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This isn't good- Parkland (Dallas) in trouble

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wooh works as a RN & Critter Mama.

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If there is a market in the area that will support a hospital, someone will build one or buy the existing structure at the bankruptcy sale.

That's the problem, trauma hospitals are absolutely not profitable. Because they tend to be in the middle of the city, they have a lot of inner city poor that use them the most, but they're the ones that have all of the specialties available fast and the experience needed to handle bad traumas. If you're in a BAD accident, you don't want one of the profitable neighborhood hospitals taking care of you, you want a trauma center. If we don't keep them going, we ALL lose.

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A market? Who will absorb the 1 million+ patients ... the 13000+ births if this facility closes? Who is going to take on the interns that come JULY 1st and all that comes with them ... I understand that there is a set guidelines that look great on paper ... I understand there are things that happen in hospitals that could have been handled better ... In practice we will see horrible devistation and magnificent triumphs ... I don't believe that any of us step out of bed and go to work WITHOUT the best intentions of providing the best services we can offer for that given day ... Should we talk CMS? ... Its as if the world has decided healthcare workers are the enemy ... and we are driving a truck of destruction .. REALLY???? People sitting in offices making new forms and guidlines to justify their jobs exisitance ... there is a problem when the policy can't meet practice ... there I said it ...

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Esme12 works as a emergency ,critical care,cath lab,open heart,traum.

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A market? Who will absorb the 1 million+ patients ... the 13000+ births if this facility closes? Who is going to take on the interns that come JULY 1st and all that comes with them ... I understand that there is a set guidelines that look great on paper ... I understand there are things that happen in hospitals that could have been handled better ... In practice we will see horrible devistation and magnificent triumphs ... I don't believe that any of us step out of bed and go to work WITHOUT the best intentions of providing the best services we can offer for that given day ... Should we talk CMS? ... Its as if the world has decided healthcare workers are the enemy ... and we are driving a truck of destruction .. REALLY???? People sitting in offices making new forms and guidlines to justify their jobs exisitance ... there is a problem when the policy can't meet practice ... there I said it ...

In reality....they won't close....:cool:. It's all smoke and mirrors. There are problems, and I'll bet this isn't the first time Parkland has had their hand smacked, but after much agonizing press and government posturing they'll come to some "agreement......watch you'll see.

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wooh works as a RN & Critter Mama.

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In reality....they won't close....:cool:. It's all smoke and mirrors. There are problems, and I'll bet this isn't the first time Parkland has had their hand smacked, but after much agonizing press and government posturing they'll come to some "agreement......watch you'll see.

I hope so. But you watch the news around Georgia about Grady. We've got people that will vote for a penny sales tax to build a new high school football stadium, but not for a trauma network. There's only so much push and pull before things break.

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MN-Nurse works as a RN.

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It is the ILLEGAL ALIENS who are causing the problems. We are giving all social services away for free for individuals who do not belong here, and should not be here in the first place.

How many ILLEGAL ALIENS are hired by US CITIZENS in order to exploit them for cheap labor?

If US CITIZENS stopped hiring ILLEGAL ALIENS maybe they would not be here in such numbers.

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MN-Nurse works as a RN.

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The only decency that I have is for American Citizens, who are being robbed blind by these individuals who come here with their hands out expecting to get all of their needs met at the expense of American Taxpayers.

Your ignorance is staggering.

What about the "American Citizens" (at least you stopped using all caps) who hire and profit off the undocumented workers? Hell, the ones hired under fake SS numbers (which is a lot) pay medicare and SS taxes.

The vast majority don't come here with their hands out, they don't rob anyone, and they generally don't want to be treated in hospitals. They come to work. And American business owners hire them en masse.

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Jessy_RN has 13 years experience.

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Looks to me that the issue at hand is the non-compliance and non-adhearance to basic policies such as infection control.

I bet they will pass inspection next time (even if a front is put up for the time being).

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nerdtonurse? works as a ICU, RN/BSN.

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All I can say is, if you work at Grady, watch your back, because of the the Parkland folks is coming to your shop...

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Someone posed a question: "If you found out an illegal alien had the typhus fever, would you, or would you not treat them?"

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azhiker96 has 10 years experience and works as a PACU.

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There are two issues that I read about. One is infection control, taking food into patient rooms. The second is certifying they meet EMTALA requirements by seeing patients who arrive and not dumping them on other hospitals. Supposedly they didn't have the correct records to prove they evaluated everyone who showed up on their doorstep. Here's the whole report for anyone who's a glutton for punishment and wants to rummage through it. http://cbsdallas.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/cms-report-and-parkland-action-plan.pdf

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