Asked what evidence of his St. John’s roles Mr. Weaver offered, Ms. Talhelm said, Mr. Weaver at first couldn’t recall his titles at the hospital and provided a “list of nonspecific positions.”
Rhonda Foust, who worked in finance at the Joplin hospital from 1981 to 2010, said she doesn’t recall crossing paths with Mr. Weaver. “I was the budget coordinator during that whole time,” she said.“If this person was over budgets, I would have known them.”
Jane Obert, a longtime manager who served as compliance officer among other jobs from 1992 to 2008, said that his name didn’t ring a bell to her. “I was involved in every single physician contract deal for that whole period that he claimed to work there. Anyone in physician recruitment would definitely interact with me.”
Diane Sadler, an accounting manager at the hospital from 1993 until 2010, said she worked “side by side with accounts receivable” and never met Mr. Weaver. “I’m sure I would have remembered the last name Weaver because that was my grandmother’s last name,” she said.
January 8th, 2018 10:45pm
1. There was a tornado, that's a fact.
2. The tornado did destroy the records department at St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Missouri.
3. And Robert Weaver did in fact work at that center.
4. But when the WSJ tried to confirm his position there, they were told that payroll records confirming his exact position no longer exist because of the tornado.
5. WSJ then contacted a few random people who worked at the hospital who said they'd never met the guy.
6. WSJ is now claiming that he fabricated his resume.
Bob Henderson, director of financial services, says he does remember Rob Weaver working there where he registered ER patients, got their insurance and collected their copays, and he was also the supervisor of that department, overseeing other people doing the same stuff.
Bob Henderson says he didn't recall Weaver being in charge of physician recruitment or leadership meetings.
So, this guy who says that he was definitely there doing this stuff negates the fact that 3 other people that worked at this LARGE hospital don't remember him.
Weaver's resume said that at this job his duties included "various hospital administration positions, including managing all accounts receivable, budgets, patient access and physician recruitment".
He also said he had two decades of experience working with IHS. This turned out to be the time from age 0 to 18 that he relied on IHS for health care.
Does sound a bit dodgy.
January 9th, 2018 2:35pm
> He also said he had two decades of experience working with IHS. This turned out to be the time from age 0 to 18 that he relied on IHS for health care.
January 9th, 2018 8:04pm
Yeah. It looks like technically maybe he didn't actually lie on his resume. He merely puffed it up, as so many do and are advised to do by resume writing tips sites and books. But the puffery is biting him in the ass right now since he's at levels of Clinton wondering what the definition of "is" is.
January 10th, 2018 1:09pm
If this guy really is a minimum wage drone nobody though, it really took some real balls, audacity and talent to figure out how to apply to be director of IHS, to get appointed by the President, and to make it way through the grilling and answer the questions well at the Senate confirmation hearing, all of which he did.
January 10th, 2018 1:16pm
Head of his tribe says he's the right man for the job.
Weaver himself is currently the CEO of a successful healthcare company and has been since he left the hospital in 2007.
He's also his tribe's representative for government to government relations with the US government.
His business was named "2017 American Indian Business of the Year".
His business was the 2012 Winner of the National Indian Health Board's Regional/Area Health Award.
If he was only a low level drone when he left that job, how was he able to go straight into this other one?
Also, all the skills he listed are things that come to play with the company he is running.
He looks very well qualified.
The charges that he had no experience at the hospital seem absurd in light of his leaving and leading a successful health care company as CEO.
January 10th, 2018 1:22pm
Also, if you want to talk about DECEPTIVE, lets talk about Wall Street Journal failing to mention all this.
January 10th, 2018 1:23pm
The hospital's chief nursing officer Dottie Bringle has issued a statement confirming that Weaver did in fact work in the leadership roles at the hospital he cited.
January 10th, 2018 1:42pm
WSJ had this statement but chose not to mention it, only the people who didn't remember him.
January 10th, 2018 1:42pm
The WSJ, like the rest of the MSM is going slowly bankrupt, they have largely given up on proper journalism, they just exist on click-bait these days.
For example, look what they did to PewdiePie.
January 11th, 2018 11:53am