User uShare Login | Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.

79° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options




[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news


Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!


Community Shares Concerns About MCMC Hospital

March 17, 2014, 10:02 PM by Leland Steva

Community Shares Concerns About MCMC Hospital

There are more questions than answers after the CEO of the Murray County Medical Center in Slayton, Minnesota, resigned suddenly last week after a lawsuit was filed by a former employee.

There are big changes ahead for the small town hospital. CEO Mel Snow resigned Friday, and the hospital is currently looking for his replacement. But with few answers as to why Snow left, some residents are questioning recent events.

"We're just concerned citizens that want to see things change. We've had, I know, over 20 people leave the hospital," Linda Sanow said.

"I have a daughter with special needs, so my primary concern is having trust in my providers because we lost our family provider," Trish Grieme said. 

Cal Wurpts is a former mayor of Slayton. He thinks the medical staff leaving will hurt the future of the care center.

"We're strictly concerned about the survival of the hospital and the medical facility in the long-term," Wurpts said.

Residents talk of a hostile work environment under Snow's watch. There's even a Facebook page called "Taking Back MCMC" where workers have posted anonymous comments on working conditions at the facility.  Meanwhile, hospital Board Chair Bob Moline says he doesn't see a problem.

" In the best of times, working in medicine can be very stressful. With Obamacare and hospital takeovers and all other changes, it's been not very easy but still our health care outcomes are very good," Moline said.

The hospital is publicly-owned and managed. Despite rumors that the hospital could soon join a private health care system, such as Sanford or Avera, Moline says people don't need to be concerned.

"We have never talked to Sanford, Avera, or anybody else about selling the hospital. The Murray County Medical Center is not for sale," Moline said.

There is an open meeting on March 25 where citizens can go and get their questions answered during this transition period.

Previous Story

Next Story


Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View business

You may also like

Sioux Falls No Longer Best Small City

7/25/2014 11:12 AM

Sioux Falls is no longer the nation's best small city for business and careers.

Full Story
Iowa Town Bracing For Closure Of Tyson Foods Plant

7/27/2014 3:31 PM

One small northwest Iowa town is preparing to deal with the loss of 450 jobs this fall when the Tyson Foods plant in Cherokee closes, and business own...

Full Story
Simply Mac Coming To Sioux Falls

7/28/2014 1:12 PM

Apple users will soon have another option for sales and service support.

Full Story
Dawley Farm Village Expands

7/25/2014 10:10 PM

If you don't live on the Sioux Falls east side, or haven't taken a drive over there lately, you may not have noticed all the new businesses.

Full Story | Watch
Sioux City Riverboat Casino Prepares For Last Day

7/30/2014 7:57 AM

The Argosy riverboat casino is preparing to take its last bets Wednesday, having told the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission that it will close by 5 p....

Full Story