Thursday, November 29, 2018

The Medical Queen is GONE!

The Mississippi State Medical Association is seeking new leadership.  The Mississippi State Medical Association  terminated its Executive Director, Charmain Kanosky. MSMA is the trade association representing the physicians of the state.  Kanosky served as the lobbyists for MSMA before becoming Executive Director—employed by the association for nearly 25 years.   Her annual salary was $209,000 per and $40,000 in benefits.
MSMA issued this letter yesterday:

On behalf of the Board of Trustees of the Mississippi State Medical Association, and in the interest of transparency I want to notify you of a change in executive leadership of MSMA. Effective today, Dr. Scott Hambleton has been named Acting Executive Director as Charmain Kanosky transitions to leave the organization. We ask your discretion and confidentiality in regard to this personnel matter. Additional information will be forthcoming, but we felt it was important to inform you of this change. Importantly, we affirm to you that the Board is committed to assuring that MSMA services and activities will continue without interruption. Should you have any questions, please contact me directly or you can speak with Dr. Hambleton at 601-853-6733.

Regards,
Jennifer J. Bryan, M.D.
Chair, MSMA Board of Trustees


Sauces say that the Board chose not to renew the Executive Director's contract.  Kanosky was known throughout the Capital area as a controversial figure, unwilling to make reasonable compromise, fighting unnecessary battles and often times pitting physician groups against other physician groups.  Some considered her to be the real ruler of the medical industry in Mississippi.  A resolution that called for her termination was introduced at MSMA's 2014 annual business meeting but the resolution went nowhere. 


Kingfish  note: This website's experience with the former Executive Director has been one of attempted bullying and intimidation.  Attempted because seen in this earlier post, the attempt backfired in what was one of the more satisfying posts ever published on Jackson Jambalaya.  

Then there is this little game the Executive Director and her husband played with the Board of Medical Licensure.  Dr. Luke Lampton was the Chairman of the Board of the Department of Health from 2007 to 2017.  Some controversy arose when the Board of Medical Licensure (MBML) said he had several blank, signed prescriptions for suboxone locked in drawer at his office.  MBML  suspended his license for a year but stayed the suspension if he followed several directives issued by the Board.   Dr. Lampton is a respected physician in McComb.  There simply aren't many doctors in his specialty who practice in that rural area.  Dr. Lampton was going to be traveling out of town and simply signed some prescriptions for patients who might need refills while he was away.  The prescriptions were kept secured.  There was no evidence or allegation of prescription abuse.  Period.

However, never let a crisis go to waste.  Check out this letter sent to the State Board of Health as well as the signature.




Dr. Kanosky is the plastic surgeon husband of the former Executive Director.  It doesn't take a Sid Salter to figure out what is going on with this letter.  Nothing like the Executive Director of the Mississippi State Medical Association engaging in a power play for control the Board of the Department of Health.

Hmm.... maybe the headline should have been "The Medical MQB is Gone!"

56 comments:

Anonymous said...

She and her plastic surgeon husband are not really around to help people with medical needs....they parade around in fancy cars and furs while bilking the system.

Waste of flesh.

Anonymous said...

Move in the positive direction.

Anonymous said...

Why is my stockbroker required to put a link front and center on his webpage so anyone can find out if anyone has had a disagreement with him, yet I can't find out how many malpractice suits have been filed against my surgeon.

My heart surgery is more important than the performance of my $2,000 IRA.

The State medical association should require full disclosure by its members.

Madison Doctor said...

Travesty !!!!

Anonymous said...

I like that 10:11....maybe you or somebody can start a Yelp for healthcare professionals. Hell, I'd like to know how long people sit in a waiting room too. Not enough market forces at work in healthcare.

Anonymous said...

$209,000 salary and we are still the fattest and poorest state in the USA. Does that have something to do with the priorities of the physicians' lobby, the hospital association and the legislature? Healthcare lobbying is a multi million dollar industry in this state. Only improvement I see is the bank account of the legislators, lobbyists and healthcare professionals.

Anonymous said...

As correctly pointed out, MSMA is a trade group. Membership is voluntary and is not required to practice in MS. Ms Kanosky was,in my opinion, a poor leader of this group. I am glad she is gone and will now consider rejoining.

Anonymous said...

If they run it like the Bar Assn. manages lawyers, you probably have pizza delivery men, masquerading as brain surgeons.

Anonymous said...

She was physically escorted off the premises. There's got to be more to this than just a turning of the tide.

Anonymous said...

