Hospital, nurse sever relationship
by Alan Reed
Nov 14, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
After 12 years in the Trigg County Hospital’s Primary Care Clinic, the hospital and Nurse-Practitioner Mary James ended their association last week.

According to James, she tendered her resignation with 30 days notice on October 29. “Last Thursday, the Hospital Administrator (Lisa Coleman) and CFO (Bethany Goss) said that they thought it would be in the hospital’s best interest if I left today,” said James.

James said that she intends to open a new practice in Princeton in early 2008, and believes that hospital administration saw the new practice as competition. She added that administrators advised her not to duplicate any medical records of patients she treated on a regular basis.

“I would never do that,” James said. “The records are part of the clinic, but are owned by the patients themselves. They may make a request to have their records transferred to another practice.”

James said that she wanted to stay until the notice period expired to provide treatment and dispense prescriptions until her new practice began. “I feel like the administration does not care about patient care. All they see is the almighty dollar. Patients would hear about the new practice, if not from me, then from an ad in the newspaper. Patients have a choice, and I want them to be taken care of.”

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