Saturday, January 9, 2016

Good Deal

   Seems like a Sackets Harbor couple got a good deal as they sold a house on Woodruff Street to SMC for $150K. It is assessed at $94,800, according to a report in Newzjunky.  The street has been incrementally swallowed up by the health care behemoth.
   

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

They should be ashamed of themselves, selling a needed property to a struggling non-profit. Don't they realize just how tough it is for these NFP folks? How are they going to afford to pay Mr Carman a million dollars a year if they get taken advantage of like this?

Anonymous said...

There is the excuse the taxman needs to raise the assessments of all the properties around the hospital.

Anonymous said...

How is it going to affect the assessments of people with similar homes?

Anonymous said...

Makes me wish I lived near the hospital,if I could sell my house to them for a hundred fifty percent of assessed value I would be out of here.

Anonymous said...

Looks like the wait time in Emergency Department is going to go up to 10+ hours from 8.

It is like a chamber of horrors watching people suffer. But as they say, it may be bad medicine but its not illegal.

Whatever Tirene wants...

Anonymous said...

How accountable is our hospital to the people in the area it serves? How many of us have heard "horror stories" about people getting treatment that either hurt them or ignoring of critical health problems when presented to the ER. It seems like every time I speak to people about this there is always a story like this they were part of. I guess I have been lucky as I have always found great service from the hospital.
What would it take to have funding for our hospital tied to accuracy of diagnosis and appropriateness of treatment? Medicine IS an art. But if THIS is a defense given, then there is no need for malpractice insurance, eh?
Does a hospital pay for some form of malpractice for the mistakes it makes? Responsibility for the hospital's performance lies with the Administrator. It seems like every such person who is the head of literally ANYTHING these days assumes such. Why then should they deserve such a high salary if they are not considered as accountable for things that go wrong?
Heads of corporations are the same. They continue to only be responsible for financial things, not anything that the business does to effect the ill health of others.
Our legislators should demand this to change. Our courts must view those whom assume responsibility as actually taking responsibility for what is placed in their charge. This will not happen as those with wealth will NOT permit their class of people to actually assume the same repercussions as can be passed to those below them.
Talk about "judgement free". What a racket these folks have. It seems to me that hospitals are accountable to no one and the administration are the least accountable to anyone.

Anonymous said...

The Board is the oversight. Ask then whether they are driving the bus or being told where and how to sit.

Anonymous said...

Anyone who is informed knows that you can get great treatment at SMC. But be willing to sit and wait for hours. And checking in through their paperwork people is madness. You wait forever just to see someone who checks your insurance cards. Then, it's wait some more. If you have an illness that concerns you, go to Syracuse. Save yourself the trouble of Samaritan.

Anonymous said...

Waiting time stinks in the Samaritan Emergency Room, Went there once on a Saturday night for a Real Bad Case of Poison Ivy and was siting in a waiting room with brats with runny noses for over 2 hours , i went up to the nurse at the desk and said how much longer she said soon. I made a trip to the Rest room and past a open door to the Doctors Lounge and saw the ER Doctor standing and watching Saturday Live on TV . I went up to the Desk with a stern voice and said Im out of here. Drove to Carthage area Hospital waited 20 minutes and was taken care of, Infected area treated, shot in butt , prescription in hand and out the door. Great Service and worth the drive.

Anonymous said...

1:36, Carthage Hospital never viewed themselves as a monopoly. Funny, they are much better with services but don't pay their administrator a million dollars. How do they do it?

Anonymous said...

Maybe they purchased the property for a McDonald's, Oh wait wrong street, If it's a parking lot wonder if they'll "chalk" the tires of folks parked to long?????????

Anonymous said...

1.36 if you are there for a reason you could go to Quick Med with, I agree the wait is bad. If you are a legit ER case, I have seen them rush people in.

Anonymous said...

How about the city negotiate with the hospital to be a better neighbor. Maybe the city could start by asking the hospital to keep their traffic on the main thoroughfares rather than disrupting every neighborhood street in proximity. Be very careful when it is shift change time at the hospital, they will run your ass right over on their way to save the sick and injured.
The hospital vans speeding down Sherman street all the way to Iroquois are a joy to behold as well... school zone? what school zone!