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billythemountain

Posted 8:19 pm, 07/18/2019

Lol people get chemo there???

Cat_1

Posted 6:51 pm, 07/18/2019

I heard another Director quit today. How many more before the old fraud is terminated.

Brighton

Posted 9:23 am, 07/15/2019

Ya'll haters be trying to run me down. Don't ya'll read the newsletter? Don't run over the cat!! I have enough to worry about without all you slave....I mean employees trying to squash my head like a tomato. It's hard out here for a pimp.

jack rip her

Posted 10:54 am, 07/14/2019

There were only 2 chemo nurses in the Poe cancer clinic. They both resigned a few months ago.

DeanSmith4Life

Posted 10:41 am, 07/14/2019

How many chemo nurses has the old fraud gone through now? And the board just sits and watches. That's about as useless a bunch as I ever seen.

onlynnashe

Posted 10:31 am, 07/14/2019

Has everyone ignored the turnover rate til it's too late? Some of the clinical departments have had so many people leave that no one would even apply for a job because of the reputation of how the managers treat the employees. They hire travelers to fill the gaps and travelers make 3x the rate of pay and do half the job and live in their paid for housing and eat on their meal allowance. This kills morale or the long time workers who never see a raise.

DeanSmith4Life

Posted 8:50 pm, 07/13/2019

Cat food

CampingFool

Posted 1:21 pm, 07/13/2019

I have a question the hospital had a golf tournament a couple of weeks ago. Does anyone know how much they raised and what are they going g to use it for?

Mountainmamma57

Posted 1:11 pm, 07/13/2019

I never talked to anyone in administration so I really can't say anything good or bad. I can only talk about the people that were there and they were a blessing.

DeanSmith4Life

Posted 12:32 pm, 07/13/2019

so jrscott isn't bothered about people skipping out on the job all day. Scottie is upset people know about it. But I will say the security officer has always done good by me. Your right too mountainmamma there are some good ones left taking care of patients. The head doctor of the emergency room isn't one of them. And if you think anyone in administration gives a rip about you then you've been in billythemountain's herb.

Mountainmamma57

Posted 11:03 am, 07/13/2019

The head security officer is one of the sweetest people I've met. My youngest had some problems last year and that man took his time to talk to my son when he didn't have to. Before we left, that man shook my son's hand and told him he believed in him. I almost started crying. He has stayed out of trouble and turned his life around and I am thankful that man is there at the hospital because he made a difference for my family. I can tell you that him and all the workers in the emergency room are truly wonderful people that care about all of us.

jrscott295

Posted 8:58 am, 07/13/2019

I've often wondered if several names in this thread are actually the same person :).

I have no problems with the hospital. I mean how does someone know someone is 99% at Food Lion, are you stalking them......

Brighton

Posted 7:17 am, 07/13/2019

Everybody on here hatin' because she treats me better than any one of ya'll.

billythemountain

Posted 7:27 pm, 07/12/2019

How do you know they spend 99 percent of the work day at a grocery store? And, are they just loitering outside or what?

ncstate4ever

Posted 7:02 pm, 07/12/2019

I hope no one needs the director of infection control or the director of security because they are at food lion 99% of the day.
It would be nice to have a job like the director of HR get paid for 40 hours and work 5.
Mistype he is there 5 hours but not working!

Lurker2

Posted 6:10 pm, 07/12/2019

Cool, I meant age from the standpoint of management style and traits.

Although you could add in her taste in clothing

coolshade

Posted 4:17 pm, 07/12/2019

I would respectfully disagree at least in part. I don't think her age alone disqualifies her. She's what, 64 or 65? There are plenty of very capable hospital administrators out there in that demographic. It's that she's vacant in the experience column but unwilling to admit it. Incompetence coupled with arrogance are a disastrous combination. The next CEO is the one who deserves our pity, however. I think the current state will make it almost impossible to recruit someone. Most knowledgeable applicants will take one look and pass. I have almost 30 years in the industry and I certainly would. It would take two years just to replace the current leaders with people who know what needs to be done. In that sense, the hospital is worse off now than it was under the previous CEO. Repositioning Ashe for recovery is going to be harder now than it was prior to 2014.

Lurker2

Posted 3:31 pm, 07/12/2019

I think she has run it so far into the ground that Ashe can no longer hope to bring back some of those who have gone on to bigger and better. She's at least one generation too old for the job.

coolshade

Posted 1:45 pm, 07/12/2019

There were two candidates for that job: one from Michigan and the one there now. In retrospect, the gentleman from Michigan was the better candidate. What Ashe has in their current CEO is someone without a lot of experience in health care administration or business in general from the looks of it. She came in and starting cuts across the board. That was probably the right call because the hemorrhage needed to be stopped. But truthfully, cutting doesn't take much skill or knowledge to do. As anyone with even a modest business acumen knows, you can't cut yourself to prosperity. That's why a Board member took her aside a few years ago and tried to get her to implement a growth strategy rather continuing to slash and burn every department. Only she doesn't possess the skill set to effectively grow a hospital. That takes experience and knowledge even in a favorable market. Ashe is in a tough position geographically as well as economically. The payer mix alone is presents a formidable challenge which makes formulating a growth strategy quite difficult. What we have now is the culmination of a perfect storm. We have a difficult market coupled with an inexperienced administration. They have spent the last few years throwing everything at the wall to see what sticks but nothing has. As someone else pointed out, none of her ideas have come anywhere close to her projections. That likely explains her penchant for superficial projects such as landscaping, new paint, and the like. Those are tangible projects she can claim and they don't take a high level of intelligence to execute. But none of those things contribute to the balance sheet. During all of this, she has decimated morale which led to the high turnover. Her training and orientation costs must be astronomical because the industry average to hire, orient and train a nurse is around $10,000. No matter what happens in the short term, Ashe is in a very difficult position looking ahead.

Pappyspal

Posted 8:55 am, 07/12/2019

There are flaming liberals in Ashe County?

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