"Fly" hopes for change:
Thanks for clearing up the Medicaid situation. I had no idea it was affecting hospitals state-wide. It sounds like a feeble and crooked attempt to bail bureaucrats out of a financial crisis. Hopefully, healthcare will win this one. I, too, believe you are correct that the final blow will not be too far in the distant future for the administration at DRMC. We can only hope that change will come quickly and positive outcomes will prevail.
As far as the LSD, I hope it will also see a change in leadership. No one should be allowed the power these so called leaders have abused (and dysfunctionally enjoyed).
For the anonymous blogger who suggests the manifesto and call for putting our money where our mouth is ...I am all for standing up for what is right. However, until you have worked in the facility and been a part of the "leadership team", you have no idea at all the consequences of such actions. We have families to support and most of us put our families and their well-being first. Many employees hope that soon our Board of Trustees and Supervisors will wake up and notice the wrong-doings.
For most health care professionals, speaking out openly would mean being forced to move out of Greenville to seek employment. Many of us love our community and believe that we will outlast this dark era. So, I for one, choose to go to work and take good care of my patients and attempt to offer much needed support to my co-workers.
I did want to say, Forthright, that I am most impressed by your knowledge, fairness, and concern for the community. Thanks to you for giving all of us a forum to express our opinions without being punished. I realize that this is a time consuming and sometimes a painful chore to keep up this website.
"Just a Fly on the Wall"
You are one among many victims of the DRMC and LSD "hostage" situations. It is difficult to believe that in 2007, we are still subject to this gross form of "indentured servitude", where voicing your opinion could cost you your job and a great deal more. This is exactly why these "power-mongers" need to go.
Thank you for your support. I inherited this blog from the former blog-master, "Local Reflector", who did an excellent job in developing this forum and attracting a loyal following. When I heard that LR was about to permanently retire the "Scoop", I decided to give it a try and took the reins. I have truly enjoyed hosting this blog and seeing how its readership has grown and expanded.
While "only a blog", I feel this forum has the potential to bring us together to make needed changes in our communities. To make these changes, we must have all of the facts; not just those which are deemed "suitable for the press" by editors and advertisers. I hope to continue the "Scoop" as long as readers and contributors enjoy it.
P.S. Please get out and vote on Tuesday, November 6th!