You obviously don't know much about what you're talking about. Norton's has never had operating control over FMH. CMH had an affiliation with Jewish, but but was never an operation where Jewish invested much money into CMH. CMH has always been a county owned hospital.
I wish you would elaborate on your comments regarding salaries. What would expect the hospital to pay nurses, radiology technicians, physicians? What about these salaries are laughable. Clark has to compete with the market to hire and keep healthcare professionals, or else guess what? There is no hospital. If you think CMH overpays, well you're flat wrong. Please do some homework and look at what's happening to small county hospitals around this nation... It's no myth....
I'm not sure you understand the state of healthcare in regards to reimbursement, etc.... Why don't you read up on this. You expect CMH to drop it's costs, but continue to receive less and less reimbursement? That sounds like a sound business model.
I'm just curious if you could link where Norton's took over Floyd and then needed to be booted. I'd really like to read up and understand this relationship. It sounds very bad!!! Post soon...thanks.
You seem to have read into my post much that was not written and twisted some of what was.
As for homework, lets see. I worked at CMH when Jewish was "affiliated". I sit in on meetings, heard the BS, seen much stripped and pompous BS added. I understand being there and living it doesn't make me as much of an expert as reading your post would, but hey, it does make me less than a novice on the subject. But you got one part right, Jewish never invested much, the citizens of Clark County did, but Jewish didn't. Jewish did take what they could and ran. Thank you county officials!!!
Let's see if I can address some of what you did not understand and chose to take out of context.
Salaries: I've worked at several small county hospitals, some of them much smaller the CMH. I work in and derive my salary from healthcare in the current market conditions. I am well aware of what the market is.
I never said people shouldn't be paid a competitive wage. What I did say, and you ignored, is that the hospital is a county owned asset cloak in secrecy and that there were people there making high salaries. Yes, it takes high salaries to attract and keep people in those positions, but they do not have to be kept secret from the people who own the hospital, the citizens of the county. Further more, some of those people simply need replaced, they have financially ran the hospital into the ground.
You do understand the people of Clark County own the hospital and are kept like mushrooms, in the dark, concerning it's finances. That is what I find laughable, but you choose to read into that what you will, you obviously did and missed my point.
While in my previous post I did not say people were over paid at CMH, I will now say that some people are. The position isn't over paid, but the person they have in it sure is.
Reimbursements: While not my primary job, I am involved in and keep up with the numbers. Could I learn more if I "read up" on it, probably, but then so could anyone else, even those that it is their primary job. So while i could not doubt know more, again, I'm not a novice on the subject and have a pretty good general knowledge of the matter.
Costs: I never said anything about CMH dropping it's cost. I did say something about providing needed services at fair market prices. The focus being on providing needed services. CMH fails to provide some services needed in Clark County, some of them very profitable.
I wonder if you understand how much more a none insured patient is charged than an insured patient for the exact same procedure by the exact same people using the exact same equipment. That could be a whole other thread as it would take a small novel to explain everything behind this. Of course that is more the national healthcare systems fault than any single provider like CMH. I've always wondered why a non-insured resident of the county is charges so much more than an insured resident is, or an insured non-resident for that matter. I mean jeez, it is a county owned hospital built so the people of Clark County could have access to healthcare.
Nortons and FMH: You say Nortons never had operational control. Okay, maybe your right. But if you are so sure than you must know what the association was between Nortons and FMH and why it was terminated. Maybe you could share that information with us.
Now, of your 9 post 4 of them are in this thread, that you started. So is pushing for the Nortons take over of CMH your primary reason for joining the site?