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Sun Aug 28, 2016, 03:06 AM

State Scrutinizing Detroit Medical Center After Report

DETROIT (CN) - The state of Michigan launched an investigation Thursday into the Detroit Medical Center after a bombshell newspaper report detailed years of patient neglect and complaints from doctors and nurses forced to use soiled or broken surgical instruments on those in their care.
The story by the investigative reporting team at The Detroit News was based on more than 200 pages of emails and memos obtained by the newspaper.
In some cases detailed in the reporting, serious surgical procedures were halted or delayed when dirty instruments were discovered in the center's operating rooms. The story, and accompanying pieces published online, paints a picture of
a frustrated medical staff concerned about the problem.
"My team and I have been called broads, snipers, liars, sidekicks, a hit man, delirious, stupid and the enemy after issuing disciplines" wrote Lukeysih Hall in a whistle blowing email to the owner of the Detroit Medical Center, Tenet Healthcare.

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One horrifying example of the problem detailed the heart surgery of a 7-month-old child. The procedure should take about three hours to complete. In this case, however, the early-morning operation extended into the afternoon after a suction tube used for blood was found to be clogged with that of a previous patient.

http://www.courthousenews.com/2016/08/26/state-scrutinizing-detroit-medical-center-after-report.htm

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Response to AmandaMatthews (Original post)

Sun Aug 28, 2016, 06:56 AM

1. "years of patient neglect..forced to use soiled or broken surgical instruments"..how's that possible

in a city run by the democratic party since 1962?

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Response to quad489 (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 28, 2016, 07:10 AM

2. Labor issues in Detroit? How unusual.

The problems are blamed on a 70-worker Central Sterile Processing Department in the basement of Detroit Receiving that serve the Midtown hospitals. Records show the department is beset with labor friction and low morale and managers have complained disciplining employees is difficult.

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2016/08/25/state-probes-dirty-surgical-instruments-dmc/89367546/

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Response to Troll2 (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 28, 2016, 07:50 AM

3. Are they part of the city or private?

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Response to Bushmaster330 (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 28, 2016, 08:15 AM

4. Owned by Tenet Healthcare

Acquired by Vanguard Health in 2010 and then Tenet acquired Vanguard in 2013.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detroit_Medical_Center

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tenet_Healthcare

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Response to Troll2 (Reply #4)

Sun Aug 28, 2016, 08:25 AM

5. So the solution seems to be fire them

Contract to a new company and the DA take them to court for possible criminal wrong doing.

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Response to Bushmaster330 (Reply #5)

Sun Aug 28, 2016, 10:17 AM

6. I'd think they are getting ready to outsource instrument sterilization

From the Detroit News -

The memo adds: “In the spirit of continuous improvement, we chose Unity HealthTrust to help manage our CSP department, which began on June 1. ... We are excited that Unity brings unique strategic solutions for achieving optimal performance within this department.”

So it looks like they have brought in Unity in order to improve instrument processing. The next step would be to have Unity to take over the processing, possibly at a nearby site not owned by DMC. Then they could fire the existing, probably union staff.

http://www.unityhealthtrust.com/quality-assessments/

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Response to Troll2 (Reply #6)

Sun Aug 28, 2016, 12:26 PM

8. Dump all their jobs

Make sure all those assholes are collecting unemployment!

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Response to AmandaMatthews (Original post)

Sun Aug 28, 2016, 11:26 AM

7. Lazy ass staff.....

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