Wednesday, November 22, 2017

UMMC: We tried but no luck. Sorry.

UMMC said "we tried, but no luck.  Take your Madison Courthouse membership and go home."  UMMC sent this email to all Wellness Center members this morning:



November 22, 2017

University Wellness Center - Madison

Dear Member,

As you were previously notified via email, University Wellness Madison will close effective end of business Thursday, Nov. 30. Our efforts to relocate the operation were unsuccessful.

All Madison location memberships will be canceled on that date. No action is necessary on your part, unless you choose to transfer your membership to either the Brandon or Flowood locations.

If you do wish to transfer your membership, please contact the Lakeland Wellness Center at (601)932-4800.

It has been a privilege to be your health and fitness services home in Madison.

Thank you,


David Carpenter
Wellness Director
University of Mississippi Medical Center

The downward spiral continues.  

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Club is renovating the Madison Courthouse building and is projected to relocate their Highway 51 location into it in April, per an email that was sent to Club members this weekend. Should be a much better facility than what the Courthouse offered.

Anonymous said...

WHY DOES THE STATE OWN GYMS ????????? IS THIS THE FISCALLY CONSERVATIVE POLICIES STATE LEADERS BRAG ABOUT???????? JIM HOOD IS MORE CONSERVATIVE THAN THE REPUBLICANS IN CONTROL!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...


I knew that was going to happen..............

Someone (GOVERNOR) needs to step in and get a handle on what these people are doing to UMMC. The leadership just can't get a grip on how to run a successful hospital of this size. More money is wasted at this one institution than all the State Universities combined. Remember, this was originally set up as a teaching hospital and it has gone in competition with the very doctors it trained. UMMC has set up clinics (OFF CAMPUS) and is in direct competition with wellness centers, pharmacies and other private businesses.

PHILBILLY AND TATER TOT, IT'S TIME TO STOP THIS WASTE OF TAXPAYERS' MONEY.

Anonymous said...

Why would a state run agency (UMMC) buy a chain of fitness clubs only to close them all down? And why are our so-called fiscally conservative leaders not raising cane about the whole thing?

In layman's terms, who got their pockets lined?

Kingfish said...

The sad part is they aren't even trying to turn them around. No marketing, no management changes, no nothing. Hell, they kicked out a physical therapy office and a massage therapist who were paying rent. Rent = revenue.

Anonymous said...

A source with knowledge of the Lakeland Courthouse told me that Johnny Black's last day on the job is 11/30 so maybe a good change is about to come.

Kingfish said...

They did something right this week and last week. They are asking the members to fill out surveys. I don't mean the online survey monkey crap. I mean paper ones with pencils and clipboards. They are asking good questions and giving members plenty of room to make comments. What specific changes do we want to see, what is our favorite equipment, what equipment would we like to see removed. Other good questions.

Note to UMMC: Put a couple of outdoor lights in parking lot. Women don't like to walk through a barely lit or dark parking lot.

Anonymous said...


UMMC paid $10,000,000.00 for The Court Houses and they were and are in horrible condition.

I always say "FOLLOW THE MONEY", it will take you right to the culprit.

Anonymous said...

So there is a claqback provision since the initial projections must have been wrong.

Right???

You have to know what the mission was before you can say MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!!! But it seems like there were winners and losers with this deal.

Anonymous said...


The winner was Mr. Black and his creditors---the loser was UMMC (TAX PAYERS). I believe this deal was approved by William Smith, Attorney who is with Watkins & Eager, PLLC. William represents UMMC and has final approval of all real estate deals. The Closing Statement should be available for all to see since it involves The State of Mississippi.

Again---"FOLLOW THE MONEY".

Anonymous said...

So the State/UMMC paid 10,000,000 for thesefacilities that were in horrible condition and bleeding money less that no. 3 years ago only to
turn around and sell all but one ? Whoever thought this was a good idea or good game nvestm not should be fired immediately. What a racket.

Thanks to the tax payers said...

Johnnie Black pulled the wool over... has a building been named after him yet? The appropriate building would be maintence building since the Courthouse will require lots of this...

Anonymous said...

Ninety years ago nobody joined something called 'a gym' to get in shape or lose weight. You fat people need to be lookin' over the rump of a mule pullin' a middle-buster.

Anonymous said...

The 'governor should step in and get a handle on UMMC'? Hell, he can't get a handle on his beloved alma mater, USM. The only thing the governor controls is two MHP cars and six troopers who whisk him around at 88 mph.

Anonymous said...

"...can't get a handle on USM." what's going on at USM that he needs to get a handle on?

Anonymous said...

UMMC

Teaching hospital.
Where teen moms with no ins go.

Then it becomes haven for new medicine with very limited liability.

As it progresses and builds a name in research and even has international acclaim for a aids patient beating the illness......

Then it became a place of “unfair competition”

Now it’s a pariah and surely mismanaged.

Funny what money can make people do/think/say.

God forbid we help the sick....and the poor.

As true Christianity fades into the sunset....we will surely eat each other.

Anonymous said...

was at the township club...had health issues and asked for a refund for balance of advance payment...was forced to get a doctor's note....

hey club, FYI ..you never win an argument with a customer.....

l

Anonymous said...

“God forbid we help the sick....and the poor.”

By running for profit gyms?

Anonymous said...

There is talks they are going to buy the downtown ymca

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