She was notorious for disliking and targeting primary care physicians. She blocked us out at MSMA. Hope MSMA does the right thing and gets some new blood in for leadership that supports all physician groups.

Anonymous said...

Do you know what you call someone who graduates last in his class in medical school?

Doctor.

Anonymous said...

Where did Mrs. Kanosky attend college? Did she attend college? What is her degree? ...... Questions a Board never thought to ask...

Anonymous said...

During a party, a doctor is telling a lawyer that he is sick of his friends asking him for free medical advice. The lawyer says, "just do what I do, and leave a bill in their mailbox." The doctor decides he'll give that a try and thanks his lawyer friend. When the doctor gets home, he has a bill in his mailbox from the lawyer.

Anonymous said...

I highly doubt it was simply a matter of the Board "chose not to renew her contract" if it is in fact true she was escorted away. Where's the details Kingfish?

Anonymous said...

A LONG TIME COMING!!! She was running that place into the ground.

Anonymous said...

The fat lady has sung and left the building...

Anonymous said...

Wonder who is next on the list?

Anonymous said...

She had the wool pulled over those doctor’s eyes. Good bye, you horrible, nasty woman.

Anonymous said...

@11:10 AM 11/29
Someone whose last name begins with a Z, since diplomas are usually handed out in alphabetical order?

Anonymous said...

Ding dong the witch is GONE!

Anonymous said...

"Kanosky was known throughout the Capital area as a controversial figure, unwilling to make reasonable compromise, fighting unnecessary battles and often times pitting physician groups against other physician groups."

How is this unacceptable, yet this is the exact same behavior of POTUS exhibits? Double standard?

Anonymous said...

For years, Charmange has treated people terribly. She is a mean spirited person who clearly is hateful as a mechanism to cope with deep seated issues. She needs sincere prayers.

Anonymous said...

I was involved with the selection of Charmain beck in the early 1990's. I can say without hesitation that her background and education were checked thoroughly. She was a highly qualified candidate, and her main competition was attorney Lynn Watkins, who was the head of the ACLU at the time and not the person to represent medical professionals, to be diplomatic.

Although not perfect, Charmain has done a good job doing what HER ORGANIZATION wanted done. That is what a lobbyist or state administrator does... what her bosses want done. It is the nature of the beast that you will step on some feet when you fight the battles every year in our state legislature. However, there is usually a winner and then a or some loser(s). The medical association won most of its battles the last two decades, so she obviously did her job.

Anonymous said...

KF— you are the best for trying to keep Charmain honest all these years. Man did she have this coming for her. Doctors are celebrating throughout Mississippi today.

Anonymous said...

@2:02– HER ASSOCIATION?? Isn’t MSMA a physician association? Not sure she graduate from a university—- but definitely sure she didn’t graduate from medical school.

Anonymous said...

Woohoo for Jennifer— a woman finally taking real leadership at MSMA.

Anonymous said...

If they is one thing you can't trust, it's 'sauces'.

I have heard that goober, John Weiner, a thousand times in commercials clamoring about Doctor Kanosky. I can't remember if he's a 'hand center' doctor, a plastic doctor or a hair transplant specialist.

The Metro has its share of people who need to be put on slow trains.

Anonymous said...

Madison Doctor said...Travesty !!!!

Care to elaborate?

Anonymous said...

This is incredible news for the House of Medicine.

Anonymous said...

They have been talking about doing this for years but Charmain used Soviet style tricks to keep her power. I’m shocked the Medical Qween has finally been toppled.

Anonymous said...

Couldn’t have happened to a better b*t*h

Anonymous said...

"Soviet style tactics"? Really? Where are the bodies?

Anonymous said...

@5:57– or German style. Both work.

Madison Doctor said...

405. This is terrbile news for the highest trained professionals in the state. Nurses will be taking over EVERYTHING now.

Anonymous said...

She was escorted out of the building by the Treasurer of MSMA and two attorneys. I think all physicians should remind the Board of MSMA that if fiscal malfeasance occurred, that the Board needs to fulfill its fiduciary responsibility by seeking restitution and/or by filing criminal complaints. That money comes from the membership fees of the member physicians. The Board owes it to their members.

Anonymous said...

God bless America. God bless Mississippi. And God bless Dr. Jennifer Bryan.

The Executioner said...

It's not at all unusual to escort terminated professionals out of the building. But usually there's the traditional, ten minute cardboard-box step preceding the hall-walk.

Ed Perry Tapes said...

