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CA: Kaiser’s Commitment to Mental Health

November 14, 2011


CALIFORNIA: Wow, this one’s a zinger that’ll have Kaiser’s PR team hustling through the end of the year. This new report filed by Alexander Eichler for HuffPo, cites an astonishing lack of mental health services and  staff pushed to the breaking point while the Blunt End rakes in billions in profit. Q: How do you paint this ugly […]

USA: Welcome Back Alicia Cole

September 22, 2011


USA: Alicia Cole is an actress, an HAI survivor, and one of the best spokespersons we have in the war on Hospital Acquired Infections. After battling for years to come back from flesh-eating bacteria she got in a dirty California hospital, Alicia is now healthy enough to step in front of the camera again. Her […]

California: Mia Amber Died from a Blood Clot

July 13, 2011


CALIFORNIA: The coronor’s report has finally been released for Mia Amber, the actress and model who died suddenly May 10 following routine knee surgery. Pulmonary thrombo-embolism. That’s the ruling. The bigger question: was this a preventable event? And that’s where it gets sticky. The hospital is crying unforseeable event. The coroner refuses to bite the had […]

CALIFORNIA: In San Francisco Wednesday?

June 20, 2011


CALIFORNIA: This invitation to patient activists comes from Daniela Nuñez with Consumers Union. There will be a rally Wednesday morning, June 22, 2011, from 8:30 – 9:30 (Pacific Time) at the San Francisco Superior Court. This rally is in support of Niles’ Law, passed in 2008, which requires public reporting of HAIs (hospital-acquired infections.) Recently, […]

OIG Report: Patient Dumping

June 3, 2011


  The Office of the Inspector General has been doing very good work lately releasing damning data about the care patients are receiving in this nation’s hospitals. Today they released settlements in cases of Patient Dumping which is immoral and illegal. The full report is here. Hospitals cited in this latest data release for 2010 are listed […]


May 14, 2011


CALIFORNIA: News of another celebrity death this week has disturbed the calm of the fashion industry and has raised a lot of questions about the events leading up to the sudden and unexpected death of actress and plus-size model Amber Mia Davis. Ms Davis had routine knee surgery earlier this week and was dead less […]

CALIFORNIA: Prime Health Services Investigated

May 9, 2011


CALIFORNIA: Prime Health Services, which operates a chain of hospitals in California, is under investigation for making false diagnosis claims for Medicare patients, claiming they had life-threatening sespis infections when, in fact, many of them did not.  A federal probe of Prime’s patient records has been underway for about a year; it is possible Prime […]