Layoffs At Lenoir Memorial Hospital

Dozens of full-time and part-time workers at Lenoir Memorial Hospital are losing their jobs as officials work to come back from a deficit.

Hospital officials say that 59 workers at the hospital in Kinston lost their jobs, including 39 full-time workers. Several vacant positions have been cut as well.

Officials say Lenoir Memorial Hospital operated on a $2 million deficit in July and August. The hospital has been operating under a deficit for the past two years.

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  • by qq357 Location: Land of the Free on Nov 8, 2010 at 03:30 AM
    Replying to "in light of the recent announcement of layoffs at lmh, would it be possible, to list the top three salaries, of the captain and executive crew, of this runaway ship. as captain of my own ship, if it starts to sink, my choices, are bail, or be thrown off the ship ! " Hospitals are usually funded in part with public money such as Medicare: See for salaries listed on IRS Form 990. Compare the hospitals near you.
  • by AA on Oct 3, 2010 at 01:43 PM
    Anonymous, the Beaufort Observer doesn't investigate. The "writers" for that website are nothing but conspiracy theorists. It is nothing but a tabloid that is the mouthpiece for a local politician that has no clue about anything but likes to talk a big game.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 3, 2010 at 09:14 AM
    Dont look to the WDN for any investigative reporting. Might try Beaufort Observer.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 2, 2010 at 06:48 AM
    They all will be crawling out of the woodworks telling what they know soon, because they will not want to be associated with this and then the legal ramifications. All you have to do is look at the J. Jones case. Then they turn on each other. When the heat gets hot in the oven, they talk and suddenly wear a halo. Like you stated, this happened over a very long period of time, so you are not the only one to piece this together, others know and they will want to come clean. Roy Coopers phone is ringing off the hook I bet. They can only "Play Dumb" for so long. How can a board jusifiy a salary increase to the CEO when the hospital is broke? DUH. There are so many hard workers up at BCH. There will be many tuff questions for this board to answer!!!
  • by Nony Location: Washington on Oct 1, 2010 at 07:50 PM
    The good ole boy network in Washington is short-sighted; they will bankrupt Beaufort County and find that they are simply overseeing debt instead shaping a tier one county into a thriving and flourishing coastal "boutique" travel destination. I could not connect via the email address you posted, try mine,
  • by Anonymous on Oct 1, 2010 at 07:01 PM
    They made a typo, here is the email address again.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 1, 2010 at 02:53 PM
    Thanks Nony, at least there are a few ethical souls in this world that just do not turn a blind eye. In this good ole boy network in this small town, I am sure many have know about this abuse and never said anything. In my opinion that makes them just as guilty. I have always been an advocate for proper healthcare and I don't care who, what, how, when you do the legal proper thing it is the right thing. It is time for the legal system, att. general, sec of state and feds to take a look at this. Contact me since your email address is not shown.
  • by Nony Location: Washington on Oct 1, 2010 at 12:11 PM
    Any chance of pulling out of it? Doubtful at this point; the books are a mess...too much fraud over too many years with no oversight. If it had been stopped sooner, BCH would have every reason to stay in business. With proper controls in place and proper management, it is a viable profitable system. Unfortunately, it has just been bled dry and the books are so cooked nobody, and I mean NOONE can make heads or "tales" out of them. It would take a forensic auditing team from the SBI to even begin to sort things out. As far as the audits go, Dixon Hughes only audited the information they were provided...they don't actually remove/seize anything. Email me if you wish at address above.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 30, 2010 at 07:54 PM
    Why hasn't the board called in an outside auditor for a detail audit?? Only a few physicians choose not to a-line themselves with BRHS and remained independant. How could Bedsole make the deal look so attractive??? Personally, I was amazed to see how many bought into the idea. So when Hood Richardson slowed down the management of UHS coming in, Bedsole was already going out the door so to speak and it back-fired. Now we have only 2 contenders for a 20 year lease on the hospital. Any possibility of pulling out of this quagmire of a mess???
  • by Nony Location: Washington on Sep 30, 2010 at 06:30 PM
    BCH was verbally pre-sold to UHS several years ago; that is why Bedsole bought up all of the local practices, shored up any competition, and put it all under one roof. BCH bought those practices without so much as a financial assessment or inventory review because it didn't matter if they were losing money, they were going to be UHS's situation to deal with. BCH was ALREADY BROKE when they started buying the practices. Flat broke! So Bedsole, Hardy and McRoy agreed to give BCH to UHS but the deal was that UHS would give Bedsole and McRoy's daughter nice well-paid positions as part of the exchange. In fact, Bedsole had planned to announce his departure in conjunction with the "grand re-opening" of the hospital. R u still with me? I will explain the rest in my next post.

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