To the conceited, smug, and asinine "anonymous" contributor (and obviously a Ray Ray fan) who took a cheap shot at other's grammatical errors...you OBVIOUSLY have never heard Ray's own Mazie Whalen speak or read one of her emails! It is quite entertaining to the staff at DRMC!
I was in that leadership team for a long time and I can ASSURE you that those who support Ray are definitely not set apart by higher education or intelligence. In fact, he only selects those who always say, "yes sir, Mr. Humphreys".
He is intimidated by anyone with a brain capable of forming their own opinion and courageous enough to express their views. Yes, a few of the poor "dissidents" whom you claim are ill spoken and uneducated might surprise you. I, for one, will match wits with you ANY day of the week. I'm sure I can toss out just as many big words as you can.
So, your ploy to have readers believe that this blog is only fed by stupid and uneducated folks won't work. If someone hits a wrong key when submitting an entry, who cares? I find it odd that you feel the need to degrade others as they share their opinions and experiences. Just because you label all non-Ray supporters as incompetent, assume they have terrible grammar, and claim their reasoning is "unsound", doesn't make it so.
Another reader suggests....
I don't think a Coronary Unit or a Heart Program at DRMC is a bad idea or a waste of money.The Delta leads the country in terms of cardiovascular disease. Nationwide, Cardiologists are among the top 3 specialties bringing revenue to hospitals.
Even if the Cardiovascular Surgeon is not operating much (which I doubt it), without his presence, Cardiologists cannot perform any kind of invasive procedures to treat blocked coronary arteries acutely.
Jackson could be a loooong way with a ruptured artery around your heart, specially if it is your mama. Lets give Mr.Humphreys the benefit of the doubt and at least wait until these additions start functioning before criticizing them.
A Former Nurse said...
There is nothing wrong with a Heart Center program, a NICU or an LTACH. The problem is DRMC DOESN'T HAVE THE STAFF! They don't have the doctors or the nursing staff for these speciality units.
Why mislead the public in to false security. DRMC's one heart surgeon loses about 5 out of every 6 patients. I would rather spend my last 2 hours of life being driven toward a competent surgeon in a clean hospital! Even if you survive a surgery at DRMC, you will probably die from the MRSA... a deadly infection acquired from substandard post-op care.
Ray just wants to boast about HIS specialty programs, but when you look at these programs closely... they are either nonexistent, or even worse, dangerous. If you sleep well based on the presence of DRMC's heart center, I bid you peace.
Rest in Peace!
The only thing that readers seem to agree upon is that DRMC needs a major overhaul in leadership. It frightens me that so many employees can be intimidated into silence by this dictator. DRMC is a public, county owned and operated, tax supported facility that is accountable to every tax payer in the Delta.
If you think Ray Humphreys is doing a good job, sit back and wait for your loved one to become the next victim of this medical mortuary. When you personally witness and/or experience the horrors of this death chamber, perhaps you will be moved to demand change.
Unfortunately for your loved one, it may be too late!