Widow: He just got out of the hospital yesterday. He was going out to the mail-box.
Doctor: Heart attack.
Widow: What, walking out to the mailbox?
Doctor: Walking back. You see he opened the hospital bill.
The West Volusia Hospital Authority was created by Chapter 57-2085, Laws of Florida, to establish, construct, operate, and maintain such hospital or hospitals as shall be necessary for the use of the people in the district. [see mission statement]
The Authority's primary financial responsibility is to fund health care for the indigent. By providing some services outside of the traditional hospital environment, we are able to better serve the community and do so at lower cost.
By providing services after hours, we accommodate those who must work: they need not take time off to obtain medical care for their children. By providing clinics and working with the health dep't, we keep them out of the E.R. where the waits are long and the service is poor for non-emergencies.
For the past several years, the hospital was run by Memorial Health Systems, Inc., out of Ormond Beach. There has been some dispute over whether they have done a good job. We have some fun at their expense here.
|Success 2000!||English Translation: Failure|
|Peninsula Purchase||English Translation: Oops|
|Salary Survey||Fun with Dick & Johnette|
|Management Letter||Count the Fibs|
Yes, we have lawsuits! At this time we must refer you to the law library, see 30 Media Law Rptr 1300 for the most interesting.
|hosp0301.html||20-Jul-2003||The Big, New Tax Increase|
|hosp0210.html||03-Dec-2002||DePeyster: This Community Owes Us (cover)|
|hosp0208.html||26-Nov-2002||DePeyster: This Community Owes Us (actual material)|
|hosp0205.html||10-Jun-2002||Deadbeat Doctors - Done|
|hosp0204.html||03-Jun-2002||Deadbeat Doctors - Denial|
|hosp0203.html||29-May-2002||Deadbeat Doctors - Denounced|
|hosp0202.html||08-Mar-2002||The Secret Golden Parachute|
|hosp0201.html||13-Feb-2002||The Missing Pension Money|
|hosp0021.html||27-Sep-2000||Let the Fun Begin|
|hosp0020.html||18-Sep-2000||Better Offer for Hospital|
|hosp0019.html||14-Aug-2000||Fair Warning - Indigent Care Agreement is Flawed|
|hosp0018.html||14-Aug-2000||Fair Warning - Loopholes in Agreement|
|hosp0017.html||14-Aug-2000||Fair Warning - Sale of Hospital Does Not Protect Public|
|hosp0015.html||11-Jun-2000||Something Smells Here: Indigents fewer, but costs going up|
|ag0001.html||01-Jun-2000||Adventists seek monopoly, 111% price increase|
|hosp0014.html||30-May-2000||Various issues with AHS Lease, some of which will cause trouble|
|hosp0013.html||11-May-2000||Prediction: Adventists Will Make Off with Our Hospital|
|hosp0012.html||26-Apr-2000||Offer, In the Interest of Legal Economy|
|hosp0011.html||10-Apr-2000||The Missing Pension Money|
|hosp0010.html||02-Apr-2000||We May Owe Ourselves a Lot of Money!|
|hosp0009.html||01-Apr-2000||Employee Pension Plan|
|hosp0008.html||28-Mar-2000||Ormond's Long-Overdue Departure|
|hosp0007.html||20-Mar-2000||Ormond's (Then Up-Coming) 21-Mar-2000 Meeting and Our Proper Response Thereto|
|hosp0006.html||15-Mar-2000||Paying Ormond's Debt: Bailing Out the Unworthy|
|hosp0005.html||24-Feb-2000||Rude Comment on Mr. Lind's Begging for More Money|
|hosp0004.html||17-Feb-2000||Issues to consider before paying indigent care money directly to Ormond.|
|hosp0003.html||20-Jan-2000||Encouraging new Chairman to accept public input.|
|hosp9902.html||22-Mar-1999||Memorial Hospital - West Volusia Revenue History|
|hosp9806.html||20-Aug-1998||Public Meetings, Requirements|
|hosp9802.html||01-Jun-1998||Taking the Hospital Back when Ormond Collapses|
Several documents, some intended to be public, are available from the document index . These include the popular ``salary surveys'' at the hospital, as well as the fake anonymous letter, and the boat payment assistance list.
The documents may be of interest to taxpayers in the West Volusia Hospital Authority tax district. Got one we should know about? Drop a line to the address at the bottom of the page, and let us know!
You probably aren't supposed to know about some of them. If you stumble across something that looks secret, please stop reading.