As Miss Vero plows through the e mail box this morning, we find a response to our "Hospital Hotbed" post, last Wednesday and the now infamous $90,738 desk invoice. We received a very nice correspondence from Miss Betsy Whisman, Director of Marketing and Public Relations at Indian River Medical Center:
Dear Miss Vero: It has come to our attention that you have placed on your blog a copy of a purchase order which suggested that more than $90,000 was spent on a desk. Attached please find the back-up detail behind that purchase order that clearly shows the expenditure was to totally furnish an office for two physicians and their staff, including patient exam tables, rolling file cabinets, X-ray illuminator lights, waiting room furniture, reception area furniture, etc.--including desks for two physicians. If you have any questions on the material provided, please feel free to contact me. It is our operating style to be open, direct and factual with information about the medical center.
Ok, so here's the problem, to be fair, we would love to post the attached invoices, but the file is too big and blogger can't support it. We are however, willing to forward this file to anyone interested. Just let us know.