Keller strikes again
By: The Midnight Rider
Well, 2016 is over and 2017 has just started. I was wondering what my first article would be for the New Year. Well, actually this article found me. You may remember last year, that the Rider wrote about Keller Hospital turning a friend of mine over to Collections. To refresh your memory, my friend had some tests done at Keller. They got the Bill and started paying on it each month. Then they got a phone call from a Collection Agency stating that Keller Hospital had assigned their account to them. My friend checked his account and Keller had cashed the check that he sent that very day. He is still trying to get that straightened up.
Flash forward to a couple of weeks ago. I was talking to a Keller employee who did not know who I was. I mentioned the above story to them. The employee said, “They turn their own employees over to collections.” I was flabbergasted. I thought that there was no way this was possible.
As luck would have it, I saw someone that I knew worked at Keller and mentioned it to them. They looked at me and said “yes, it is true. They did it to me.” You could have knocked me over with a feather. That is unimaginable. My friend from the original article showed me all of his paperwork where he had paid each month and then after 3 months had been turned over to Collections.
What happened to working with people? With a new hospital coming to Florence, it makes me wonder if Keller may feel the effects of it. Has Huntsville Hospital in their purchase of Keller Hospital signaled the downward spiral for Keller?
We shall see.
I am and always will be, the Midnight Rider.
Our blogger J. Redmon has just recommended the food at the 2nd & 13 Sports Grille. If any of our readers are tempted to try it, you may want to wait a few days; it seems their cook was just arrested: