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Pickering to look over Singing River's finances



PASCAGOULA — The state auditor’s office is going to review the finances of Singing River Health System.

State Auditor Stacey Pickering says in a statement that his office was taking up the task at the request of the hospital management company and the Jackson County Board of Supervisors.

What that financial review will entail hasn’t been worked out yet.

Singing River Health System administrators recently announced the hospital hasn’t contributed to its employees’ retirement fund since 2009. Now, that fund is running out of money.

Singing River Health System owns hospitals in Pascagoula and Ocean Springs. The hospital system is county-owned. It is facing cuts because of the shortfall discovered and announced at the first of the year.

It is the county’s second largest employer with 2,400 workers.



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  1. Hopefully there is someone on the staff who is not a crooked crony and knows what they are doing.

    Why isn’t Mike Cheney the auditor instead?

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