A Homily from St. Arthur Christopher Anderson, Patron Saint of Accounting Scandals

This was part of a recent Friday Update at Baptist Hospital in Jackson.

An updated [sic] from Baptist Health Systems President & CEO Chris Anderson:

Good Friday is the day we commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. As we draw toward the end of Holy Week here at Baptist, it is a wonderful time to reflect on the privileges we enjoy as Christians living in a free society, and especially the honor of working for an organization that not only permits us to celebrate our faith at work, but one that encourages the practice of our faith. I am thankful for our Mission, for our commitment to leading in healthcare and following in faith, and for our Faith Relations and Pastoral Care team that every day support our mission at Baptist. Just in the past few days I have personally witnessed the impact that these men and women can have, in working with our staff, patients and guests, in the lives of others. We all have the opportunity each and every day to impact the lives of the people in our community and I am thankful that we have this important work to do.

You can see the full post and even leave a comment for Chris Anderson by clicking here.

Opinion: The Plan Must Be Revealed

SRHS Watch has received several hundred pages of documents from various sources during the course of the last year.

Even at this late juncture, the extent of the problems are not fully appreciated by most.

Singing River will not publish the latest pension numbers they had.  Steve Simpson will not either. Billy Guice has even complained about Simpson’s denying him current numbers.

There are pension reports that explained the situation independent of the pension audit.  Those will not be shown to the public.

You have to ask, why?

There is a plan folks.  There are recommendations that have been made, but that will not be implemented until the settlement is approved.  SRHS upper-management and attorneys are too afraid of the settlement falling through if all the necessary changes are implented prior to approval.  They have skated for well over a year without making the necessary structural changes.

The JCBOS is still getting the mushroom treatment (kept in the dark and fed manure) by their attorney. Yet they illegally voted in secret to keep him on the job.

Even certain newly appointed SRHS trustees are threatening bankruptcy if the settlement isn’t pushed through.

Resolution of the pension issue WILL NOT make or break Singing River.  Think about it: SRHS hasn’t paid into the pension plan in years and IS STILL NOT DOING WELL.  Even if there was zero pension liability, SRHS would still need to make massive structural changes to survive.

We will begin publishing documents this week.  There is no longer reason to sit on them.  The need for truth and light and the public interest compel publication.

The Shoe has Dropped – Bullet Points on Breaking Stories

Multiple sources have reached out to SRHS Watch to tell us that Larry Shoemaker will be leaving the health system.

Kevin Holland is beginning the search for his replacement in the office of the COO.

Dogan & Wilkinson is hanging on by a thread, being protected by insiders – the usual suspects.

SRHS trustees continue to the threaten retirees with the false specter of bankruptcy.

We are working to confirm the current balance of the pension trust.

If you have spoken with Steve Simpson, have a document showing the pension trust balance, or any other breaking news tips related to SRHS or the Hilton Garden Inn, please let us know using the box below. Your name and e-mail address are not required.

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Which Chinese Millionaires Will Pascagoula Taxpayers Subsidize?

LaFont Inn, LLC is asking the city of Pascagoula to assist in providing a loan for $500,000 – $1.35 million.  LaFont Inn, LLC is 25% owned by foreign investors who are seeking an EB-5 visa.  Such a visa would entitle the foreign national to a green card if they invest $500,000 and create ten jobs.  Thirteen such investors have provided $6.5 million in capital to LaFont Inn, LLC.

USCIS statistics tell us that 85% of EB-5 visas are awarded to Chinese nationals. It is common knowledge that wealthy Chinese are either corrupt government officials and their families, or businessmen who must routinely pay “tea money” to exert influence on the Communist Party apparatchiks.

Nearly every real estate development in China includes the local communist party as a partner in the development.  No doubt that Chinese investors would feel at home investing with Gentry and Roy Williams, whose development efforts included a $2.5 million investment by the city of Pascagoula.

Now these foreign investors have their hand out again, asking for the citizen taxpayers of Pascagoula for even more money. How much should they be entitled to?

Should we know who these people are?  Are they Chinese communist party officials? Are they their children? Are they party members? Have they served in the People’s Liberation Army or the PLA Navy?  Are they executives of Chinese state-owned enterprises which steal US technology?

Could they be Libyans? Syrians? Russians? Who?!

Who are the wealthy foreigners who will get the benefit on the back of the welders and shipfitters of Pascagoula?  You deserve to know.

How to Object to the SRHS Settlement

We have received a request to provide information or a form to object to the settlement. While we would like to do so, we are not in the business of providing legal advice.  The rules of US District Court call for a very specific format and procedure when objecting to a class-action settlement.

The objection must be filed in the proper form and manner or you will lose certain rights.  Unfortunately, the process is designed to make it very difficult for a lay person to switch the vote that has already been cast in their name.

This is a task that almost certainly requires an attorney to complete.  We strongly recommend you seek out competent counsel to file an objection.  Currently the only two attorneys we can recommend in that regard are Earl Denham and Harvey Barton.  All other attorneys with suits against Singing River Health System have signed on and will profit from the current settlement agreement.  Nearly all of those same attorneys have clients who will be filing objections.

If you have an objection to having Denham or Barton represent you, you may seek out other competent counsel.  If there are other attorneys who are currently accepting clients to object to the settlement, please inform us and we will include your contact information.


 

Below we quote the information on how to object to the settlement.  This is taken from the Class Notice that you should have received in the mail.   Continue reading