The dominoes begin to tumble: SRHS files suit against Jackson Co Outsource Group (updated)

And April Havens has the scoop for the Mississippi Press:

SRHS files suit against Jackson County Outsource Group, claiming company overbilled for collections services

Jackson County Outsource Group or JCOG, owned by Gentry Williams and Jon Reynolds, entered into a contract with SRHS on Dec. 1, 2012, according to the complaint filed Tuesday in Circuit Court.

Williams is the son of longtime SRHS board attorney Roy Williams, who is listed as the registered agent who helped form the LLC. As the registered agent, he is designated to receive service of process when the business is a party in a legal action, such as a lawsuit or summons.

And Reynolds is connected to Board Attorney Roy Williams via Charter Bank, Small world huh.

The folks at the Mississippi Press were kind enough to share the complaint for damages, which can be found here. This looks like a jailbreak to me.


An earlier version of this post identified Jon Reynolds as SRHS Attorney Roy Williams law partner. I apologize for the error.

Tantalizing clues plus a plea on SRHS: Down to the last two pieces of the puzzle.

Back in mid December I ran a post on the Singing River disaster which addressed what was fueling the rumor mill regarding sweetheart deals certain insiders allegedly made with the Health System. In response to that post I interviewed a former insider. I’m not ready to disclose many specifics publicly but I will disclose I have shared this with two reporters in the main stream media because the story is there for the taking.

What I will do is leave a road map for the informed observer because the Allowance for Doubtful Accounts does not get off by $88M on its own. In doing so I’m going to disclose both some of what I know and lack in hopes the community here can help me nab an interview with someone that has the answers.

First we circle back to that snippet from yesterday’s post, A Cornerstone of the Singing River Financial Disaster: Management perpetrates an accounting fraud and Karen Nelsen’s story “Ex-Singing River Health System exec says he sounded alarm about pension plan and accounting issues”:

Shoemaker, who left the Singing River system in 2012, told county supervisors that he now holds a leadership position at another healthcare system in the area and has no axe to grind with Singing River. But he said that he also sounded the alarm about the system’s way of understating contract adjustments, stringing along debt that overstated its income, which lead in part to the $88 million shortfall in income the system announced in March.

Next stop, Analysis: Rumors of sweetheart insider contracts swirling around Singing River Hospital (Updated), specifically the part dealing with Jackson County Outsource Group, LLC and Patient Benefit Group, LLC. Then we should visit with this comment by Pravda, a mystery man that tantalized with this: Continue reading “Tantalizing clues plus a plea on SRHS: Down to the last two pieces of the puzzle.”

Comment Bump | Deena Cuevas: No real info on Slabbed

I thought there might be some real info here but I was mistaken. Obviously it’s the same few people here chatting back and forth, always about the mayor or council or city clerk. No real info, just ranting and repeated warnings that the axe is about to fall on any one of them at any moment because of some highly illegal deed they’ve done…going back quite a ways, I see it has yet to happen. Reckon they all have so much clout they can buy every state & federal official to keep themselves from being charged with even one of these heinous crimes, this gross mishandling of public $$ and other such things? Anyway this all seems like a lot of typing for something the 4 or 5 posting here could be doing face to face. Jus’ sayin’. Well it was fun, I had a nice visit, killed some time.

Other Voices | Wednesdays Wars: Barack Obama – Two years to go

Published on Jan 7, 2015

I liked Obama from the beginning. I thought he was, to use the words of the late Stuart Scott of ESPN, cool as the other side of the pillow.

I still like him.

I’m fascinated by the way he goes about the business of being President. Stylistically, he’s no drama Obama. In Obama’s world, things are never as good as they look in the best of times, nor as bad as they seem in the worst of times. Substantively, he is guided by the belief that good policies ultimately make good politics.

His working style is deliberative. He takes his time. He’s from Hawaii. He’s on Island Time. Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, who worked for Obama and seven of his predecessors, called Obama, “The most deliberative President I’ve worked for.”

Deliberation, however, is not to suggest paralysis. In his book, Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War, Gates reflected on his work with Obama in the planning and execution of the takedown of Osama bin Laden: “I was so proud to work for a President who made one of the most courageous decisions I had ever witnessed at the White House.” Continue Reading………