Cut The County Out Of Erlanger - And Response

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Unbelievable is one of the few choice words I’d express to the County Commission.  Irresponsible and petty are two more.  Erlanger may be a public hospital in Hamilton County, but the legislature created its management back in the 1970’s.  Fortunately times have changed and the legislature modernized it.  And for commissioners to feel “out of the loop,, it’s only because they don’t listen to anyone except to themselves.  They deserve a million dollars of say-so while the state provides hundreds of millions to Erlanger?

So I hope the State Senate and House regroup and come up with another bill that cuts the county out of the process completely.  Maybe with a new board and a new CEO, Erlanger can get back to the top.   In the meantime, county commissioners can go back to browbeating the school board.  That seems like all they know how to do. 

Tom Sullivan
Chattanooga 

* * * 

Where have you been for the last couple of months: It seems to me that the State Legislature body proceeded with a bill without giving our County Commission a chance to have a say-so? 

Are you saying that we as Hamilton County tax payers have no say-so in how our public hospital is run? I don’t think so. If that is the case then we should not have to spend one cent at this public hospital because it then is not a public hospital. I for one am sick at the politics of this institution. 

Martha Jean Rice
Chattanooga


311 Inefficiency

I must agree that the city's 311 system is inefficient.  I have been struggling with them for two years over various items.  The system needs auditing.  Things to look at: a.  Work orders closed without the work being done b.  The software used ---needs upgrading.  It has unnecessary redundancy as well as other limits c.  Clarification ... (click for more)

Adversity

He was homeless, a happy-go-lucky vagabond who'd been dumped off in a neighborhood so someone might take him in and give him a home. He's a handsome guy looking to be part lab, part shepherd, part husky, and the rest is either traveling salesman or mailman. But he's also a water-dude. After he'd been with us a week or so he just disappeared and it took three days to find him, a ... (click for more)

National Championship Bicycle Racing Gets Underway In Chattanooga

National championship bicycling racing got underway in Chattanooga on Saturday morning under glorious Memorial Day weekend weather. Individual Time Trial Para-Cycling began at 8 a.m. at the Volkswagen facility. Individual Time Trial Female was at 11 a.m. and for the men was at 2 p.m. The Para-Cycling road race is Sunday at Volkswagen. The female road race kicks off ... (click for more)

Flora Tydings Selected As Chattanooga State’s Next President

Flora Tydings is expected to be named the next president to lead Chattanooga State Community College pending approval by the Tennessee Board of Regents at a special called meeting next Wednesday. The board will meet at 9:30 a.m. CDT at the TBR System Office in Nashville. Included on the agenda is TBR Chancellor John Morgan’s recommendation for Dr. Tydings to replace Interim President ... (click for more)

Baylor Beats GPS 6-4 For D-II Softball Title

MURFREESBORO – Oh, what a difference a year makes. The GPS Bruisers came through the losers bracket a year ago and beat Baylor twice after losing the first five times they played, but those two were the biggest as it gave the team in blue a state D-II softball championship. The situation was similar a year later, but the results a bit different as the Lady Red Raiders beat ... (click for more)

Dickson County Ousts Ooltewah, 6-5, In Epic 12-Inning Thriller

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – For Ooltewah, more heartbreak followed heartbreak. After a tough loss to Wilson Central on Thursday, the Lady Owls fought furiously with Dickson County in an epic 12-inning marathon Friday before the Lady Cougars’ Keely Buchanan laced a game-winning single up the middle to end  the game and Ooltewah's masterful season. Second-ranked Dickson County, ... (click for more)