Fly is incorrect on the amount. Try 4.2 million for Medicaid. Even if it is a state wide hospital problem, this is one that this particular hospital can't afford. And Forthright IS right - coupled with the ludicrous spending habits of the administrative team, it might just be the nail in the coffin for the big boys (and girls) wearing suits all day and sipping diet coke in between meetings. I left after a long employment with drmc. Best move I EVER made. Other facilities actually appreciate hard work, loyalty and good care! Once again, my career is very rewarding and satisfying. Get out while you can.
I have heard today from That Mr Ray also had a good time at the hospital he ran before he came to DRMC. The source told me Ray was run off from the from the Hattiesburg hospital for the same reason. And almost caused the hospital to fold. Did DRMC not do there homework before hiring this guy??
Bingo~~~ I went to a job interview in Hattiesburg about 8 months ago. Although I don't work in healthcare; you speak Ray Humphreys name around the business community in that area and they will tell you quickly what he did to their hospital. His name is MUD there.
I guess who ever did background checks before hiring this CEO did NOT do their homework. Was it the Board of Trustees? Did they just assume he was "ok" and on the "up and up"? Why did no one find out about Hattiesburg until after the fact? Another thing. I found out he has worked in the past with most of his administrative team; handpicked by the master of the plantation himself. When will it end?
Just happened to catch Good Morning Mississippi on tv this morning and was amazed that they were at DRMC. I became suddenly ill watching the bald-faced lies that were being spouted by the employees that were interviewed about how good things were at this facility. Too bad that these comments could not be beeped out. Signed Sick in the Delta
The Good Morning MS/DRMC show this morning made me sick also. Does DRMC really need a DIRECTOR of Marketing or whatever Ms. Pieralisi's title is? Do they need a DIRECTOR of credentialing? A one person department? Please. Learned a long time ago, director on your badge there means higher pay and no 'hands on' patient care. Like they have money to waste? Lots of lies were told and my wife and I quickly changed the tv to WXVT. How do those folks telling all the lies to the public sleep at night?
It appears that Ray's new multi-million dollar ad campaign has begun and the initial reviews are less than stellar! Actually, the only things new about the ad campaign are a new logo, a new website with new colors (quite unattractive), a new marketing group from New Orleans and a new scheme to save Ray's job.
Other than that, we hear the same tired rhetoric that Ray has been spewing for years... "the best hospital in the state"... "only level II trauma center in the Delta"... "state of the art facility providing top quality health care". Go to DRMC's website and read this stuff for yourself. Does Ray honestly believe this putrid propaganda will change the public's opinion of health care in the Delta?
All of the marketing moguls on Wall Street, with all of their catchy logos, colors and "real life" testimonials can't change what is wrong at DRMC. Good health care is about positive "outcomes" not positive "spin". At the end of this multi-million dollar "blitzkrieg", Ray will have sold us his same old brand of snake-oil, with a new label.
Think what $4 million dollars worth of medicine and direct patient care could have provided our family and friends. As many before have asked, "when will all this insanity end?"
"A dead fish rots from the head, down."