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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston has requested that all its staff report to their scheduled duty assignments. Sgt. Jim McMillen with the Sikeston Deparment of Public Safety said this is important for the evening and midnight shifts.

McMillen also said those in need of food or water may report to the Sikeston High School Field House or Miner Baptist Church on Route H. The Salvation Army is serving food at these locations.

The department of public safety continues to request 911 lines be used for emergencies only.

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Are you kidding me? Do you really think these workers or any other person from Sikeston can read this? I live in Chaffee and it is 8:27pm Thursday and just got power. I can't think of any time I have needed the radio more. Three days without power and NO radio station out there that EVER gave out any news. I kept waitting to here about a warm center for Chaffee, never did. Kept waiting to here something about when the power might come back on, never did. I have found out more in the last five minutes from our newspaper then the last three days from any Cape radio station. That is about the only station that would come in, maybe due to all the down trees in my area. Anyway, thank you Ameren UE! Thank you southeast missourian! Cape radio, you just lost a listener of about 12 years!

-- Posted by loveofthegame on Thu, Jan 29, 2009, at 9:36 PM

My question is - what kind of hospital are these people running? Most other hospitals in the region require their employees to call in every day they are absent (regardless of their circumstances) - or else they lose their jobs. If they aren't able to drive in because of snow or ice - then the hospital sends someone to pick them up.

If they need them - send someone to pick them up. If they are unwilling to comply & don't have a life or death circumstance regarding their absence - fire them. You choose that profession - you take the oath - you need to live up to the standard or pick another occupation.

Don't mean to sound harsh - but it would be somewhat different if Sikeston wasn't in flat terrain & we had sub zero temperatures. I've been without power several days - but still managed to get myself ready for work as best I could and get a ride to work. (No I don't work at a hospital either).

This is part of the reason this particular hospital has the reputation that it does. I know lots of people that would die in an ambulance before they would ever consider receiving treatment there.

-- Posted by ShowMeGuy on Fri, Jan 30, 2009, at 9:42 AM

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