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Healthcare employees take pension plan to county supervisors

Healthcare employees take pension plan to county supervisors

Former employees of Singing River Health System attend Jackson County supervisor's meeting. (Photo source: WLOX News) Former employees of Singing River Health System attend Jackson County supervisor's meeting. (Photo source: WLOX News)
JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

Several former and retired Singing River Health System employees attended the regular meeting of the Jackson County Board of Supervisors looking for help.

Last week, the officials with the health system called for sweeping changes and reductions in the company retirement plan. They said there was not enough money to meet current obligations.

Many retirees say this caught them by surprise and their future is left in doubt. Those retirees are now asking supervisors to conduct an independent audit of the health system.

"We want to see the financial records of the hospital and with easy access to the public," said former employee Trudy Nelson. "We want them to be accountable for where the money is going, not just in the retirement, but other monies in the hospital."

Supervisors voted to take the request under advisement.

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