Take a look at the on-line edition of the WALL STREET JOURNAL – this morning’s article has disappeared from the site!
The media coverage while benign does reveal that:
1) there was a fully functioning hospital right across the Street, and therefore even in the middle of the hurricane any patient threatened could have been carried across the street to safety. However, the deaths occurred after the danger from the storm was over, so whether or not government was functioning, FPL was functioning, or the Good Lord was on vacation NO ONE NEEDED TO DIE! In fact evacuation was not only called for, but practical. Even without the deaths this facility was so poorly managed that it ought to have been shut down.2) One generator at the facility failed – why were there not sufficient generators on the premises? Certainly the facility charged enough. The generator used for the kitchen was operating!3) This facility had a history of bad management, criminal activity, and a relationship with LARKIN HOSPITAL.4) 8 people died! One or two could have been rationalized – but 8 is outrageous especially when it appears that in nursing homes not associated with Larkin no one died.5) nursing homes from this group of owners and their associates have been sued 20 times for wrongful death, and accused of involuntary assisted suicide many more times.
The State of Florida does not manage these nursing homes! However, it is alleged by others that State regulators are routinely PAID OFF but the nursing operators so that Regulation except under certain circumstances is a sham.
Governor Scott and his administration in revoking the license of this nursing home did the STATE OF FLORIDA are real service. Growing old in Florida should not be a dangerous event!
I am struck by the removal of this article from the prominent position on the WAll Street journal’s on line edition. I wonder if the WALL STREET JOURNAL and other members of the media are concerned about the Gulag reported by journalist Janet Phelan and others, to wit:
Declaring opponents of corrupt insane or mentally ill is not a new idea – the Soviets used it for years!
On Thursday, September 21, 2017, 9:23:18 AM CDT, kenneth ditkowsky <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
victories are on the horizon – Governor Scott of Florida refused to be fixed! He and the State of Florida are draining the swamp!
Florida Suspends License of Nursing Home Tied to Eight Deaths
The move comes after the facility sued the state over two previous orders that effectively shut it down