Tennova is a Hospital Killer
Tennova is a hospital killer. They first came to Knoxville about 20 years ago. Since then they have closed two hospitals in Knoxville (I think just 2, there may have been more that I don't know about).
I had my daughter at Baptist hospital in Knoxville. Baptist was right on the Tennessee river. The maternity ward had a huge balcony overlooking the river. Not long after I had her Baptist was named one of the top 100 hospitals in the country. Then Tennova took over Baptist. It wasn't long before they closed it and sold it. Then it was demolished. Now there are expensive (and ugly) apartments or condominiums where the hospital once stood.
Another hospital that Knoxville used to have is Saint Mary's. After Tennova successfully killed Baptist they went after St. Mary's. It seems like St. Mary's stayed open a little longer than Baptist after Tennova took over. But in the end it was killed too.
I watch a show on tv called, "The Resident". There's a company called "Red Rock" that took over the hospital in that show. I always think of Baptist and Tennova when I watch it. I assume that if they've made a show about it then there must be companies like Tennova all over the country.
Fast forward to today. Tennessee is expecting that lots of people will need hospitalization by the middle of this month from Corona. They have prepared the parking garage and the second and third floors of the CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL for overflow of Corona patients. There are none there now but they're saying there will be by the end of this month.
Oh shit! Looks like Knoxville could use a couple more hospitals about right now. Baptist and St. Mary's would sure be useful if they were still around. How about we move those patients into those apartments where Baptist used to be?!
If my daughter or my granddaughter get the virus from the hospital because they had to use the Children's hospital for overflow, I will place the blame right on Tennova. But that's all I can do - blame them for lack of hospital beds. I really thought they would be safe while they were in the hospital. Mainly because it is a hospital just for children and not the general public. Looks like Corona is going to change that.
Tennova is a hospital killer which makes them responsible for spread and deaths. Words cannot convey the anger and hate I feel towards them.