Unionville breaks ground on hospital

Unionville breaks ground on hospital

There are 6 comments on the Kirksville Daily Express story from Oct 20, 2006, titled Unionville breaks ground on hospital. In it, Kirksville Daily Express reports that:

A patient at Putnam County Memorial Hospital will receive the same privacies those in other hospitals take for granted after a 21,000 square foot expansion is completed in early 2008.

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concerned in unionville

Macon, MO

#1 Jan 24, 2007
HOW MUCH MONEY IS THIS GOING TO COST THE TAXPAYERS OF PUTNAM COUNTY. I AM INTERESTED TO KNOW HOW THIS NEW HOSPITAL IS GOING TO HELP THE QUALITY OF HEALTH CARE THAT IS RECIEVED IN THE PUTNAM COUNTY HOSPITAL AND IN THE CLINIC. IT;S KIND OF LIKE, WELL WE ARE GETTING A NEW HOSPITAL BUT WHERE ARE ALL THE QUALITY DOCTORS THAT GIVE QUALITY HELATHCARE. THERE ARE SOme DOCTORS IN PUTNAM COUNTY THAT ARE GREAT DO NOT GET THE IDEA THAT I AM RAGGING ON ALL OF THEM, HOWEVER THE ONES THAT ARE NOT GIVING GOOD CARE NEED TO LEAVE AND WE NEED TO GET SOME NEW ONES. I HAVE NOTICED THAT THIS IS HAPPENING BUT ARE YOU GOING TO COMPLETELY CLEAN HOUSE? I HAVE BEEN IN THIS HOSPITAL SEVERAL TIMES IN MY LIFE AND I HAVE WITNESSED SOME OF THE BEST HEALTH CARE AND SOME OF THE WORST.WE NEED TO GET RID OF THE WORSE AND KEEP THE GOOD. I ALSO UNDERSTAND THAT THE OFFICE RATE AT THE CLINIC HAS ALMOT DOUBLED, NOWHOW ARE THE PEOPLE WITH NO HEALTH INSURANCE GOING TOPAY THIS PLUS PAY FOR THIER MEDICINE. NOT ALLOF US HAVE INSURANCE AND BECAUSE OF THAT WE ARE NOT GETTING THE CARE THAT WE NEED BECAUSE WE CANNOT AFFORD IT. I THINK THAT INSTEAD OF SPENDING ALL THIS MONEY ON A NEW HOSPITAL, WE SHOULD TRY TO UTALIZE THE ONE THAT WE HAVE AND WE NEED TO CONCENTRATE ON THE PEOPLE OF PUTNAM AND SURROUNDING COUNTIES AND HELPING THOSE PEOPLE THAT CANNOT AFFORD HEALTHCARE OR MAKE TO MUCH TO GET ON MEDICAID.
Tawnysue

Sumter, SC

#2 Jul 14, 2007
I agree with you, people in Putnam County don't need a new hospital they need Doctor's. My mother was told she had indigestion for 10 years, no she was having strokes. But in order to get new doctors we need to pay them. If it was not for the Healthcare providers who tend to our elderly community, many would not receive any type of treatment. And you only get the healthcare providers "if" you qualify for Medicaid or Medicare. Most of the Healthcare providers I have meet and know personally are wonderful people, they could not afford to go to college to get their degree's. So they work for minimum wage and do the best they can. And in turn are looked down upon by the hospital nurses and aides. I don't see any of them going out taking care of our elderly.
April

Unionville, MO

#3 Jan 29, 2008
It wont help at all. We barely have anyone in the hospital at all. There wasting there time,and our money.
welfare village

Houston, TX

#4 Jun 25, 2008
You're not going to get any great doctors in Putnam County, sorry; what would attract them? The Third World infrastructure/'government'? Seriously, I've been in more than a few third world nations, and most of them have a few things on Putnam Co. I say this regretfully, being a PC grad; remember how we used to make fun of Milan? Who's laughing now? Another fifty years or so and Unionville will look like Lemons.
Do yourself a favor and request that the ambulance take you to Kirksville; if it's serious, you'll end up there anyway (or in a nice plot on the south edge of town).
The Truth

United States

#5 Mar 9, 2013
In all honesty, they should spend the money on a few helo pads for air ambulances so folks can be flown to Kirksville quickly for competent care. I take no pleasure in this assessment, but it is a fact.

"welfare village" was spot-on.
Concerned

Osceola, MO

#6 May 23, 2013
Sounds like another small hospital in missouri. Rumor has it that the board of your hospital just hired a new CEO by the name of Brian Coffee. Guess he blew through most of a million dollars at his last hospital on marketing. If youre unfortunate enough to work for him, He is a real ahole with no people skills. and he's as honest as the serpent in the garden. He will come in preaching the parrable of the talons. All i have to say is that the above post is correct. Small hospitals need physicians first. That needs to be the foundation that the hospital builds from not a new facility. Putnam county get ready for the ride cause theres a five foot tall, bald headed, chemically embalanced tornado headed your way. GOOD LUCK.

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