When non-profit hospitals are found to be dumping patients back on “Skid Row”, things are really out of hand. This took a number of hospital employees to carry this out – didn’t anyone have the gumption to try to foil the plan? Maybe someone did call and tip off someone – I sure hope so.
The best one? The CEO of City of
Many years ago, the CEO of a hospital solicited a kickback from a practice I was working with. We laughed, thinking that he really couldn’t be serious. “That’s illegal” we said. “Who’s going to know?” he asked. The discussion ended right there and was never an issue. Some years later, this same CEO landed in some hot water and was booted out.
We need to be speaking up when we see things going astray. We need to hire people carefully, and pick who we work with and refer to carefully. News such as today hurts everyone involved in healthcare.
This is why we have all of the screwy laws.