SSF

Berkeley, CA

#1 Jul 12, 2010
I have not read a single article on the 24 or so Lay offs last week from Seton Hospital?

People should be aware of this and future lay offs yet to come. Seton is financially in deep trouble. Not sure what effect this will have on patient care.
Gloria

San Mateo, CA

#2 Jul 12, 2010
Why hasn't there been ANYTHING in the news about Seton layoffs and the hundreds of thousands of dollars they are paying to 'interim' management? Where is the Foundation money that has been donated by Seton supporters to repair and replace equipment? Lorraine Auerbach and her cronies Stephanie Mearns, Micheal Glassberg and lining their pockets before they run Seton in to the ground! They don't give a crap about the patients becuase if they did they would not have shut the doors to some of the important services without notifying the patients or their doctors!
phantom reporter

San Mateo, CA

#3 Jul 27, 2010
Gloria wrote:
Why hasn't there been ANYTHING in the news about Seton layoffs and the hundreds of thousands of dollars they are paying to 'interim' management? Where is the Foundation money that has been donated by Seton supporters to repair and replace equipment? Lorraine Auerbach and her cronies Stephanie Mearns, Micheal Glassberg and lining their pockets before they run Seton in to the ground! They don't give a crap about the patients becuase if they did they would not have shut the doors to some of the important services without notifying the patients or their doctors!
Have they fixed the leaky dialysis machines on the 10th floor? Are they still leaking in to patients rooms below. Someone should call the health department.
Sunshine

Menlo Park, CA

#4 Aug 7, 2010
Not only are they pocketing money for themselves Stephanie has hired interims that were brought back from retirement or near retirement so that they can make money and have insurance coverage for their spouses. Lorraine has also hired interims from the east coast and Seattle. Seton is paying high salaries for all interims and directors hired from out of the bay area and their apartments, car rentals, and possibly meals. A hospital with a census of less than 200 has eight VP,s. Shame for the Daughters of Charity and Robert Issai for allowing a hospital that provided for the needs of the community to go the way of St. Vincent's in Manhattan.
Neil Gonzales wrote in the 07/12/10 Mercury News quoting Beth Nichols that " no nurses providing clinical patient care were eliminated" not true!!.
Diabetic patients were left waiting for care.. Another lie " The diabetes Institute has been absorbed by the education department, and diabetes patients will find activities and resources there". No one in the education department is qualified to educate and treat inpatient and outpatient diabetics since no one is a registered diabetic educator.
Daly City has a high diabetic population who will not be able to get the care they need. Lorraine and her cronies do not know and after 2 years of being at Seton do not seem to want to know the community and it's needs.
They need to go back to LA where they came from.
ssf

San Leandro, CA

#5 Aug 7, 2010
Wow right on. We can only hope This jerks face criminal charges for their shifty handiwork. This should go before the DA
Concerned in SSF

United States

#6 Oct 7, 2010
58 more layoffs at Seton. They closed the 9th floor Skilled Nursing unit. Not a money maker. What's next for Seton?

Since: Oct 10

Oakland, CA

#7 Oct 30, 2010
Seton should close down. It's a disgrace to the community. They have not lived up to their Mission and Values. The Administrative team is about as compassionate as a dead skunk on the side of the road! They have let several loyal and dedicated associates go. They are only hiring Southern California friends and acquaintances of the CEO and taking away jobs from Local residents who care about Seton and it's welfare. The Daughters of Charity have lost control of Seton. Have you visited there lately? The hospital appears filthy and shabby. They have done away with much needed services. Down with Lorraine Auerbach and her group of pirates!! They have done nothing to improve the hospital in over 2 years. They have only brought it down, down, down!!!
phantom from the light

San Mateo, CA

#8 Oct 30, 2010
Holy, holy, holy! Auerbach should be the CEO of a major bank! At least we might expect her kind of fraud if she were. She and her cohorts should be ashamed of themselves. The administration at Seton is sicker than the patients!
Api Crab

San Francisco, CA

#9 Aug 10, 2011
It is hard to say who is treating Seton as their cash cow: the CEO or the nurses who wrote these comments above.
It is nice to see that some of the nurses use their names from real life, others something close enough to their real names.
Union seniority is used to protect incompetent nurses the CNA does not want to lose because of their "community" solidarity that is discriminatory to the detriment of patient's lives.
Even if Stephanie Mearns, MN, RN is a blundering boob, she does not provide patient care.
Patients would still be coming to Seton if the nurses still left working at Seton took good care of their patients.
The EEOC needs to positively investigate the CNA, but the head of the EEOC in SF positively will not do that for reasons of "community" solidarity. San Mateo County is very diverse unlike the CNA or the commenters posting above.
Last question: with such intimate knowledge of diabetes and dialysis, why didn't the RN's above contact the proper authorities rather than just writing on a blog?
disgusted

Walnut Creek, CA

#10 Aug 11, 2011
SSF wrote:
I have not read a single article on the 24 or so Lay offs last week from Seton Hospital?
People should be aware of this and future lay offs yet to come. Seton is financially in deep trouble. Not sure what effect this will have on patient care.
I can only imagine that the Board of Directors for Seton are either deaf, dumb and blind or significantly mentally challenged. How can they justify keeping Lorraine Auerbach and her pirates employed? Talk about fraud!
Solitude

Daly City, CA

#11 Dec 16, 2011
Well, I understand that on Dec 15, Lorraine Auerbach was asked to leave - forced resignation. You all got the memo at Seton. The physicians also voted "no confidence". I'm surprised this isn't in the newspaper. She has many lawsuits against her and Seton. Unbelievable. And patients are very disgusted with the care! No money to build a new hospital either!
SFX_2012

Daly City, CA

#12 Jan 8, 2012
Seton Medical Center has acquired the name "Satan Medical Center" and Satan it is running it. There are no mission & values. Hospital Administration and Seton are being sued right & left by many individuals for various reasons. They "laid off" individuals inappropriately with many years of service because they were "too expensive" for them. However, the top-heavy administration is paid a large 6 figures! Also, read about Century City Hospital and the damage done there! Keep tabs on Seton. It will slide down the tubes or slide on to 280. Poor management!
No confidence

Burlingame, CA

#13 Jul 4, 2012
In seton,s board of directors who must be BORED and sleeping with their heads under the table. In the DOC who must have their habits over their heads. Shame on all these spineless members.

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