Doctor who lost staff privileges sues Jewish Hospital - page 2

removal from staff called retaliation a cardiologist who was removed from jewish hospital's medical staff for an alleged history of verbally abusing nurses has sued in federal court, claiming the... Read More

  1. by   Skeletor
    Quote from herring_RN
    How would it go for a nurse who cursed out a doctor?
    I doubt you'd hear the words "severance pay" echoed as you were booted out of your unit...:aln:
  2. by   ANnot4me
    I think that here in NZ, he would be made the CEO of the hospital. I was in a room once with about four or five other nurses when a doc referred to a nurse as a stupid &^$#@ !*&^^% once and nobody said a word or even acknowledged it. I told the nurse he was referring to (she was not present) and she reported it and nothing happened. I have been publically demeaned by a Consultant more than once and when I reported it to my manager, she said "At least they aren't allowed to swear at us anymore." Far out! I quit.
    Last edit by sirI on Apr 21, '09
  3. by   BBFRN
    Can I just say something in his defense? I know Dr. Stavens, and have worked with him. I have never known him to act like that in the open heart unit I worked in. Has he expressed frustration? Yes. But I have never personally known him to yell at nurses for calling him, etc. And Jewish is known for fostering a nurse-as-handmaid environment. This also leads me to think they are disingenuous in their reasons for firing him. They have wayyyy too many new nurses working there, and not enough experienced ones. I wouldn't send my dog to that hospital for multiple reasons.

    I do think this is more about the new hospital he is opening. And for the record, he solicited opinions from us nurses (at least where I worked) on what we thought would be a good hospital to work in, when he was designing it.

    I like Stavens. He never gave me any flack, never treated me like an idiot, and he's a darn good cardiologist. I never disliked taking care of any of his patients, and he always was appreciative of a pro-active nurse, who did his/her homework.

    I can think of several physicians in the area that I wish would get their privileges taken away, and he never was one of them.
  4. by   ®Nurse
    BBFRN....Your post got me believing even more strongly, that my theory that Stavens probably 'really upset' the WRONG person, is probably very likely.

    Nurses are not respected by management--have not been respected by management, and are not going to be respected by management in the near future. We do not have the 'clout' to get a doc removed from being able to see patients at a hospital.

    It just upsets me that nurses are used as pawns in such a manner.....And all in the name of the hospital looking righteous in the public's eye.
  5. by   Teresag_CNS
    I've worked with that type, and I'm betting everyone else here has, too. I was accused of killing a patient because an ABG was too slow in coming - (which, of course, was my fault.) That happened over 20 years ago, and I will never forget it. These jerks do not know what damage they inflict in verbally abusing nurses and mistreating patients.
  6. by   AtlantaRN
    I had a doc like this say to a middle of the night call "you are just calling me to cover your *ss", I said "yes sir, I am. NOW, would you like to cover yours." He was never hateful to me again.