Tuesday, May 20, 2008

"Curiouser and Curiouser"

Curious said...

Ray Humphreys announced today that this is only the third year that DRMC has lost money since the purchase of KDH. Wow, it was purchased in 2005... and this is 2008... do the math!

The NICU is finally complete and ready to open. All they need are doctors and nurses to staff the unit... a minor detail!

New ER is coming right along. The construction has provided the staff with a handy excuse for the 8 to 10 hour waits... although construction workers outnumber nurses 2 to 1.

LTACH... what a grand idea! It requires twice the staff of an acute care facility and Ray can't even staff the hospital. Just another "build it and they will come" folly.

By the way, what crop are "we tax payers" raising this year in Ray's field of dreams?

My sources reveal that Ray actually bragged about a $50,000 profit! I don't know which is worse... admitting a loss or boasting about a profit of $50K for a multi-million dollar operation. One nurse makes more than $50K! That, to me, would suggest that the county needs to scrutinize Ray's accounting practices.

Let's remember that DRMC is a giant "shell game" composed of many "pieces" such as Home Health and DPP (Delta Physician's Practice). A talented magician such as Ray can shuffle the debt around in such a fashion as to fool even the most watchful eye(s). DPP (the entity that employees physicians) has been operating in the red for several years and continues to hemorrhage "green" every month. Who is watching this "store"?

Who controls DPP and who are the board members? Is there a link between DRMC and DPP? Does the public have access to DPP's accounting and P&L statements? These are all revealing questions that I would challenge our local newspaper to investigate and report; however, I won't hold my breath.

Ray's hands are as dirty as ever, albeit, he has "purchased" the silence of all who surround and protect him. The good news is that like Caesar, he has made many enemies who lust for his power and will not hesitate to bring him down for their survival. A house of cards has to lose but one of its primary supports before it simply tumbles.

Ray, your time is near.

Forthright

13 comments:

Average American said...

I think they are losing all there profit from the stamps they use from sending me bills!!! I pay one they send me two more!! Never seams to end..

Not a Ray Fan said...

Ray Humphreys reminds me of an addicted casino gambler, always quick to brag of his winnings, no matter how small, but never tells how much he lost to get it!

Not a Ray Fan said...

Ray Humphreys reminds me of an addicted casino gambler, always quick to brag of his winnings, no matter how small, but never tells how much he lost to get it!

Not a Ray Fan said...

Ray Humphreys reminds me of an addicted casino gambler, always quick to brag of his winnings, no matter how small, but never tells how much he lost to get it!

Anonymous said...

Ray Baby has always been quick to share wins and quiet with his losses. He revels in the limelight when his victory needs to be shared. However, threatens his underlings to silence when his losses could become apparent. He rules with the iron hand of the almighty dollar to ” his employees”. Need I say we are terrified?

Greenville’s loss is Ray’s gain.

Afraid of Being Discovered

Anonymous said...

Allison Williams and Alphe Wells lead the pack of fools for Ray-Baby. You would be privileged to be in the presence of “her majesty” and wait for eternity for Alphe, the token, to return your call. I’ve been in that position with both and find it much like the Iron Curtain of old.

The only one with scruples is Courtney Phillips, inherited from KDH.


I Know

Anonymous said...

Yes, you should have seen them all, the DRMC Executive suite, last night at Harlowes casino, wining and dining the doctors. It made me sick to look at them. The biggest Baptist of them all, Sunday school teacher Ray Ray drinking in the casino at a DRMC sponsored event. What happened to the county not being allowed to pay for alcohol? How does the hospital have the money to pay for a fancy shindig at Harlowes yesterday, when today they made us send staff home because of low census "flexing"?

Former Employee said...

Allison Williams is simply a bitch. At least Florence has a few friends... Allison has none!

Alphe Wells is the biggest joke of all. He was hired as a token black at the board's direction. He ran off all of the competent staff he inherited from KD and spends his days polishing his fingernails and conversing with Ray via his blackberry.

Alphe is probably the biggest stooge Ray ever hired. He is not only incompetent, but he presents himself as a complete bafoon who knows nothing about human resources.

I agree with the writer above that Courtney Phillips is the only one with any scruples; however, Ray's power to corrupt is mightly strong! Woody White fled Greenville when he finally saw the depth of Ray's corruption and decided he wouldn't look good in stripes!

The physicians practice mess is real! I have friends who are knowledgable of its finanaces and DPP is in deep trouble!

Ray Humphreys is going to spend his way out of Greenville. Everything he owns is for sale including his house and hunting club membership.

He will flee Greenville one day like a scalded dog and we will be left to clean up his mess... just like in Hattiesburg!

I vote we kick his ass out of here before he bankrupts DRMC and leaves the Delta with no viable healthcare. The entire administration needs to go... they are all Ray's peons who have no other interest than to protect their "outrageous" incomes!

Greenville needs to get off their asses and demand quality healthcare for the delta.

DRMC is one of the biggest disgraces in the Delta! 4 million dollar ad campaign?... what a waste! It is like dressing a pig...it may be more pleasing to the eye, but at the end of the day, it is still a pig!

Anonymous said...

The sad part is, Ray does not realize the incompetence of the so called "administrators" he has surrounded himself with. Nor does he care to notice. It does not matter to him because he is not held accountable nor challenged. As for DPP, Alyson Williams is the head idiot in charge. DPP has lost millions over the past several years. Physicians are employed at three times the national average. If exposed, these extreme overpayments would definitely border on Stark and Anti-Kickback law violations. These physicians have very little incentive to perform since most of there salaries are guaranteed. Some people have business sense but Alyson Williams has none. As for the wine and dine, I am not surprised. As for religion, it is sad in business when religion is invoked to diminish the possibility of a decision being questioned. How many times have we heard the announcement of stupid decision begin with, "Well, I have done a lot of praying about this and.......!" I believe God endowed some with the intelligence to make good business decisions without having to ask. I know Ray Humphreys and Alyson William are not of these.
Sincerely,
Sleeping Giant

Anonymous said...

to "sleeping Giant" Ditto, Ditto, Ditto..... were you and I at the same meeting or do these people always say- well I have prayed about this and it would be in the best interest in the hospital if we replaced your job with someone less competent-mmmmm- always beware of the wolf in sheep's clothing.....

Anonymous said...

What I find really sad is that the physicians are promised certain things to get them here and then those promises are empty! How long can we continue to bury our head in the sand? Health care is too important!!!

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