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Health system plans new offices on Wayne Street

May 15, 2013

Earth-moving activity has begun on the six-acre lot owned by Marietta’s Memorial Health System at the corner of East Eighth and Wayne streets just off Pike Street in preparation for the constructio......

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May-16-13 11:47 PM

Wow! Such negativity...I think we should be grateful for what we have. In an age when many hospitals will be forced to close their doors, we should be thankful that we live in a community with a facility that is expanding services while attempting to contain costs. Most people do not realize the TRUTH about healthcare cuts that are forcing hospitals to look at things differently. All I say is make sure you know FACTS about situations before sounding off and acting like you know all of the factors. Healthcare is not what it used to be....federal cuts and mandates are what drives most of the decisions being made.

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May-16-13 5:20 PM

Teacher, I have no idea who MMH C suite is. I am a former patient who has had an unfortunate experience at MMH. So NO, I will not turn off the comments. And to even ask anyone to do this is ridiculous. People have the right to vent and more importantly to voice concerns.

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May-15-13 8:29 PM

I love how bastards made the cut but not ******! Lol.

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May-15-13 8:23 PM

Okay MMH C suite. Time to turn off the comments. Things are going south here.

Folks.... Everything about healthcare stinks. It is all a big game and there is too much money in the medicare pot to be made by all the greedy bastards. Doctors are unhappy and ******. Nurses are overworked and largely under qualified for the complex patients. Gone are the days of just a physician/ nurse and patient. There are tons of people scanning, reviewing, approving, coding, billing and extracting data from the patient chart. These people all need paid. It is complex and chaotic. We need to blow is all up and start over. And finally, we need to recognize that we all can't live forever. Age, genetics and the choices we made in our lifetime don't always need to be treated with every latest and greatest treatment. Live your life in moderation and accept your fate. Peace and love to all.

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May-15-13 7:57 PM

Yes dogeared, I agree. Scott Cantley, Jennifer Offenberger, and the rest of their disgusting stable need to go. They are masters at rationalizing their actions that have negatively affected so many people. I honestly don't know how they can live with themselves.

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May-15-13 5:15 PM

Scott Cantley needs to go. He has alienated everyone, lost great employees and he cares nothing about patients! ONLY money!

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May-15-13 5:02 PM

Try to work with their billing office on medical bills....GOOD GOD! I have never seen such incompetence! And everyone I spoke with wanted to blame the new computer system, or blame the coder, or blame the doctor's office. It was awful! And then I was told I should call the patient advocate Jetta something. And she didn't even call me back. The whole place is a sham! Go to Columbus!

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May-15-13 4:53 PM

MMH has created a monopoly. They get away with what they do because there is no competition. We in the valley are stuck. They have bought up everything. They have outsourced as many services as they can so what you are seeing in the ER, for example, is primarily traveling staff. No one cares because it is not their community. IT IS ALL ABOUT MONEY. NOT, patient care. And with Obama will only get worse.

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May-15-13 12:49 PM

This is one reason why healthcare is in such a bad way/ the recent article indicated that MMH expected to avoid layoffs( that means count on layoffs ) but now wait a minute we are expanding our empire to include more buildings ! Where will we got the money to staff these places,maybe they have a plan to include robots. That may be better than patient care techs . If you have ever encountered one if these on a doctors office visit , they seldom can spell the name of the drug you are taking , never write the milligram strength correctly even when copying it and have little knowledge of diseases . Then the hospitals spin is what a good opportunity this is for us. Wrong wrong wrong and you can't blame this one on Obamacare . This is a good example of an overextended company counting on you to pick up their bills.

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May-15-13 12:37 PM

Looks to me like MMH is making too much money and has to spend lots of $'s in new facilities (Wayne St.and Belpre) in order to try to remain a not for profit organization.

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May-15-13 11:37 AM

What is going to happen to the LPNs employed by MMH, since they are being replaced by Patient care techs? No layoffs, but take a cut in pay because your position will be terminated. Also heard that Physician's Care is moving to Kroger plaza. Why wouldn't they move it to Wayne Street, since they are building new offices? All this and they need money!!!

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May-15-13 11:12 AM

My family has received excellent care at MMH. The physicians and staff are wonderful. They deliver excellent care with kindness and compassion. My family has been treated for very serious illness and have received quality and personalized care. I commend all the staff and am extrememly thankful for the excellent care my family has received.

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May-15-13 11:02 AM

"Probably are using non-local labor for the project too."

Pioneer Pipe is local labor.

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May-15-13 10:56 AM

This is how MMH rolls... I have witnessed first hand, one of their past attempts at "keeping operation costs in line". I bet the employee meetings they just completed were a lot of fun. They shake your hand, look you in the eye and tell you that you are a valuable part of their system, all the while planning your demise. They avoid taking ownership of what they are doing to the "valued employee" by claiming other healthcare systems are all doing the same thing. Rest assured, administration and the ones that are favored by administration will not be affected by the cutbacks. In lieu of being "layed off", employees will be "offered" other positons that they simply can't do or are not suited for, so that the hospital can tout no one lost their employment. Jennifer Offenberger can try and sugar coat this all she wants, but it is what it is, we're not stupid.

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May-15-13 10:54 AM

Cutting back and expanding at the same time? Great help to the local economy MMH!!!! Probably are using non-local labor for the project too. And I agree with you all, the doctors are horrible here with the exception of a rare few. I, too, take anything intensive to Columbus. OSU hospitals are wonderful.

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May-15-13 10:44 AM

It's always easy to spend someone else's money! As long as they have their monopoly, MMH will bring in more patients but the quality of care will keep dropping. Has anyone tried to see one of these Memorial employed doctors recently? The wait is horrible and the doctor doesn't spend any real time with you anymore. They just sit and type into their computers without making eye contact.

Welcome to the future of medicine in the United States!

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May-15-13 9:57 AM

Wow.... cutting employees hours and building more.. makes sense MMH... That's what happens when you try to be something your not!!!! This is Marietta... not Columbus! SAD!!!!

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May-15-13 9:31 AM

This just doesn't make sense! MMH should let Ohio Health take over the management of the hospital. They know how to do healthcare.

By the way Marietta Times. Did you guys hear about the Benghazi and IRS scandals? You may want to check into that. I hear its a big big story lol.

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May-15-13 8:23 AM

I thought MMH was cutting back.

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May-15-13 7:35 AM

Except for a very few positions,(as the cost of healthcare goes through the roof) they will staff those offices with close to minimum wage workers. The rich continue getting richer, while the poor continue getting poorer.

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