justify the undeserving salaries of the people who consider them to be in the management in that place.

Need to start with a clean slate if their is going to be any real improvement, account for every tax dollar and why salaries of $30,000 a month have been justified.
my opinion

United States

#4 Feb 7, 2011
So what, I get the most for my healthcare dollar in Jonesboro or Memphis, better treatment,more services and my bills don't wind up in collections because the billing office don't know what they are doing. If I have good insurance and I'm able to pay, I expect good service.
Yep

Brookland, AR

#5 Feb 7, 2011
When my ADULT son died, the accounting dept filed his ER bill on my insurance and then talked to me as if it were my fault. He didn't even live in my house and had not been on my health insurance as a dependent for three years! The clerk just took the old information and filed the claim.
my opinion

United States

#6 Feb 7, 2011
Yep, that does sound like the good ole' billing office to me, I've had bills that were sent to the wrong address even though I gave my new address and gave a photo ID, the bill wound up in collections, I had a bill I was paying and it wound up in collections, when I paid Great River off in 2007, I never went back to them again and I do not take my family members. If Baptist were still here, maybe I would feel differently, but since Baptist left, the system has really been messed up. The last I heard, the individual that messed my billing information up, was still there.
guest

Blytheville, AR

#7 Feb 7, 2011
Nothing ever changes there, I have went to Jonesboro for a while and imagine that, they have surgeons there. I have been hearing for months now that Blytheville was getting a surgeon. Have they got one yet? And have heard complaints about Blytheville's billing dept for years. I will go to the ER to get transfered to Jonesboro if critical, otherwise to Jonesboro I go.
Watchful

Little Rock, AR

#8 Feb 7, 2011
Why are some of our doctors no longer practicing at our Blytheville hospital?
Watchful

Little Rock, AR

#9 Feb 7, 2011
Maybe there are too many chiefs and not enough indians!!!
Guest wrote:
All they know about improvement is just giving stupid interviews, but look closely as to what really is being done - NOTHING Special or different at all which would save the bottom line for the people. It is only to justify the undeserving salaries of the people who consider them to be in the management in that place.
Need to start with a clean slate if their is going to be any real improvement, account for every tax dollar and why salaries of $30,000 a month have been justified.
Guest

United States

#10 Feb 7, 2011
Watchful wrote:
Maybe there are too many chiefs and not enough indians!!! <quoted text>
That is precisely the case. Too many people want to feel important but not do the work or dont know how to do the work. Everyone in the so called administration wants a big fat salary for doing nothing.

They do not have a surgeon and the big QHR promised all sorts of help with their "High Contacts" have done nothing but looted the citizens out of $4 million management fee in the last 2 years.

And the so called politicians and "Prozac Pete" is solely to blame for this. No wonder any average person or doctor would shy away from touching the hot mess there. Either you are with "Prozac Pete" or you are NOT with him.
Choices

Brookland, AR

#11 Feb 7, 2011
my opinion wrote:
Yep, that does sound like the good ole' billing office to me, I've had bills that were sent to the wrong address even though I gave my new address and gave a photo ID, the bill wound up in collections, I had a bill I was paying and it wound up in collections, when I paid Great River off in 2007, I never went back to them again and I do not take my family members. If Baptist were still here, maybe I would feel differently, but since Baptist left, the system has really been messed up. The last I heard, the individual that messed my billing information up, was still there.
I got turned over to collections for $17...and didn't even know I owed any money! Never once got a bill. And on top of that, I worked there full time. Was there for over a decade. It's not like they didn't know where to find me!
actualleeeeeee

United States

#12 Feb 8, 2011
I wuz at da hosptital and it looked like they wuz makin improvements. Maybe they readin topix threads and doing somethin bout it. Woot!! U go mizzter & mizztrezz!!!
my opinion

United States

#13 Feb 8, 2011
Choices wrote:
<quoted text>I got turned over to collections for $17...and didn't even know I owed any money! Never once got a bill. And on top of that, I worked there full time. Was there for over a decade. It's not like they didn't know where to find me!
That is really sad, this is the type of incompetence that has ruined the hospital and just about every other intity in Blytheville, but Mississippi County as a whole. This the reason citizens need to speak up, especially at the ballot box, we need to VOTE OUT incompetent leadership in the Quorum Court once and for all!

“just a country boy”

Since: Jun 08

Portageville

#14 Feb 8, 2011
Put salt on the roads.
Prozac Pete

United States

#15 Feb 8, 2011
Hail Prozac Pete. As long as I am in command, everyone will bow to me and follow as I say. Everyone else needs to get out of my hospital.
Fyi

Frisco, TX

#16 Feb 14, 2011
Mchs IS getting a general surgeon. He is waiting to get his licensce in the state of ARK. GRMC now has a grant-funded, yes, it's not your tax dollars, stroke emergency program called Arkansas Saves. Grmc and smc are now part of the state trauma network which allows faster and more efficient diagnosis, transfer, and treatment of
Trauma patients. The midwifery practice is a wonderful asset to the community. There are literally hundreds of employees that are proud to work at mchs, and strive each day to make it better. Look at the big picture. Peoples' lives are saved and improved because of mchs. This community COULD NOT exist without a committed group of people making improvements daily.
Guest

United States

#17 Feb 14, 2011
I will be happy if things turn around. But do not say tax dollars hav not been used. Very openly over $9 Million have been used from tax payer money in the last 2 years and a handsome bunch of it not on the correct people.
wow JUST WOW

United States

#18 Feb 14, 2011
Whats with getting a damn FOOT doctor when we need an ORTHOPEDIC specialist? More bones then just feet get broke about anywhere!
Goodness

United States

#19 Feb 14, 2011
Who is the surgeon?
Yadda yadda

Brookland, AR

#20 Feb 14, 2011
Fyi wrote:
Mchs IS getting a general surgeon. He is waiting to get his licensce in the state of ARK. GRMC now has a grant-funded, yes, it's not your tax dollars, stroke emergency program called Arkansas Saves. Grmc and smc are now part of the state trauma network which allows faster and more efficient diagnosis, transfer, and treatment of
Trauma patients. The midwifery practice is a wonderful asset to the community. There are literally hundreds of employees that are proud to work at mchs, and strive each day to make it better. Look at the big picture. Peoples' lives are saved and improved because of mchs. This community COULD NOT exist without a committed group of people making improvements daily.
The trauma thing is a state wide program! The stroke "program" has been around for years just called something different...and will apply to a very few patients.

The focus has to return to community care. Regardless of the complaint or need (real vs not a real emergency) every patient should be treated with respect and dignity, rather than despite and contempt. It is a business, not a community service. Until those in healthcare realize they are selling a service, things will never change.

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