‘Concerns... frustrations’ over Jolley’s firing
To the Editor:
In response to the articles in the paper regarding MMH and Brandon Jolley. I would like to express some concerns and frustrations.
First, Mr. Jolley was initally hired to be interim CEO for six months, but the authority hired him full time after only two months. Next, the concern about Mr. Jolley filing bankruptcy. He committed no crime and in the current economic time, automobile makers are declaring bankruptcy.
Further more, the CFO and the QCO bankruptcies have absolutely nothing to do with any thing that relates to Brandon's departure.
Finally, the senior staff member who discovered this information is somewhat of a mystery. I thought the CEO, CFO, and the QCO where the only senior staff members at the hospital.
I know that there are other support staff, but not to the same stature.
So someone else from within the hospital went digging to bring up the dirt. Finally, any issues Mr. Jolley was involved with several years ago should have been uncovered when the hospital board completed a thorough background check prior to Mr. Jolley's hiring.
In other words. I am confused.
The statements made that Mr. Jolley does not have the skills and ability to successfully handle a project of this magnitude should have been uncovered long before considering Mr. Jolley for the position as CEO.
Finally, it was stated that concerns made by the board had been discussed with Mr. Jolley.
I wonder if those concerns were put down in writing to go back to. I can't claim to understand all that has gone on in the triangle between the board, commissioners and Mr. Jolley.
My only hope is that there was more to the situation than the inability to play nice with one another.
Good Luck to Brandon Jolley. My prayers for a new hospital.
And finally, I hope that the relationship between the hospital authority and the county commissioners can regain a healthy working relationship.