Opinion: Some changes at hospitals are good, others ludicrous


We all say that we need to innovate and make things better, but for who and what cost?

I don't know why the doctors are the ones to be affected. They have to put everything on computers, they are told how long to spend with a patient.

The problem is not how good the hospital looks, and it does look good. It's our doctors who are not getting the respect they deserve. Our doctors are the best anywhere, and they know what they are doing. They should not be timed. Sometimes it takes longer depending on the patient.

Things have changed so much in the last six years and making it harder on the doctors, causing some to resign, close offices and retire. There should be money for our doctors when they need it for equipment, help or whatever they need to be able to do their job. We have a responsibility to our doctors to let them do their job. They sacrificed a lot to be a doctor, and so did their family. They should be thanked and appreciated.

I have the best doctors in Sumter, and I wouldn't change at all. I had one I had for 33 years, and he was the best in Sumter but retired because of the system. I have another one who has been my doctor for 30 years, and I wouldn't change for anybody.

We need to recognize our doctors for their hard work and appreciate them for their service.

Give our nurses credit for their job. They know what they are doing.

Hospitals aren't in business only to negotiate deals. They need to let doctors do their job.

What kind of example will this send to the young ones going to medical school? I know all hospitals everywhere have made changes. I think some changes are good and some are ludicrous. We have to remember if it wasn't for the great doctors, nurses and patients, it wouldn't be hospitals.