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Paris, TX

PRMC Paris News story....

I think you are on to something here.. I have thought another part of the problem. When they were seperate they wouldn't work together for the needs of the community and at least one was in grave financial condition so they sold out to presby then others took over and that financial situation worsened...it would seem they have tried to add so much they have overextended themselves to the point of this financial mess...at this point one hospital would make more sense if that would improve overall care rather than spreading everyone so thin between two. Anyway, all we can do is pray for our town and the powers that be that they will be guided in the right direction as the way that it is going I fear it will only worsen. That holds true for a great number of rural facilities across our nation.  (Dec 23, 2008 | post #17)

Paris, TX

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Yes for several weeks and my sis has too. I think I will call them as it is driving me nuts too...  (Dec 22, 2008 | post #20)

Paris, TX

PRMC Paris News story....

Yes, I have had personal experience with family members there along with others that I know that have had experiences that are or could have been deadly. Of course, you are correct there are many hospitals across this nation that have to make cut backs and will continue to do so until our broken healthcare system is fixed. I do think however, there have been some unwise decisions in the approach to the changes within the hospital...and also are you aware those performance improvements include profit. So I am wondering if there was performance improvement why are so many going elsewhere? Furthermore, if capital is low why do build a new facility when you let staff go that could be taking care of the patients they hope to bring in as a result of such improvements. You are correct there are individuals that will complain no matter but, this is one that has had experienced with healthcare in the past as a former worker in the profession. I fully understand where cuts are often made and it is usually not within management it usually is the people that are administering care and that will always have an impact on overall patient care. You can call it throwing stones I call it awareness and my hope is PRMC will wake up and make some changes to better our healthcare in our community. I don't put much stock into pieces of paper I go by experience of my own or people I trust that have shared their own experiences. In conclusion, when I have a good experience in any business situation I also acknowledge it to the individuals that are in charge. I don't just report bad without reporting the good too.  (Dec 22, 2008 | post #14)

Paris, TX

PRMC Paris News story....

Excuse me I reread your posting and you did mention problems in reading it initally it seemed you were minimizing them to the point of giving the impression we the "uneducated public" did not realize other hospitals have problems also. Problems can come in many different ways ours seems to stem more from quality of care and I would say that is a significant problem. I am not saying that all patients are not getting good care there just seems to be a significant number that are choosing to go elsewhere.For me that is a red flag in itself...I have personally adapted the policy if my family is taken to the hospital I am there to ensure they are getting the care they need and when. Some are not that fortunate and that is what saddens me it should not have to be that way.  (Dec 20, 2008 | post #10)

Paris, TX

PRMC Paris News story....

I agree you will find some that it doesn't matter what you do you cannot please them. But, for goodness sakes can you honestly say we don't have a problem in this town? If so, you are the one that needs to be educated.  (Dec 19, 2008 | post #8)

Paris, TX

PRMC Paris News story....

There was a great deal said within the community during that layoff also and the layoff was done the same time of year this one was. It was talked about within the community. There was no Topix. I am for supporting local business that is if they provide a service that is competent, of good quality, consistent and caring. Sure, if it is life or death I am thankful to have a hospital here. At least you have a 50/50 chance of survival if you had none. We need our hospital but, until our current hospital strives for the utmost in quality people have every right to go elsewhere. I have lived here and I have lived in DFW there is a world of difference in how you are treated. One reason you will find a difference is competition they want to make sure they keep their patients happy so they will come back. Sure, there are horror stories no matter where you go in this country.. with healthcare there will always be stories that brands a hospital as "whatever you do don't go there" But, when you have one particular situation where there is a pattern within an area certainly you can acknowledge there is a problem. We are in one of those situations here.  (Dec 19, 2008 | post #7)

Paris, TX

PRMC Paris News story....

Dept. heads in this area are generally thought of as middle management but, even at figures you mentioned 50-75K we are still only talking 5000-7500... would be much better than losing your job or maybe saving the jobs of some others not to mention services that have been cut?...  (Dec 19, 2008 | post #4)

Paris, TX

PRMC Paris News story....

