SRHS Patients Speak out to Jackson County Board of Supervisors
Singing River Health System patients are still continuing to fight against the hospital’s sudden decision to fire a well-known neurologist who was based in Pascagoula.
A group of Dr. Terry Millette’s former patients were at the Jackson County Board of Supervisors meeting this morning. Some with multiple sclerosis, which Millette specialized in treating, say their health is severely declining.
Millette was let go by the hospital three months ago. A nurse practitioner told county supervisors she was left handling Dr. Millette’s patients and she also doesn’t have a job with SRHS anymore.
While hospital officials say they are doing everything they can to help the patients, a representative for the patients tells News 25 SRHS is just not doing enough. Jackson County resident Jacquelyn Bleau is representing Millette’s patients. She said, “They’re firing people. They’re lying to the board of supervisors and they’re putting patients’ lives at jeopardy and it needs to stop.”
Georgia Storey with Singing River Health Systems Community Relations said, “The clinic is open today. We have providers caring for them as well as our neurology team in our Ocean Springs office. That’s three board certified neurologists who are accepting new patients, accepting Dr. Millette’s patients, seeing anyone who needs to be seen.”
SRHS is asking patients needing help to call their patient care-line at 228-809-2000. The board of supervisors say they plan to meet with the hospital soon.