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  1. atlantaman says:

    I’m always amazed at these self-righteous Democrats who supposedly represent “the people”, but are so willing to absolutely rape them if it means lining their back pocket with blood money.

    My God, the hospital is teetering on the brink of bankruptcy and she’s lining her pockets. “The People” could have had some new life saving equipment at Grady instead of paying for her unqualified and misrepresented leadership.

    If she doesn’t return the money “the people” should demand her resignation, from the board, along with all the other fools who voted her that shady contract.

  2. Doug Deal says:

    Interesting that when normal average people get fired (for any reason) they get nothing, or perhaps 2 weeks pay if they are lucky, amounting to maybe $1,000-$2,000.

    When those tied to government run institutions or large corporations get canned (for good reason), they get amounts measured in the hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars.

  3. bucky says:

    I hope someone can answer these questions:

    1. How does OCGA § 45-10-20 et seq. affect this situation? According to 45-10-22, it is unlawful for a public official to transact business with the agency he or she serves, and under 45-10-28 the Attorney General has the right to collect fines and restitution of any improperly-received monies.

    2. How about 45-10-3, which says:
    “Notwithstanding any provisions of law to the contrary, each member of all boards, commissions, and authorities created by general statute shall:
    . . .
    (3) Not engage in any business with the government, either directly or indirectly, which is inconsistent with the conscientious performance of his governmental duties;
    (4) Never use any information coming to him confidentially in the performance of governmental duties as a means for making private profit; [and]
    . . . . . . .
    (9) Never take any official action with regard to any matter under circumstances in which he knows or should know that he has a direct or indirect monetary interest in the subject matter of such matter or in the outcome of such official action.
    Under 45-10-4, upon charges being filed against a person violating this section the Governor can remove the person from office following a hearing.

    3. Or how about the Hospital Authority Code, which says in 31-7-74.1:
    (c) Except as otherwise provided in this Code section, no authority member, no hospital chief executive, and no hospital system chief executive officer shall, for such person or for any entity in which such person or such person’s family has a substantial interest, transact any business with such authority . . . [and]
    “(h) . . . .For any action by an authority not in compliance with such requirements, any member knowingly violating such requirements shall be immediately sanctioned, which may include, but not be limited to, reprimand, temporary suspension, or permanent removal from the authority after appropriate notice and hearing. The entity having appointed such member shall have the authority to impose any sanction.”

    4. Finally, has anybody bothered to read the Grady Hospital Corp’s own bylaws, which at least would seem to require that this “severance package” be vetted fully. But, then again, who’s appointing the Grady nonprofit directors?
    http://www.gradyhealthsystem.org/GMHC/Grady%20Memorial%20Hospital%20Corporation%20Bylaws.pdf

  4. Romegaguy says:

    atlantaman,

    it’s not a partisan thing. Take for example Ralph Reed and how he sodomized the religious extremist sheep that had blindly followed him for so many years to believe that some Indian Casinos were okay.

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