This was a long night coming.

Anonymous said...

Hahhaahahhahahahahaaha wait, hahahahahahahahahhahahahaha hold my beer hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

Anonymous said...

Madison Doctor Posted: 405. This is terrbile news for the highest trained professionals in the state. Nurses will be taking over EVERYTHING now.

Second post made less sense than the first. Sounds like to me some doctor needs to put away the crack pipe. When a 'doctor' can't make sense, it's a 'terrbile' situation. A travesty and terrbile.

Anonymous said...

I served on the MSMA board and Charmain did a good job. She is a lawyer and was a lobbyist for the MSMA prior to taking over the director position from Bill Roberts. She is tough. But, you need a tough person for that job. Getting doctors together is like herding cats!

Anonymous said...

9:31- not a lawyer.

Anonymous said...

Good riddance to her. This decision by the MSMA Board of Trustees was long overdue to correct the mistake of the 5 to 4 vote to hire her 10 years ago. Veteran MSMA leaders at the time predicted that her tenure as the Executive Director would be a debacle. It was.
She was ruthless, widely disliked, and feared by all of the MSMA staff. The Empress with no clothes ruled by intimidation and retribution, with no one to hold her in check, including the well intentioned MSMA leaders that she manipulated and deceived.
Her precipitous departure proves the adage that what goes around comes around. In the end, it took only a proverbial bucket of water thrown in her direction to make her disappear into a puff of smoke. Ding dong, the Wicked Witch is gone and there is much celebration at
MSMA and throughout the medical community. Maybe some of the wonderful staff members and physicians who left MSMA because of her will return now and MSMA can again be the great organization it was under more inclusive and open minded leaders. The MSMA would be fortunate if all of her minions and henchmen who perpetuated her reign of terror would also disappear into the floor. The Board of Trustees now has the task of cleaning up a 10 year mess and hiring a new Executive Director who can restore trust in the organization, internally and externally. The Board of Trustees owes it to its members and the public to give a full accounting of the issues that led them to behead the Queen. Justice has finally been served. Hallelujah!

Anonymous said...

Just an example of another lie she told the Board being an attorney re: 9:31

Tooth Missing said...

Saw her on the cover of our neighborhood magazine one time. Was always curious how she landed her job.

Anonymous said...

The story is: She got the Executive Director job because she was the lobbyist for the Association. In that job, she was very effective and successful. The medical assn rarely lost a legislative battle during her tenure. However once she moved up, she apparently made some enemies judging by the reaction on this blog.

Anonymous said...

^^431 maybe her actions and bad behavior caused her to be escorted off the premises. Wonder what the Board will find in her emails and on her computer hardrive. As they say, “Her goose is cooked.”

Anonymous said...

Scott Hambleton doesn’t represent me either.

Anonymous said...

i hear there were two other firings at MSMA this afternoon, what gives?

Anonymous said...

6:31 finally— someone coming in a cutting the fat created at the fat farm. This is good leadership.

Anonymous said...

I work at a state agency and received a call from one of those released today. They were hysterical and shocked. I was not shocked. The employee was never upfront with us or providers they represented. Probably for the best.

Anonymous said...

6:31- Whats going on is someone is cleaning the daggum house. Much needed exercise around the Fall time. I remember the lyrics of an old country song that my Daddy used to listen to...it went something like this ‘she lied her last lie and now she done cried her last cry.’ Another fat woman has sung and left the building. Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Yesterday’s termination was needed. She gossiped about doctors all over this town. Not a good representation for our medical community.

Anonymous said...

I would like to ask all who are commenting to review the years under Mrs. Kanosky's leadership at the capital. Folks the doctors got what ever they asked for!!!! That is what an executive director does....follows their Boards
requests. She most certainly did that and believe me you did not want to be on opposite sides of her at the capital because she was very effective. Shame of the Medical Association for not giving her the respect that she has earned
and allowing her to resign.....or maybe they are covering up things. I hope she blows the whistle on the whole group. Mrs. Kanosky is very respected at the capital. I wish her well and I hate that her Board has shined such a negative light on her in their actions.

Anonymous said...

@2:41. Hi! Dr. Easterling. It’s capitol not capital.

Anonymous said...

2:41-- you are out of the loop if you think Charmain is well liked by physicians. She fell out of grace years ago. Similar to a physician who lost an election in Vicksburg who I was happy to be able to vote against. (Remember when our Association spent over $100,000 supporting the loser in that House race. That's should be cause for termination right there.)

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