Sunday, March 25, 2007

Surgery by the Numbers....3/26

I received an interesting letter, raising some questions. But first, the letter:

I attend church with a large number of Hispanics, some here legally, some illegally, and many with papers SAYING they are legal, any rate, most are employed in places that are less concerned with paperwork and immigration status but more about your qualifications with these mainly being able/willing to work harder for less money than others who might demand more money, better conditions, etc (sound familiar?)

Tonight the Hispanic members were all talking about another member who works(ed?) at PRMC and has done so for several years now despite everyone knowing her documentation is falsified and she is in the country illegally. She worked in the indigent care office with something (begins with a c, maybe Cardizen???) CARE which I don’t think is owned by PRMC but helps with assisting persons who need help paying etc., and she also has been used as a translator at PRMC when needed. Seems the F.B.I. arrested her and she is in Sherman, TX at federal court jail facility and charged with, among other things, performing surgery on people in their homes!

Don’t have any specifics besides what I have given here, but (bear with my off humor) I told someone that if F.B.I. were to read (the) blog, see care given to patients at PRMC, realize the risks faced if undergoing surgery at the hospital, etc. they would certainly release her and maybe make referrals to her as this might prove less dangerous than seeking surgery at PRMC.

Wonder if Hud will want some of her profits?
Truly gives a new meaning to home health. Want some of the profits?...he would demand a franchise fee! You know that the hospital would be able to check immigration status, so why haven't they? They run police checks on all of us, how could they not know???


fac_p said...

With the information that she collected, it was speculated that ID theft is a possiblity (think of all the information that she was given....) Wonder if the FBI is looking at that aspect while they have her in custody.

fac_p said...

One more thing, She and her family had false papers...the social security numbers didn't come out of thin air! That office collected DOB, SSAN, driver's lic number, and next of kin, perhaps? How many credit cards ask you for mother's maiden name? frank

Anonymous said...

This maybe a blessing in disguise and the Feds will start looking at Essent Healthcare. So overdue.

Anonymous said...

You ask,"How could the hospital not know?" NVMC's Steve Roach CEO, Doreen Thomas CNO/COO and Sharon Dodge Radiology Supervisor let an unlicensed and unregistered radiologic technologist work for 4 months. Supposedly they didn't know.These people knew they just chose to do nothing about it. Anything to make the bottom line look better. Even putting patients in harms way. If Roach spent less time being the parking lot monitor he might know what is going on in his hospital.

Anonymous said...

The only numbers Essent cares about are on the balance sheet. All else is irrelevant.

Anonymous said...

She worked for CARDON Health Care.

Anonymous said...

Number of physicians in the US: 700,000.
Accidental deaths caused by physicians per year: 120,000.
Accidental deaths per physician.... 0.171
(U.S. Dept. of Health Human Services)

Number of gun owners in the US: 80,000,000.

Number of accidental gun deaths per year (all age groups) 1,500.
Accidental deaths per gun owner: 0.0000188
(Benton County News Tribune on 17th of November, 1999).
Statistically, doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners.

"Remember, Not everyone has a gun, but everyone has at least one doctor."

Please alert your friends to this alarming threat. We must ban doctors before this gets out of hand.

Care must be used, else the shock might cause one to seek medical attention....frank