It’s Freaky Friday, again!
For the week of: Oct. 9-13, 2017
Elmer Fudd couldn’t sneak up on that pesky “Wabbitt” as quietly as the Doctors are slipping out the back door here in Northport. I guess they don’t want to wait around to be fired on a Friday. They are being pro-active and quitting.
This week we’re going to play a little game called “NICE!--NOT NICE!”. I am stealing this from the Comedy Channel’s Series, “The President Show” (Thursday @ 12 midnight - DVR it if you can); only because it so aptly pertains to what is going on at this Hospital. I will also throw in a little “Screaming At The TV” from the same show as this is the reaction from about 95% of Employees and Veterans connected with this fine establishment.
Here’s how we do this:
The 40 year old PTSD The Bldg. #65 mold and rodent infestation
Residential treatment that sends Employees and Veteran Patients
program in Bldg. #65 to the Emergency Room, Employee Health
Clinic, and the inpatient Medical Wards in
the main Hospital.
The 40 year old PTSD The Program’s “Veteran-Centric” load of
Residential treatment micro-management paperwork that has been
program in Bldg. #65 dumped in the laps of a very few Program
Employees and is fast leading to burnout for
The 40 year old PTSD The refusal by management to properly
Residential treatment staff this Inpatient/Residential Program
program in Bldg. #65 with enough Staff to run it; Nursing, Social
The 40 year old PTSD 3-4 hour stretches of time when
Residential treatment there is no one available to staff the
program in Bldg. #65 Reception Desk, answer the phones,
The 40 year old PTSD Wait times increasing; under-staffing
program in Bldg. #65 and attitudes tanking.
Most Specialty Wait times increasing; under-staffing leading
Clinic Staff to moral decreasing and attitudes tanking;
once-a-week Clinic scheduling; Staff
meetings during Office visiting hours.
Telephones and The systemic lack of communication
Computers between Clinics, Doctors, Nurses,
Visits by OSHA, management locking out access and contact
the House Committee with Employees and Veteran Patients on
on Veterans Affairs, Veteran and Hospital issues.
Steaks and Veterans The New Veteran “Stakeholder”
Scotty “Lock The Door”
Robots; esp.: “Davinci”Surgical Robots VAMC spending $1million, or so, on a Surgical Robot when there are no Doctors on Staff qualified to operate one and there are no Technicians available to operate and maintain such an instrument. The entire electrical power grid for the Surgical Department would need to be upgraded to run this Instrument and its secondary and tertiary operating systems. The current electrical circuitry would overload to the point of bringing the entire Hospital to a
“blackout” condition. Ooops! Someone (Joanne “Of Arc” McInerney) forgot to read the instruction manual. _________________________________________________________________
Paved roads as part of Borrowing money from Peter to pay
a sustainable Paul when you try to find enough
infrastructure. money to purchase a few bags of
“Cold Patch” and a bucket of bucket
to fill the bomb craters in the streets of this fine establishment. Nice try!
AND, NOW, FOR “THE CALM BEFORE THE STORM”...
SCREAMING AT THE TV!
The Planetree Pyramid/Ponzi Scheme “consultants” paying for the $300,000.00 remodeling of Scotty “Lock The Door’s” Palatial Estate on the Grounds of the Hospital. $100,000.00 of which is still apparently unaccounted for and/or missing! Can you say, “FOIA request”? A big Veteran shout-out to Marge “Large & In Charge” Rogan for her most excellent beautification efforts on Scotty’s new Palatial Estate. Honorable mention must be made to the Planetree Pyramid/Ponzi Scheme folks for using - you guessed it - VA money.
Scotty “Lock The Door”, “Chatty” Cathy Cruise, and Steve “The Snake” Snyder colluding to deny a long-time Employee unpaid leave of absence to get further, ongoing treatment for his Pancreatic Cancer. Can you say, “EEOC”?
“Chatty” Cathy’s ever-expanding grip on the reigns of power: acting Hospital Chief O’Staff, Chief O’PM & R, Chief O’Extended Care, Chief O’Education. Why not make her Chief O’Surgery, too? Hell, why stop there? If this is too much for “Chatty” Cathy to manage, perhaps they can dig up Gene Mohan and reinstate him to a few Chief positions.
What We’re Watching:
1) Noises coming from “Nursing Home 3” (NH3) indicate a rather serious ongoing investigation into the choking death of a Patient a number of months ago. Seems the Inspector General’s folks will be paying a little visit to our Hospital on the hill. Word on the street has it that Scotty “Lock The Door” has hired a legal Consultant to coach everyone on how to best answer any questions from the I. G.
2) Why are Veterans’ and Employees’ money being diverted to “Area Beautification”, Wall Murals, top of the line accessories for Scotty’s Palatial Estate, relocation of the executive offices, legal Consultants, etc.
3) And, last but not least, how many tens of thousands of dollars re going into an internal surveillance program to monitor all electronic transmissions to and from Employees and Veteran Patients. Hey, Scotty......Can you hear me now?
MY LITTLE GIRL DOESN’T LIKE YOU VERY MUCH!