North Memorial CEO suspended indefini...

North Memorial CEO suspended indefinitely following arrest on suspi...

There are 31 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Sep 2, 2010, titled North Memorial CEO suspended indefinitely following arrest on suspi.... In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

David William Cress. The CEO of North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale has been suspended indefinitely without pay following his arrest in a prostitution sting.

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Kikeepoo

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Sep 2, 2010
What we have here is a failure to communicate. lets take the term CEO this is not a popular three letter word in the United States these days, it reminds us of crooks,con men,car dealership owners, and out of control health care costs. this place north memorial is known as the place gangbangers go to get their gunshot wounds fixed, a place where they have layed off workers and run by CEOs. ya this is where i want to go, a place that needs to make a profit and the leadership pulling their pants down for a little hanky panky with a ho ho and busted by the po po.
dog

United States

#2 Sep 2, 2010
I'm sure when they paid this creep loads of money to be their CEO, they were talking about his expertise and commitment to the community. It turns out he loves hookers most of all. Now we know where all that salary went.
Mr Transparency

Minnetonka, MN

#3 Sep 2, 2010
There were a dozen "Johns" arrested. We get one name. So, a prominent guy gets taken down and 11 more just pay up and hope they don't attract publicity next time. They paid to play and this time it cost extra. Entertainment epense. Let's see a little daylight on this industry and see if it thrives if it's out in the open. A person's reputation used to be worth preserving and the threat of damaging it would be enough to make a person think twice. How about a link to police records? Either publish all the story or let your readers do your job researching the facts.
ja ja

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Sep 2, 2010
he is a ceo, he doesn't have time for family!!! making prostitution illegal is descrimination against workaholics, socially inept people, and the disabled.
Judge and Jury

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Sep 2, 2010
Lets not judge this man until we see a picture of the women he propositioned.
Waldo

Minneapolis, MN

#7 Sep 2, 2010
Sure like to hear the whole story.

You would thing that this guy makes enough money to hire a more reputable hooker. Not a cop.

And if your going to pay for sex be smart about it.
Ask the woman to show you some Identification
(her tits) long before you talk about money.

(Hey baby, show me some tits so I know your not a cop) A real hooker will have them out in a Flash!

Should keep you out of jail.

Lets make Prostitution legal, why not

Since: Dec 08

Minneapolis, MN

#8 Sep 2, 2010
Judge and Jury wrote:
Lets not judge this man until we see a picture of the women he propositioned.
Is this man single or married?
Jim

Holmen, WI

#9 Sep 2, 2010
CE-Ho.
Rapid-cycle succession planning, in biz-speak...
Chairman of the Broad

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Sep 2, 2010
The health industry exploits everything in its path. The crooked leadership and the insurance companies, hospitals and exploitive clinic owners need the profits to enrich themselves and indulge their perversions.
HalfFast

Minneapolis, MN

#11 Sep 2, 2010
ja ja wrote:
he is a ceo, he doesn't have time for family!!! making prostitution illegal is descrimination against workaholics, socially inept people, and the disabled.
Actually he's married. And the day he was busted happened to be his wife's birthday. Talk about a surprise! He could have picked up and brought home the gift that keeps on giving!
P T Bull

Hopkins, MN

#12 Sep 2, 2010
Judge and Jury wrote:
Lets not judge this man until we see a picture of the women he propositioned.

Agreed.

Again, prostitution is a victimless crime and the police have more important things to do than regulate behavior between adults. Dude has really bad judgement, and I thought folks with lots of money could hire prostitutes without this sort of risk. Or was he being a miser and trying to do it on the cheap.
Julie

Minneapolis, MN

#13 Sep 2, 2010
This is uncalled for. There are times when men need these things. They can't help themselves. We should not bring him to judgement. He needs to be placed back into his job.
Creepy Crawlers

Saint Paul, MN

#14 Sep 2, 2010
Julie wrote:
This is uncalled for. There are times when men need these things. They can't help themselves. We should not bring him to judgement. He needs to be placed back into his job.
You mean viagra?

Or a mistress?

Or a slap on the face by his soon to be ex-wife
telling him what the F..K you doing, ain't
I good enough for you? You want to bring home STD?
ignorance must be bliss

Saint Paul, MN

#15 Sep 2, 2010
P T Bull wrote:
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Agreed.
Again, prostitution is a victimless crime and the police have more important things to do than regulate behavior between adults. Dude has really bad judgement, and I thought folks with lots of money could hire prostitutes without this sort of risk. Or was he being a miser and trying to do it on the cheap.
As someone who worked in health care settings for many years, I can say without any hesitation that the back stories and documentation thereof of local prostitutes being treated for everything from horrifying physical abuse to chemical abuse issues simply did not support the oft used phrase "victimless crime." Many came from childhood sexual abuse backgrounds, were exploited as young teen runaways, and/or turned tricks to maintain drug addictions. The intimidation methods used to keep some of these women or young adolescents in line by their pimps probably could not be discussed openly in this newspaper as the graphic details would be too much for the average reader.
Not to mention the customer's family members who are ultimately victimized by the unknown exposure to STDs that are not resolved by simply using a condom, as well as the relationship betrayal involved.
SeaShark

Eden Prairie, MN

#16 Sep 3, 2010
PIONEER PRESS: publish the names of the other 13 perps when and if they are charged with a crime, no matter how "important" or high profile they are. The RICHFIELD 14 all took the risks and they should all take the consequences.
Jim

United States

#17 Sep 3, 2010
Julie wrote:
This is uncalled for. There are times when men need these things. They can't help themselves. We should not bring him to judgement. He needs to be placed back into his job.
That's why you have two hands... He should have stayed home with them...
Ray Marshall

Saint Paul, MN

#18 Sep 3, 2010
Gee, if he had worked for the government (Henn. Co. General), he could have gotten suspension with pay for a year or two. We take really good care of our public servant lawbreakers. Remember Chief Bonnie?
JAdams

Hopkins, MN

#19 Sep 3, 2010
There is no doubt the Pioneer Press has an agenda. Why aren't the names and mug shots of every "john' who arrested every day published. This so called paper is a joke.
Geoff

Omaha, NE

#20 Sep 3, 2010
Why is this even news worthy? He was no doubt suspended without pay pending the outcome of ivestigation - that's just something most companies have in their HR Policies that if you are charged with a crime it has to be reported to HR immediately.

Where are the other names? Pictures? This happened last week too with a teacher - and again the only name printed was his.

I would think the police would be more concerned with busting the drug dealers or stopping the shootings around town and not worrying about consenting adults engaging in some extra curricular entertainment.
River Rat

Duluth, MN

#21 Sep 3, 2010
In the media who gets to decide what career to trash? Is it only the person with the biggest title? This isn't unbiased reporting, it is social engineering by the liberals at the papers. Fair reporting would be to list and show the photograph of everyone arrested. Each of these men are important to someone. They should be equally crucified.

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