To former employee...I, too, am a former employee and while I don't think all of DRMC's problems are to be blamed on administration; I do believe the current administration has made numerous terrible decisions which has resulted in the lowest morale I have ever seen. I'm not sure how long you were around, but count me in for 20+ years. I still am abreast on the happenings I have many friends who are employed there still.
Now, I can tell you that I LOVED my job. I loved the hospital and my co-workers. However, over the last 7 years since Ray Humphreys took over, the place has become "a whole new world". (Were you around for his let's have fun at work campaign a few years ago when we all had to watch videos of folks throwing fish and he posted signs all around that said its a whole new world?? ).
Well, i can tell you former employee..by golly, it IS a whole new world. However, 99% of staff, both clinical and non -clinical will tell you that his new world is no happy place. Yes, hospitals including DRMC have always and will continue to suffer thru nursing shortages and other problems inherent to healthcare. However, there is no damn way you can ever convince me and most of the other staff that your idyllic opinion of the Camelot administration you describe is the truth. Dream on, former. I have seen this evil administration treat people who have dedicated their entire careers to healthcare in Greenville like trash.
Ray and his "team" have no concern for anything except power and money. They could care less about indigent healthcare, services the Delta need (the Burn Center comes to mind), or even personal lives who are destroyed by their actions. Ray can't have it both ways. He has been bragging about how DRMC is in the black and now he announces to our state that the medicaid tax bill will drive DRMC further in the red? I remember that Ray Humphreys made a comment that our former director of nurses had been there so long that she may have lost her "effectiveness".
Well, I say Ray has lost his. Get him the hell outta here. It is time to re-build our healthcare system and hope its not too late.So, Former, I do appreciate your opinion, but trust me, the majority of us do not feel the same way. And, based on past postings, I do believe that Forthright is a very smart person who has an incredible knowledge of healthcare and the dynamics of the Delta (something tells me this ain't Forthright's first rodeo) ; )Keep telling the truth, Forthright.
There are many of us who applaud you everyday. Give em hell!!
Why in the world would Ray Humphreys be the Representative on such a matter ? This totally confuses me.
He is the laughing stock among so many in the medical field as it is and i am not talking just about in Greenville and DRMC. I had to recently go to Jackson to see a Ear Nose Throat specialist because we do not have one in Greenville and during a conversation about Gville and our medical community i am convinced that without new administration we will not recruit qualified physicians to Greenville. I do not care to elaborate but Ray Humphreys was not well thought of.
Makes me wonder what in the world is our Hospital Board waiting on because this goes a lot farther beyond a few disgruntled employees.
Yes, I too, went out of town for a surgical opinion. I was surprised to hear the comments made about Ray Humphreys and the mess he has DRMC in these days. It seems that we are well known throughout our state for our medical community, but not for anything we should be proud of!
Also, is anyone else sick of seeing "We're growing too" in crop fields?? If we are so concerned about finances at the hospital, what genius decided we needed to post signs in our fields?
Brilliant, I say, just brilliant!!!!!
Well, Mr. Munford, what say you? It seems that Ray's reputation has spread throughout the state! I suppose that the "Delta Scoop" is to be blamed for this as well...
The truth is that Ray is politically dead. No slight of hand or magical wizardry can revive this man's shattered career or rejuvenate his lost trust by the public... and he has no one to blame, but himself. The Medicaid debacle provides a convenient door through which Ray can exit quitely, blaming the state for his downfall.
As he waivers on the fence between health care and big tobacco, he has the audacity to serve as the self-appointed "spokesperson" for our medical community. What a joke!
Ray is political "road-kill" and those who support his tyranny are destined to be the same. As was once said of Richard Nixon by a White House press-team member, "Dick Nixon knew that he was a crook, but he also knew that his survival depended on convincing the public that he was not." "His ultimate downfall was going before the public and telling that one last lie."