Our county judge and the folks over at our county hospital want us to believe that they now have the children’s hospital financial failure under control.
Never mind that they were the ones who set up this mess.
As part of the bankruptcy process (the one that both sides agreed to) there will be a new interim management team at the children’s hospital.
Now, according to an article in the Times, some county officials think that the new team will be paid too much.
Never mind that they helped pick the new management group.
Is this negligence or are they lying:
According to the Times:
Both DeGroat [the chair of the county hospital board] and Escobar [our county judge] agreed that while there was a consensus to hire Deloitte CRG because the company is already working with UMC, there was never a discussion on a cost amount.
“I don’t even know how much they are going to charge — $170,000 is a lot of money. That’s way too much money. If we have anything to do with that, we are not going to approve $170,000 a month,” DeGroat said.
Escobar said she would not support the fee. She expects that the newly appointed board members will have a say on the contract and will try to lower it.
How could they possibly agree to hire the firm without discussing cost? Am I mistaken in understanding that the chairman of the county hospital board is a financial advisor?
It doesn’t look like the long term situation is going to get any better.
We deserve better