We extend our apologies to SRHS trustee Scott Taylor for writing that he had any knowledge of, or participation in, any actions related to MAN. He has only been on the board since February and our reporting unfairly lumped him in with the monolithic SRHS governance. By all reports Mr. Taylor has been doing great work to assist the retirees and understand the problems. SRHS Watch has a lot of respect of and confidence in Mr. Taylor.
We rely upon Mr. Taylor’s word that the board has had no participation in or knowledge of any MAN related activities during his tenure.
We correct our original reporting which suggested that the current board is participating in, or approving payments to MAN.
Mr. Taylor confirmed the majority of our original reporting:
- SRHS, led by Kevin Holland, joined an entity formed by Anderson after his departure
- Holland attended meetings of MAN, likely also attended by Anderson
- SRHS sent money to MAN. This would have required knowledge and approval from CEO, CFO, and should have been listed on the docket of claims presented to the board.
- For six months SRHS didn’t find any reason to distance itself from Anderson.
One commenter provided granular detail on these payments: $1,500 each quarter. There is some conflict between those figures provided by an insider and those reported by Mr. Taylor. We trust he will investigate and reply. Hopefully Singing River leadership will allow the release of a ledger report showing all transactions involving MAN.
Our readership should be assured that every attempt is made to verify the accuracy of posted information. “Unsubstantiated rumor” is never relied upon. We owe a large debt of gratitude to those who contribute their knowledge in support of truth and reform, especially the SRHS insiders, current and former.
SRHS Watch is about exposing issues and bringing about discussion. The day that Singing River holds open board meetings, publishes minutes without mass redaction, reforms internal governance, and cuts ties to cronies and instead installs other competent and disinterested parties is the day there will be nothing left to write about.