PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) - "We're not even close to being a DMR. We're not a DMR." Those were the words of Singing River Health System Board of Trustees member Morris Strickland.
He and hospital CFO Lee Bond addressed the hospital retirement issue at a Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting with state legislators in Jackson County Thursday morning.
Strickland said every person in the room owns a piece of this hospital and we deserve to support them and help them.
A temporary restraining order from chancery court halted Singing River Health System from ending its employee pension plan this week. That restraining order prevented hospital trustees from approving the minutes from its November 20th meeting, at which trustees voted to end the pension plan. The attorneys are seeking a permanent injunction from Judge Neil Harris at a hearing Friday in Pascagoula.
Steve Phillips was at the chamber breakfast this morning, and will have more reaction from business leaders pertaining to the SRHS pension problems, later today on WLOX News and WLOX.com.