Anybody ever hear of The Hunter Group? - page 2
the hunter group who is supposed o be a renound cosulting group for hospitals in trouble finished the evaluation of our sstem and made a bunch of suggestions, some i agree with, some i don't. has... Read More
Mar 2, '02I found this, it sounds like the company you are referring to:
The Hunter Group
Here are some quick search results I found:
In Wake of UCSF Stanford Resignations:
RNs Blast Decision to Hand Over Hospital to Hunter Group
A Portrait of the Hunter Group
By Charles Idelson
California Nurses Association
Here is the link that I used on google:
Also, here is the revolution mag website and back issues links:
Hope this helps.
Mar 2, '02thanks, brian, for the info. very eye-opening and disturbing:
many have questioned the enormous fees paid to the hunter group, which range from the
hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars for short-term contracts. individual hunter
group consultants demand fees of up to $3,750 a day.
hunter consultants also tack on hefty charges for expenses, and have been excoriated for
lavish expenses even as they are requiring everyone else to tighten their belts. at uc san
diego, wake med, austin's brackenridge hospital, and antelope valley, ca., scandals
erupted over hunter consultants' extravagant expenses or overcharges.
ultimately, there is little evidence that the hunter group activities produce expansion of
services or access to care, increased revenue, or long-term financial savings. the hunter
group is most successful at generating short-term profits for itself.
"hunter is not there, not do they have the expertise, to build a long-term survival plan," a
top hospital executive who followed the hunter group at george washington university
hospital and at detroit medical center, told the san francisco examiner. "if you retain
anyone of that ilk, it reflects a failure on the part of the owner or the governing body to
have done their job in the first place. you bring in the hunter group because you've
pretty much abdicated your responsibility to your institution."7
what can we nurses do to put a stop to this????