I read the article that was written in the Paris News about the need for the layoffs and how the economy is part of the issue. It was mentioned that admissions being down and people waiting on getting procedures done as one reason. All I could do was sit back and think...the CEO must think we are really stupid here in this community.However, I guess it was the CEO's good fortune that our economy is an easy "bailout " reason for him to use to justify the recent actions. Could it be that hospital admissions and procedures are down in part due to the mismanagement and the way patients are being taken care of along with your employees? Another thing that also sickened me in his words were of his deploring the need for lay offs in order to meet his budget. The decision to lay people off here at the holidays not to mention while we are all in an economic crisis that's deplorable. But, he did comment they were all good people. Wasn't that nice? I feel sure it will comfort them when their household expenses and getting food to feed their family is needed. In regards to the 10% paycuts, I am sure that will certainly have a grave impact on the six figure incomes some of the higher ranking officials make... for example if you make 100,000 per year that brings you down to 90,000..that's going to hurt. Oh, FYI that is just a guess it could be higher it is doubtfully lower. Instead of cutting the 10% in order to lower the number of layoffs of other employees why not cut some of your upper management? That would have probably helped your overall goal of making that million dollar budget than the ones that you laid off. I could be wrong on this but, it would seem knowing you have some financial struggles going on why invest in a brand new cardiac hospital....and then shutting down services such as the outpatient geropsychiatric program, diabetes management services and the wound care clinic. I don't know all the answers but, it would seem to me there are some acts of desperation going on. If you don't get the basics of good quality healthcare and that comes from having the staff to provide it...then what kind of trust will you hope to renew in our community? I for one feel it is a shame that the people of our community have to even think twice about whether to go to PRMC for fear of not getting good care. But, after reading the article in the Paris News it is good to know he is assuring us PRMC is not in the red no matter how many detractors have occured..... Here is some unsolicited advice...you worry about improving the quality of care along with showing appreciation for your employees and your detractors will then become your advocates.  (Dec 19, 2008 | post #1)

Paris, TX

prmc

It concerns me when and individual as yourself post something like this on here...the defensiveness of what you have said and the language you chose to use does indeed reflect the need for concern for all. Sure mistakes happen in any hospital but, you have to realize there is much going on here and we as a small town deserve to have better care. When you say "shit" happens that indicates to me that you do not have the capacity to care about the seriousness or the potential gravity of the errors that can be done. ANY ERROR should not be blown off in the manner that you are saying. It can possibly be life threatening can you honestly say that is of no importance. I pray you will rethink your position and realize when people place concerns of their local healthcare it is just that true concern. I for one worked in your hospital many years ago and I know the road you travel and how hard and frustrating it can be. But, when it carries over to the point of possibly making grave errors that affect your patient care it is time for you to leave.....Unfortun ately, for me I had to leave my profession due to my health. Also, it is not always the nurses that can make all the errors please don't confine your labeling them as the whole problem at PRMC.  (Dec 19, 2008 | post #107)

Paris, TX

Paris Coffee Co

No and it sounds like you may just be trying to start a negative thread here. Where there is food you can have troubles with bugs and mice too...and I agree if there were any they could have arrived to their place of business in the product. I feel sure they have corrected the problem if indeed there was one in the first place. I go there regularly and am glad we have such a nice friendly place to go get a cup of coffee on the run.  (Dec 19, 2008 | post #18)

Paris, TX

prmc

Who are you to judge why they called in? could it be they were actually ill? Could it be they have had a child near death and was doing the best they could under the circumstances? It is so frustrating to see people post such know it all positions when they probably don't know the whole situation. Furthermore, the bottom line it is none of your business. No matter it is shameful what and how PRMC is picking and choosing who they fire and not to mention the time of year they have chosen to do so.  (Dec 19, 2008 | post #106)

Paris, TX

prmc

Presby owned the north side once already and I doubt any of the bigger hospitals would take these on...it is my understanding ETMC had made an offer on the sale before it was PRMC but, the former owners took the larger offer....We might have a chance of ETMC looking at it since they own Clarksville but, I do not know of anyone jumping at it sure wish they would sell though..PRMC needs to go. I am talking of the ones that own it and the ones that are making the idiotic decisions not the good workers that have left and are still trying to hang in there. It is a shame we cannot as a community run them out of town through the petition.  (Dec 19, 2008 | post #105)

Paris, TX

Paris Tornado April 2, 1982

A day I don't think I will ever forget as I am sure a great deal of us that went through it...thankfully, I did not lose my home or someone I loved as others did. I worked in the post disaster relief efforts and that was rewarding. It is amazing how people can come together as a community through times like these..would be nice if that was the case on a daily basis.  (Dec 11, 2008 | post #9)

Paris, TX

Panic Disorder

I doubt you will get a real response to your question. I you feel that you do indeed have this disorder please get the help that you need. There are medications that can help you deal with this disorder or it could be just therapy to learn to deal with the disorder might help. Some people on here lack compassion to deal with a sincere question. I hope this is useful to you.  (Dec 7, 2008 | post #6)

Bonham, TX

mishandled case

Go to your state attorney general office and file a complaint. If you have proof of what you are saying they can investigate.  (Dec 5, 2008 | post #2)

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