To those physicians who continue to remain silent about what is going on at PRMC... I say shame on you! E$$ent and folks like J.R. may have a Teflon coating, but you are just as liable and responsible for tolerating what is going on inside these walls as they are... if not more so.
This is precisely the time one must remember taking the Hippocratic Oath:
I will apply dietetic measures for the benefit of the sick according to my ability and judgment; I will keep them from harm and injustice.
…or were these just fleeting words, merely to suit the moment?
Do you think that E$$ent will support you when the walls come crashing down? When the lawsuits start? Will they even be here? Ask Wentzville, MO.
The doctors in this community MUST put aside their trivial North/South differences. They might have had some value prior to the merge, not unlike school spirit, but at this point the pathetic political tirade has gone on long enough! We all lost! Soon, none of us will have a place to practice medicine! Is that what you want..?
This is a pull from a comment, but is heartfelt. Years ago, I heard something about Pogo logic, and did some searching. Can't say if "the enemy of my enemy is my friend" quite fits, but this has to go to basic loyalties. The rape and plunder of the Paris healthcare system is all of our concerns, and I can't see that north or south means a lick of difference.
Would you let a loved one go through our system without monitoring? I wouldn't in any case, but now it is just plain scary. What if you are on vacation or out of town on business?
More and more of our patients' family members mount vigil over them. Transfers to Dallas facilities have skyrocketed for things that could well be treated here. They don't blame the staff, for the most part, only the administration. But that can change, given our tolerance for what has transpired.
There is a lot of griping, but little dedication to finding a solution. I challenge the physicians:
You enjoy the position of respect for what you have accomplished, and for the care you've given. Now it’s time for some leadership to appear, as well.Step up to the plate.
Do you enjoy the quality of medicine that is currently equated to the medical community as a whole? In your judgment, is this harm or an injustice?