Sanford rumors untrue

Trust me I was well aware of the rumors swirling around about Kelby;

He was not, as a growing chorus of rumors claimed, asked to leave his job nor did he contemplate resigning, he said.

“If it wasn’t so sad or scurrilous, I’d laugh about it,” he said. “But people get worried about things like that. I think it’s unfortunate. I’ve got to believe my own people heard that and went ‘right’ or ‘good grief.’ ”

It seemed the more I heard, the more I just got to a point where, “This is so ridiculous, it can’t be true.” I guess what bothered me most was I didn’t have anyone who could verify the multiple accusations and rumors. NO ONE. What made it even worse was this was boiling up on Facebook, a place that can be full of so much bullsh*t it’s not even funny.

While at times I felt some of the things could be true, I got confirmation yesterday from a Sanford rep that NOT only was none of it true, they were baffled who started this. I have no idea, but it seems the main culprit may be a disgruntled former employee with an axe to grind. Believe it or not today’s announcement by Kelby may be in part because I encouraged this same Sanford rep to have Kelby make a statement to quell the wild fire. Which he did.

If there is one thing I learned from all this is that I’m glad I resisted beating the drum. While Facebook is a great place to connect with friends and family, remember, it’s probably not the best source for actual news.

Nothing to see here, move along.

Of course the lingering question still is out there, Who signed off on the bad events center siding? I was hoping Kelby would tell us. Darn it.



14 comments ↓

#1 scott on 08.28.18 at 7:48 pm

sanford had a record year. glad to see they’ve done so much in the area of lowering the cost of health care.

#2 l3wis on 08.28.18 at 8:38 pm

LOL. Maybe Kelby started the rumors himself so no one would talk about how we are getting bilked.

#3 Mosquito Man on 08.28.18 at 8:53 pm

My mother in law is the nurse recruiter at Avera and she heard the same rumor. This city is in Sanford’s back pocket. No negative about Sanford would be on Kelo or anything like that.

#4 JKC on 08.28.18 at 9:18 pm

Didn’t Kelby say this past summer, that the hospital business wasn’t “profitable” enough? “Profitable?” I thought they were a non-profit?

#5 guest on 08.29.18 at 7:42 am

“Believe it or not today’s announcement by Kelby may be in part because I encouraged this same Sanford rep to have Kelby make a statement to quell the wild fire. Which he did.”

LOL this is the most preposterous statement of the year! Don’t pat yourself on the back too hard

First you claim you didn’t have anyone who could verify the multiple accusations and rumors and then you claim you were responsible for encouraging him to make a statement ahahahahahahahhaha you give yourself way to much credit.

#6 l3wis on 08.29.18 at 9:45 am

Guest, what I meant to say was that I was probably one of MANY that suggested they make a statement. I do know for a fact that I wasn’t the only one telling them to do so. Many of them from the media.

#7 T on 08.29.18 at 11:44 am

What were the accusations? The article doesn’t even say. Just that he was asked to leave?

#8 l3wis on 08.29.18 at 11:48 am

T – I won’t repeat them here, but go to FB and you will probably see the laundry list of garbage. I’m surprised they didn’t also say he was the 2nd gunman on the grassy knoll.

#9 Doubtful on 08.29.18 at 12:48 pm

to Kelby: a line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet “The lady doth protest too much, methinks” there are too many other stories circulating for years to make us think, hmmmm

#10 T on 08.29.18 at 1:03 pm

Eek! I wonder if he’ll sue for defamation? Unless it’s true….

#11 scott on 08.29.18 at 2:40 pm

even if the rumor or rumors were even partially true, no one at sanford would admit it, and of course issue a public denial.

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#13 Ryan on 09.13.18 at 11:53 am

Kelby didn’t deny anything, he served up word salad and danced around the issue.

By the way, why do my comments never get posted?

THIS COMMENT WAS EDITED BECAUSE OF DISPROVEN ACCUSATIONS

#14 Ryan on 09.13.18 at 12:53 pm

This will be my last time visiting this blog. If people can’t comment in a comment section without being needlessly edited, why do you even have a comment section? Everyone is scared of Sanford so nobody is willing to ask why Kelby didn’t deny the accusations and why Sanford has its head in the sand.

EDITOR’S NOTE: If you want to make accusations that could be potentially libelous on your OWN blog using your OWN name, than go for it. But I am not going to allow someone ANON to come on my site and make accusations that have not been proven yet. Bye.

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