Category: Advocacy

Prisma Racial Discrimination

Renee Alexander, a former Prisma Health employee, is suing the health system alleging racial discrimination and retaliation. She worked at the emergency room. “I loved helping people,” Alexander said. Alexander contends the discrimination and retaliation led to harassment, demotion, loss of promotions and hires. It ended her employment, according to the filed lawsuit. The lawsuit

Broken System

Broken System “The system is broken. Covid didn’t make it dysfunctional, but Covid showed that it was broken and dysfunctional. We are center stage, in the spotlight — whether we like it or not.” -advocate Robert Kramer Suzy Khimm is a national investigative reporter for NBC News based in Washington, D.C. She wrote a great

Deinstitutionalization

Deinstitutionalization Politico had a great article about the loneliness at institutional nursing homes and how that affected Bill Thomas to make change. Thomas previously pioneered a philosophy that gave nursing home residents more control over their lives. He advocated a more holistic view of caring for older adults. He emphasized individualized nursing care, but also

Impressive Editorial

Haider Warraich is a cardiologist, researcher, and writer at the VA Boston Healthcare System, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School. Views expressed are not employers’. He wrote the below as an editorial for StatNews. Nursing homes and hospice care are supposed to provide safe refuges for older people and those near the ends

Abuse of Power

Caregivers have a lot of control and power over our loved ones. We expect them to be caring, competent, and conscious. Selling or stealing narcotics, opioids, and other medication is an abuse of power. Dangerous Opioids Fox4KC reported an investigation into heroin overdoses at a nursing home in St. Louis. Police discovered a nurse supplied

Stern Sentenced

Greed The U.S. Department of Justice sent a press release on a recent Connecticut embezzlement case. Chaim Stern received 30 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for embezzlement and tax offenses related to his operation of nursing homes. Stern was the owner and operator of the Bridgeport Health Care Center (“BHCC”),

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