It seems as if everyone is willing to jump on the "Bash DRMC" bandwagon. Do these naysayers realize that DRMC is the LARGEST employer in washington county? Not counting nurses, there are hundreds more DRMC employees that make a difference everyday. We do our work with pride, and try to make a difference.
We are taking care of your mother, your child, and we need YOUR support. This means that your friends or relatives depend on DRMC for livlyhood. What happens if DRMC went under, as some that post here and other places wish to happen it seems? UNEMPLOYMENT. LACK OF HEALTHCARE. DEATH. No one should want that.
You cannot expect something to grow and be successful without support. As the old saying goes, if you are not part of the solution, then you are part of the problem. Make a difference.
I don't know if "bashing" DRMC is the underlying motive of most of the Scoop's authors. Most of the complaints seem to be directed at the hospital's current administration and their inability to bring about positive change. Quality health care seems to be the common concern.
Sure, DRMC is one of the county's largest employers and there are many excellent, dedicated employees throughout the hospital. Obviously, no one wishes DRMC to "go under"; however, there are some very significant opportunities for improvement.
Basically, it is an issue of accountability and therein lies the problem. No one seems to be willing to accept the fact that the current leadership of the hospital has failed in its mission. County supervisors and the hospital board of trustees seem blind to the fiscal and quality nightmares that currently exist at DRMC.
Under previous administration, DRMC was a growing, thriving and respected health care facility, recognized throughout the state. It could be again with competent leadership. To use the medical model, we continue to treat the symptoms rather than the disease. It's like treating a cancer aggressively... at some point, the benefits far outweigh the risks.
A change of leadership is what is needed and yes, we should all be a part of the solution!