Evidence Of Character…….#221 (the 90’s)


.  An escalation of uncertainty continued in the confines of the Anthony Hospital.  Questions of the veracity of the recently hired Hospital Administrator’s ramifications of improprieties related to his previous employment were undulating.   Gary at first wary of the allocations concerning the administrators past,  but realized an abrupt awakening as events unfolded.   The coerced resignation of a long established director of Lab and Radiology Departments,  followed by a termination of the Out Patient Services Supervisor,  a new aura prevailed  in the work environment,  a scrutiny of all hospital employees, a gleaning of standpoint,  the Administrator keeping score of those who question his veracity.

.  The evidence of character was placed on Gary’s desk,  concrete affirmation of all that was rumored,  pictures and articles from the Hazard Herald Newspaper of Lee Adams annihilation of the Nursing and Medical staff at A RH Regional Medical Center in Hazard Kentucky.   Gary bristled with the disclosure,  Gay Farney,  a Anthony Hospital Radiology and Lab Technician having placed a call to the medical facility,  her inquiry achieving a  Regional Medical Center employee willing to provide,  and send the  concrete documentation of the detrimental actions of Lee Adams,  and his disservice to the healthcare facility and community.

.  Gary discerning a polarization among the department managers,  visiting with Karen Porter,  the hospital purchasing director,  Doctor Bond, the medical chief of staff and other department managers,  disclosing the recently acquired information concerning Hospital Administrator Lee Adams past, and the hospital board’s failure to undertake responsibility for its negligence in thoroughly researching the empowered administrator’s record.   The hospital administration continued its vexation,  censoring  Gary’s wife Jan,  the Director of Nursing,  from effectually discharging her duties, and issuing new directives to the clinical medical staff,  Doctor Robert Ludwick protesting the changes in policy, the expostulations still ascending.

.  An impasse was acknowledge,  Jan according a possible ally in the hospitals plight,  divulging an adherent member of the hospital board,  Jerry Turner,  willing to address the hospital’s administrative quagmire with Terry Mus1ck,  hospitals board chairman,  and the other members of the commissioned group.   Jan relating the chronicled evidence of the Administrators abominable past.  A second visit with the board member,  discovering Turner having receded his concurrence,  standing fast with the boards adjudication, an advocate of the Administrator.  Jan and Gary finding their posturing now openly imparted.

.  It was the talk of the town, the Anthony Republican newspaper account of the Halloween night escapade was brief,  the police responding to a reported vandal destruction of property at the  Hospital Administrator Lee Adams residence.  Gary being inquisitive, visiting with Kenny Hodson,  the officer addressing the call,  discovering Halloween pranksters having inscribed the word “Liar“ on the Adam’s property.   Gary was somewhat taken aback at the open contempt displayed by the pranksters, but even more dumbfounded that Adams would induce attention to the event, by notifying the police considering his adverse publicity.

.  At home, Jan’s revelation was disquieting, a consternation,  Gary total unaware that his daughter Sandra and Karen Porters Granddaughter September were involved,  an incipient act very unlike Sandra.   The aftermath finding Karen Porter apologizing to Lee Adams,  disclosing her granddaughters actions and revealing the names of the other participant.  Gary conjecturing,  Sandra, as the instigator, hearing her parents open adverse criticism of Adams,  and with Jan’s condoning the prank, were probable factors in the event.   Gary’s first reaction was to assert Karen Porters divergence,  and follow suit.  Engendering an immediate apology for his daughter’s antics,   but upon reflection,  finding a hesitancy, aware that the extent of his animosity of Adams would come to light,  and an apologetic endeavor might turn and bring on one of retaliation.

.  Gary pondered the manner for approaching the Administrator, and the likelihood of Adams accepting an apology without retribution,   at first dismissing the idea,  conjecturing an apology would spring a more realistic outcome,  one of vengeance.   Gary beginning to realize, the Adam’s incident only hastened the inevitable ,  a grasp of reality, the handwriting was on the wall,  suspecting any confrontation with the Administrator would be futile, the Halloween epilogue could possibly conclude any prospects of Gary retaining his employment.

.  The ringing of the doorbell at the Adams residence was acknowledged by Nina Adams,  Gary asking to speak with Lee.  Entering,  the Administrator hovering in the darken shadows of the dining room,  Nina announcing the visitor.    Lee Adams shouting   “I don’t have anything to say to him,   I’ll deal with the S OB later, tell him to get the hell out of my house“.   Gary handing Nina an envelope,  turning,  not saying another word,  retreating from the premise,  his endeavor,  a satisfying resolution for both.



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