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Old 02-09-2019, 02:04 AM
Location: Phoenix AZ
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Originally Posted by Buckeye77 View Post
Hacienda announced yesterday that they are closing the facility where the rape took place. They need to find a place for the remaining people under their "care". btw, they were charging $385,000 a year for the rape victim.

And now they're staying open..


And, this little gem in the article - "Hacienda has retained three armed off-duty police officers 24 hours per day, seven days per week, and has installed 30 internal cameras to capture all common areas and entrances and exits from the building."

Three armed guards would likely be more guards than nurses on staff - with under 40 patients, typical staffing would be 1-2 nurses.. Pretty typical authoritarian response- lots of cops & cameras, no actual improvement in patient care. I wouldn't be a bit surprised if there are bills presented in the AZ legislature requiring healthcare employees to submit DNA for licensure based on this one case. Bad policy that gets headlines.

actually care will probably be diminished due to "safety procedures" requiring two employees to be present for most all patient care without any requirement for minimum safe staffing levels. When the public interest fades, they'll chop direct-care patient staff & resume the $500,000 salaries with $50,000 annual bonuses for the CEO & assorted minions.

This is what happens when you regulate based on news stories & press releases vs actually looking for root cause & fixing problems- the fundamental flaw allowing patient abuse was a culture of understaffing in order to pump up profits & bonuses. This won't be the last abuse/neglect case in Phoenix because there is a direct profit motive to understaff long-term care in AZ & that problem hasn't been addressed. AZ isn't a good place to be old, infirm or poor & that isn't changing anytime soon.

Gov duker was also the one who single-handedly authorized self-driving cars in AZ - leading to the death of the homeless lady in Tempe - this after California banned them for their dangerous operations. He's never met a corporate ass he wouldn't kiss for a dollar.


Last edited by Zippyman; 02-09-2019 at 02:13 AM..
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Old 02-09-2019, 05:11 AM
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not sure why providing DNA samples as a condition of employment is an issue. Most companies prescreen for drug use as a part of the hiring process, and many perform random drug tests while employed. (DOT mandates it for truck drivers.) Also, when I applied for several different types of professional licenses, I had to submit fingerprints to the state as a way to protect the public. This was in Florida.
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Old 03-11-2019, 09:52 AM
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Shooting at Hacienda Healthcare this morning - happened in the parking lot - ex-spouse of one of the employees.
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Old Today, 07:05 AM
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Yesterday, another Arizona healthcare worker was arrested for sexually assaulting a patient. Happened in Scottsdale, the victim was sedated. The man who was charged admitted to the assault, but says it only happened once.
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