About a month ago, I was at an event and the president of the hospital was one of the speakers. According to her, everything was great at that facility and things wree picking up and there is to be a new cancer center opening, etc.
Well, that was in June.
This is now a scant month later…
What a royal mess and what a fiasco.
NONE of this happened overnight. This has been going on for 4 years. Who the H do they think is born yesterday???
To summarize, Meadowlands has been under ownership since mid 2010 by 3 owners…who never owned a hospital prior to the purchase of this facility. When they proposed ownership, they promised the moon, the sun and the stars and every other celestial body in between.
The news just broke about 4 hours ago….apparently nobody knows where the money is going. There is an 11M profit reported but that money seems to have taken a hike.
On average there are 25 patients in the house. This is a 210 bed facility. Admissions have plummeted over the last few months and sharply.
I would like to know why haven’t the employees been on red alert: if you work in the lab, you’re only getting bloodwork for twenty five clients per day???
A 210 bed hospital should have about 150 patients –and more — getting bloodwork on a daily basis!
How many clients are in their ICU and CCU? How many beds in L&D are full??? How many babies are in the nursery right now?
It used to be that if you did not have a certain amount of births per year, the state would close your labor and delivery unit — why isn’t the drop in births a red flag to the state???
Nobody noticed the disparity and everybody in every inpatient department is likely as not doing nothing, for most of the day. Didn’t any employees in those departments think that is odd?
Where is the department of health while all of this has been going on? THey didn’t even stay on top of it when a report was delayed??? The report is overdue 13 months.
There are 30 of 50 pages of a report that are blacked out and inaccessible. Why is this not a red flag?
And this is the same nefarious bunch that has approved the sale of that other hospital about 10 miles to the west of there.
This is a mess and a big one — 100 employees have been laid off because of this. We have a great many residents of our town that work at that facility.
My guess is that this hospital will close. How is it possible we can bail this hospital out, too??? Our state is BROKE or so I have heard.
Get the 3 owners, arrest them and do the same with any body from a board of directors or administration and for anybody who has a close encounter with hospital funds of any kind: business office, accounting, AP and AR to name a few. Something is very wrong here and answers are needed.
And this same department of health approved the sale of that other hospital — the only saving grace at Hospital X is that the owners have owned other hospitals.
What a mess and a big one. It will be highly interesting to see what happens to Meadowlands.
This is looting and rape and pillage. And apparently nobody cares.