nine arrested in queens nursing home surveillance
north country gazette - chestertown,ny,usa
queens---nine employees of the hollis park manor nursing home in queens have been arrested after a hidden camera revealed evidence of widespread patient neglect and falsification of patient records. among those arrested was a physician who served as the medical director of the nursing home, two licensed practical nurses and six nurse aides....
Nov 25, '06
Yes I think cameras are a good tool for this type of thing. Who set up the camera, the state or the family? If it was the family,I wonder where was the oversight by the regulating bodies, why did the state examiners not catch this, well I guess it probably wasnt caught because nursing homes always seem to know when "state" is about to do their survey.LTC facilities are GREAT at hiding things, I was fired because I reported to the state this practice of "hiding" things. Looks like the DOJ is going to take the place of the "state" in enforcing healthcare laws. IF it was the state that set up the camera, I say to them BRAVO!
Thank God there is a law in Wisconsin to protect nurses who report these despicable practises to the state or even just complain about them in house , then get fired. I hope other states follow suit, we need it BAD.I am glad to see that in this case the administration was also held to account for these acts.Its about time!!
Last edit by Simplepleasures on Nov 25, '06
Nov 26, '06
Did the state place the cameras? Is the attorney general planning on running for higher office, i.e. governor? This reminds me of what happened in Philly years ago when the attorney general had his sights on the governor's office.
I'm not saying the staff should be excused, but I am wondering about all the motives involved in placing cameras. Also, this would seem to be a hugh,
HIPAA violation. Did the patient or his family give permission?
Last edit by indigo girl on Nov 26, '06