There are valid points, concerns and opinions expressed here and some are informed and others are common sense and some are a little out there. What I know is that we DONT know the real story. This paper seems to do a great job at putting just enough information into an article to create controversy and get people fired up for a day, a week or a month. It is sensationalism and irresponsible journalism that is running rampant across our country and we just buy into it all of the time. I catch myself at times as well. Erlanger has obviously not had a good year, but their last few have been good and since I am not a board member just the spouse of a physician at Erlanger, I am going to reserve my judgements, name calling and finger pointing until I can obtain more and accurate information. The information around the water cooler at the hospitals is gossip laced with truths, the reports in paper are little teasers skewed to support opinion of author or create controversy. My point is all of these opinions need to be respected because they are someone's personal beliefs, I choose to gather real information that is as complete as possible on the topic before I express all of my righteous indignation. SHAME on the Times News Free Press and the people in charge there for supporting writers that don't provide us with enough information to express informed opinions that could make a difference in our community.
What I am tired of are reporters picking and choosing information to use in an article. This is probably not the whole story but a skewed version to make people read the article. If I am going to be outraged by what I read, I want it to represent all of the facts not just the ones that arouse interest. Shame on the author of this article and many of the ones in the Free Press for "spin jobs"- I miss the days of real journalism. I would give specific examples, but apparently in journalism, you only have to allude at partial truths. It is is sad and we eat it up. Myself included at times.