SRHS Watch has learned that a newly appointed Singing River trustee is expected to resign due to a conflict of interest. Sworn statements filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court show that Barbara Dumas-Marshall owes Singing River Health System and its collection agencies around $11,000. Dumas-Marshall also has several outstanding debts with area physicians who are credentialed at SRHS. This creates a conflict of interest between Dumas-Marshall, SRHS, and the physicians.
We are informed that Supervisor Melton Harris was aware of the potential conflict prior to his appointment of Dumas-Marshall.
Updated March 3, 2016 at 4:10 p.m.