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King speaks on hospital consolidation

February 12, 2013

PARKERSBURG — The consolidation of the Memorial and St....

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Feb-16-13 9:48 AM

Does anyone know how much King is being paid?

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Feb-14-13 8:04 PM

Its all BS! Last week they had to bring beds to Camden because they dint have enough. Why dint they send the people to St Joes? Every year we have times when the census goes up. So there is no construction going on. How you going to move something when you have nowhere to put it? This was a contest to see who would buy the other.Its always been just a competition! Nothing more. Lost Jobs uncomfortable sick people. King doesn't care! Just wants to be recognized. Get his name out there. He is retiring soon. Going to leave someone A BIG MESS!

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Feb-12-13 9:42 PM

-600 good paying jobs,that had benefits,this is the biggest load of crap!!! Wish I had the time to go back and find all of the stories this paper printed about how great this was going to be and touting this as the start of Parkersburg becoming a medical destination and the development of the "Medical Mile".He just keeps getting away with being able to just explain it away.Unfortunately 'people are suffering from this "upgrade" in medical services.

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Feb-12-13 6:09 PM

You know something is wrong when multiple visits locally get no results beyond a lot of head scratching, but one hour at Cleveland Clinic straightens it all out.

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Feb-12-13 10:52 AM

It would have been much better if CEO King would have spoken on the condition of the two hospitals. We were in the ER of St. Joe a couple of months ago and the hospital was extremely dirty. Friends have been to the memorial campus and have had to wait for 6-8 hours to be seen. Is this really improving the healthcare of the Mid Ohio Valley. As far as all these promises of new services this area has never seen...WHEN ARE THEY COMING. This is the same empty promises we have been hearing since the to hospitals merged. The only thing I see is more and more people being transferred to Morgantown. Oh yeah...and they are getting ready to build a 200 plus bed addition. I say cheers to Marietta Memorial-a true locally owned hospital. Although I have never been a fan of Marietta Memorial...I hope they give CCMC a run for their money!

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Feb-12-13 6:44 AM

The purchase of St Joes was to simply monopolize hospital stays in Parkersburg so they can make more money. If it isn't cost efficient to continue to operate St Joes it was probably not a good buy other than securing their business then closing the facility. Am I the only one in this area that can see this!

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Feb-12-13 6:41 AM

Great. We will have plenty of room for everything in the one building except patients and parking. I guess they will figure that out later with their magic dart board for improvements. They will make a lot more money be admitting patients as out-patient rather than in-patients, so they can bill you for the room instead of medicare. Your out of pocket cost will pay more than medicare for your room.

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Feb-12-13 6:40 AM

You don't have to have a master's degree to figure this one out. A friend had to go to emergency room and then stay one night in hospital. They took pretty good care of the patient at a cost of $7500 for the stay, emergency run, and doctor's visits. Health care costs are out of control.

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