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MARY ANN ANDERSON
While alone one account was on the calendar for aftermost Saturday’s alleged affair of the Hazlehurst Burghal Council, the time it took to altercate it clocked in at about two hours. The lath met to allocution about last-minute charter options on the above medical appointment of Dr. Sidney P. Johnson, a architecture the burghal afresh purchased afterwards Johnson’s retirement.
Mayor Bayne Stone led off the discussions that included, amid others, Ward One Councilman Dywane Johnson, Ward Two Councilman John Ramay, and Ward Four Councilman John Bloodworth. Ward Three Councilman Eric Griffin was alive and could not attend. Tammy Mims, CEO of Jeff Davis Hospital; Dr. Jason Laney, the hospital’s medical director; and Canton Commissioner Brad Crews of the Whitehead District, who is additionally a non-voting affiliate of the Jeff Davis Hospital Authority, were additionally in attendance.
The burghal had entered into what was termed several times a “gentlemen’s agreement” or a “handshake agreement” to charter the Johnson architecture to a medical provider headquartered in Greene Canton and who has offices in Appling and Telfair counties. But Mims and Laney, a few weeks afore the affair but afterwards the exact agreement, had abreast Stone that the hospital ascendancy additionally capital a adventitious to charter the building, and the affair was alleged in allotment so the lath could accede their request.
Mims cited that the hospital has formed “very, actual adamantine over the accomplished 2-1/2 years,” but that it still struggles with outmigration of patients who go alfresco of the canton for medical services. She and Laney said they are alive with several doctors, including a cardiologist, a surgeon, and an communicable diseases physician, to backpack either all or allotment of their practices to Hazlehurst in efforts to accumulate patients in the medical community.
The issue, both acicular out, has been the abridgement of availability of appointment amplitude for medical providers, and Johnson’s appointment could be an asset to the hospital. Mims, Laney, and Crews anniversary said that they were additionally anxious that Greene Canton provider may not abutment the hospital and could accelerate patients, lab work, and tests to added accessories alfresco of Jeff Davis County.
Near the alpha of the meeting, Ramay acicular out that the burghal had already entered into the exact agreement, although a academic arrangement had not been signed.
But afresh Bloodworth explained that he had been a backer of the provider advancing in because the accumulation had “assured” the lath it would be a “promoter of the hospital,” with his adding, “When we accomplish a handshake acceding with somebody, I feel we charge to account that.”
Mims declared that she and Stone had announced afore the holidays, and that she asked him to not do annihilation with the Johnson architecture until they could allege further. She additionally said that she had accomplished out on several occasions to the Appling Canton appointment of the provider to altercate the amount but had not accustomed a acknowledgment call. Mims additionally acicular out that the hospital’s medical agents would accept to accept privileges for them to accept patients.
Bloodworth said that in the accomplished anniversary the company’s workers had been in Johnson’s architecture accomplishing assignment to adapt for aperture Monday and seeing patients. If the burghal were to about-face about and charter the architecture to the hospital, he told the council, “I would accept agitation sleeping at night because it wouldn’t be the appropriate affair to do.”
Ramay additionally agreed with Bloodworth, adage that while a handshake is not a contract, it’s still an agreement.
Laney afresh spoke, adage he had “personal experience” with provider, and that his primary affair was to accomplish abiding they would abutment the hospital and not accelerate patients out of the canton to added hospitals.
“In the aftermost few years, our hospital has grown,” Laney told the council. “I feel our citizens are in acceptable easily in our hospital now.”
Natasha Bennett of the burghal attorney’s appointment of Smith and Bennett afresh acicular out that the bearding charter contract, one that she said was “not a accustomed charter agreement,” that she and Burghal Attorney Ken Smith had drawn, would “require” and “encourage” the aggregation to accredit patients to Jeff Davis Hospital, and added that if they were begin “acting adverse” to the hospital, the burghal would accept the appropriate to abolish the agreement.
Laney afresh afresh asked the burghal to accede leasing the architecture to the hospital aback there was no accounting acceding with the company, but Stone common that, “A man’s chat is his bond. With that handshake, that band was made.”
That’s aback Bloodworth said that he wasn’t acquainted that the hospital capital to charter the architecture until afterwards the exact acceding was already made.
Johnson afresh appropriate that the aggregation bare to accommodated with Mims to altercate alive together.
But Mims afresh told the lath that she and Laney had been agilely recruiting physicians and was alive carefully with one who had committed to practicing in Hazlehurst if a architecture were to appear available. That was allotment of the acumen the hospital capital the Johnson building.
That’s aback Bloodworth, afterwards alert to Mims and Laney appeal their case to charter the building, said that he would abutment the hospital rather than the Greene Canton company.
Stone afresh alleged a aggregation representative, who was already alive at the Johnson architecture abutting aperture to Burghal Hall, to footfall over and allege to the council.
Ramay asked the representative, who has asked to abide unnamed, for a “verbal commitment” that the aggregation would be “supporting and sending patients” to the hospital.
The adumbrative explained that the aggregation already sends patients to the hospital, and that “100 percent” of all Medicare and Medicaid labs would additionally be beatific to the hospital. She additionally said that approaching patients could be accepted beneath the accustomed circling of Drs. Laney, Frank Bixler, and Tonya Fordham or their own claimed physician, adding, “The alone affair that we would ask, if they administer our accommodating in the hospital, that they acclaim the accommodating would chase up with their primary affliction doctor.”
She additionally explained that she had been in acquaintance with Jeff Davis Hospital COO Robin Crosby and was to accelerate her appropriate advice about the aggregation aback it was accessible to open.
After she larboard the meeting, and afterwards added diffuse discussions, Stone asked for a motion that the lath advance with the arrangement with the company, abacus that if it wasn’t accomplished according to the acceding set alternating in it, the arrangement would be “terminated.” Aback Ramay fabricated the motion at the mayor’s request, it died for abridgement of a second.
That’s aback Johnson offered the additional motion of the day that the aggregation accommodated with Jeff Davis Hospital’s lath and, amid added points, accept “certain guidelines and qualifications” that they would accept to follow. But again, no additional was offered, and that motion, too, died.
After added discussions and with Mims already afresh pointing out that the hospital has a physician accessible to move in, and with Bloodworth advertence the accessible that the affair had become “complicated,” Mims said that she would accomplish a claimed charge that the hospital ascendancy would accept a charter acceding with the burghal if the burghal would aback out of its exact agreement.
Bloodworth afresh told the council, “If she’s accommodating to do that, I’ll accomplish the motion to do it.”
Bloodworth afresh clearly fabricated a third motion to access into a acting acceding to charter the acreage to the hospital, with Ramay seconding. In the altercation phase, Ramay asked what the accountability to the burghal would be “over the handshake agreement,” with Bennett pointing out that it was not bounden beneath Georgia law. Bennett additionally asked for a acceptance that the hospital would accommodated the aforementioned acceding as the burghal was requesting. Afore the lath could vote on that motion, Ramay afresh fabricated a fourth motion to table the third motion until afterwards Stone had announced added with the company. That motion was unanimous.
Stone afresh fabricated the fifth and final motion of the day, allurement that the lath accredit him to allege to the aggregation adumbrative to let her apperceive “at this time, the arrangement is in limbo.” It, too, anesthetized unanimously.
Within moments, afterwards about two hours in the attenuate Saturday meeting, the affair was adjourned.