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Augusta Health is facing a $3 million lawsuit from a doctor who claims he was wrongly fired last year for putting the needs of patients over profits.
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Concerned

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Yeah whatever!!!
Abe

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not $urprised AT ALL
PatientsBeforeDo llars

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While I know nothing of the doctor involved, this doesn't look good for the image of Augusta Health Hospital. Best patient treatments/outcomes vs. hospital's bank accounts seems a slippery slope ?
Rex

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It sounds like this doctor cares about his patients. Maybe this lawsuit will help other hospitals that care more about the profit. Maybe they will change! Probably not! There's another hospital in Cville that cares more about profit than it's patients or their employees. Guess which one!
Concerned in crozet

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Lets hope if he wins the lawsuit he will use the money to help people with no healthcare ins. get the treatments they need.
Not Surprised

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hmmm...perhaps this is why Augusta Health employees didn't get a Christmas bonus this year, the first of many to come. Gotta pay that $3 million!
Bubba

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Rex wrote:
It sounds like this doctor cares about his patients. Maybe this lawsuit will help other hospitals that care more about the profit. Maybe they will change! Probably not! There's another hospital in Cville that cares more about profit than it's patients or their employees. Guess which one!
I Give up.which one?
huck

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"An Albemarle County judge ruled that the lawsuit between Herring and Augusta Health will be decided not by a jury in open court but through binding arbitration, and the results could remain confidential."

so unsuspecting patients may continued to be snookered
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One of my fellow colleagues worked there for a short time and quit. Patient care was last on the list of priorities. She went to nursing school, graduated, and looked forward to working there, didn't last 6mo before she become discusted at the lack of commitment towards patient care.
cant say

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all augusta employees have to go there for medical.if they go to uva thier insur.wont cover nothing,which is the way aug,heath made sure the money stays with them.they have a agreement with insur. to pay a curtian amont for each thing they do for you,then the charge more so the employee has to pay the rest.if they cant pay it then they write it of on their taxes as a lose,how many thousonds of dollars do they make on this alone,is it legal.
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Dr Herring is my Dr has been for 10 years and he is GREAT he told me 10 years ago if your sick call in I will see you that DAY!! and I have had to call multiple times and each time I was seen that day he is always professional , answers all questions and has taken very good care of me and when he went into private practice he tried to get me back but i had to see a augusta health dr as i have fianacial assistance and that guy was a "quack" the day i got off fia assist i went back to herring and will continue seeing him as long as he stays in the profession
cant say

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take a look at how many people have left augusta health since mary madux has taken over amc and it started with the name change,that was a unbeleivable amount of money spent on that alone.even some of the people thats in their tv ads have left.cant the board member see the numbers on people leaving and on how much every dept has less people,but has to do the job of manyevery dept is stressed,including er.its all about the money
Ex-AH physician

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Augusta Health administration is a very nasty bunch of people. 2 most mean people there are Mary Mannix and Dr. Courtney Beebe. All they care is the money and profit. Dr. Beebe fired Dr. Herring! Dr. Beebe kicked out Dr. William Toomy after he served the community for 40 years. In the last year many physicians left: Dr. Paterson, Dr. Ben Farley, Dr. David Sutton, and many more.

There are other lawsuits pending so the Augusta Health lawyer Mr. Santos, who is also a board member, will be busy. In 20 years of my experience as a physician, the job at Augusta Health proved to be the worst choice I have ever made.

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