PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) - The financial condition of Singing River Health System was again the topic of discussion at today's Jackson County Board of Supervisors meeting. Trudy Nelson, a former hospital system employee, spoke before the board.
Nelson talked about trust and financial accountability. She also said the hospital doesn't have the required amount of cash on hand. Nelson also asked members of the board to arrange for a town hall meeting for all current and former employees.
Singing River Health System has been under financial stress for several months. Earlier this year, the system wrote off $88 million in what was called non collectable debt. Then two months ago system administrators announced the retirement plan for retirees and employees was inadequately funded.
Officials are now looking at ways to make the pension plan financially viable. Doug Walker was at the meeting this morning and will have complete details on the story tonight on wlox.com and WLOX news.