Broughton director replaced after hos...

Broughton director replaced after hospital fails inspection

There are 23 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Dec 18, 2007, titled Broughton director replaced after hospital fails inspection. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

A new director was appointed at Broughton Hospital on Monday after the hospital failed a surprise accreditation inspection last week.

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josh

United States

#1 Dec 19, 2007
Finally busted down, Seth? Maybe if you had ran that place instead of driving around in the Broughton Police Hummer all day you would have kept your job.
geez

Boiling Springs, SC

#2 Dec 19, 2007
Explain to me how a director who so totally screwed up Broughton could be sent to another state facility (one which actually runs pretty well) instead of sent off the state payrolls permanently...as in FIRED!
I am frightened

Asheville, NC

#3 Dec 19, 2007
..........for the poor patients who are there to receive care & help. Reading some of Broughton's findings reminds me of those exact movies I've seen where they depict the heartless and cruel treatment to patients in psychiatric hospitals. It really does happen.:(
Hopefully this article will bring about some REAL reform within our state mental health system!!!

“Live, Love, Laugh”

Since: Sep 07

United States

#4 Dec 19, 2007
Broughton needs to get it together.

People who need help are depending on them.
they must be crazeeeee

Lincolnton, NC

#5 Dec 19, 2007
yep, they sa
Truth

Casar, NC

#6 Dec 19, 2007
Sad but sadder that Mental Health funds have been cut yet they expect those working in the field to still be able to not only give quality care but to still have time while short staffed to document , document, document
Most are overworked and understaffed.
It seems to have come down to just crossing the t's and dotting the i's and to heck with the quality time we have to provide the one on one care desperatly needed by the patients who trust us to provide it to them.

“RadicalDudette”

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#7 Dec 19, 2007
Truth wrote:
Sad but sadder that Mental Health funds have been cut yet they expect those working in the field to still be able to not only give quality care but to still have time while short staffed to document , document, document
Most are overworked and understaffed.
It seems to have come down to just crossing the t's and dotting the i's and to heck with the quality time we have to provide the one on one care desperatly needed by the patients who trust us to provide it to them.
Just like all the first ladies talked about mental health and how important it is...but no funds to pay the folks, no insurance to go,
and no boss to allow one to leave work to go..

Definitely a screwed up world.

And if one does not document, you are caught in
between a rock and a hard spot.
amballew

Boone, NC

#8 Dec 20, 2007
Another symptom of Easleys failed attempt at Mental Health Reform. The Central Hospital is a disaster before it even opens its doors, community services have been a train wreck, and now Broughton Hospital. Visengardi, Hooker-Odem have scurried out of North Carolina while the Governor and Legislators point fingers at each other and at Local Management Entities. Are we really better off than we were in 2000?
Dave

Elizabethton, TN

#9 Dec 20, 2007
Easley has been a deadbeat Governor from day one.
Wide Awake

Raleigh, NC

#10 Dec 20, 2007
I know Mr. Hunt. He is a good man, and a good husband and father.
The entire NC mental health system has been destroyed by the State politicians and blaming Hunt is like firing the football coach when the ownership did not support the team.
It's not about Seth Hunt. But he will be the scapegoat because that's how NC gov't works.
Jo Jack

Elizabethton, TN

#11 Dec 20, 2007
Wide Awake wrote:
I know Mr. Hunt. He is a good man, and a good husband and father.
The entire NC mental health system has been destroyed by the State politicians and blaming Hunt is like firing the football coach when the ownership did not support the team.
It's not about Seth Hunt. But he will be the scapegoat because that's how NC gov't works.
Yep. N.C. politics are about as corrupt as it could ever get.
tired of it

Vass, NC

#12 Dec 21, 2007
I am tired of seeing dedicated professionals who serve the mentally ill work with inadequate resources and staff. I am tired of seeing them "evaluated" by those who know very little about what they are evaluating and require documentation for the sake of documentation. I am tired of the ludicrous idea that removing resources and staff will fix the problem. BTW, the Hummer is really an old Army surplus Humvee. My hat is off to all who work at Broughton Hospital. And I hope that someone will speak up for them. I know people who have been patients there and people who work there. Seth Hunt and Dr. Sathiriju need a medal, not a demotion. They have kept a sinking ship afloat for years.
likeIsaid

Bunnlevel, NC

#13 Dec 31, 2007
Everyone has their own opinions on what has been done, what should be done, etc. No one really knows the truth here, and the media takes advantage of that. No question - our mental health system has been broken for years, and will take 10times that to fix it - if the legislature ever gets its act together and puts people in positions of change that know first hand what needs to be fixed and how to fix it.

In the meantime, we will continue to watch the state facilities struggle to meet the demands of the licensing systems, the Department of Justice, and the "expert" consultants. And while all of this is going on, the people who need the system the most will continue to suffer.

There are many more heads that should be on that proverbial platter.
saladin

Fayetteville, NC

#14 Jan 1, 2008
Non management staff at all of the mental health hospitals need a Union to help organize their collective voice and a Mental Health Worker Bill of Rights that speaks to the issues of quality jobs as fundemental to quality care for the patients.
Cuts in funding for the hospitals as the punishment for institutional problems related to management's lack of accountability and worker abuse, only hurts the patients and the workers.
If you want to form the Union contact [email protected]
In the meantime, we will continue to watch the state facilities struggle to meet the demands of the licensing systems, the Department of Justice, and the "expert" consultants. And while all of this is going on, the people who need the system the most will continue to suffer.
There are many more heads that should be on that proverbial platter.
Tappara nainen

Tampere, Finland

#15 Apr 1, 2008
tired of it wrote:
I am tired of seeing dedicated professionals who serve the mentally ill work with inadequate resources and staff. I am tired of seeing them "evaluated" by those who know very little about what they are evaluating and require documentation for the sake of documentation. I am tired of the ludicrous idea that removing resources and staff will fix the problem. BTW, the Hummer is really an old Army surplus Humvee. My hat is off to all who work at Broughton Hospital. And I hope that someone will speak up for them. I know people who have been patients there and people who work there. Seth Hunt and Dr. Sathiriju need a medal, not a demotion. They have kept a sinking ship afloat for years.
And why does Broughton Hospital need an old army surplus humvee? Is it for some kind of therapy or do they expect to be sent to war at some time? Shouldn't the money that is used to buy useless things like humvees be used to pay for better training for the staff and maybe better equipment. I read that they were giving xrays without using the protective lead cover. Come on now.

Since: Feb 07

United States

#16 Apr 1, 2008
Tappara nainen wrote:
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And why does Broughton Hospital need an old army surplus humvee? Is it for some kind of therapy or do they expect to be sent to war at some time? Shouldn't the money that is used to buy useless things like humvees be used to pay for better training for the staff and maybe better equipment. I read that they were giving xrays without using the protective lead cover. Come on now.
Crowd control (I asked the same thing when I first saw it, that's the answer that I received). It's blue and was had Broughton painted on it. It wasn't a new one like you see driving down the highway but an older model, like the actual offroad units and not a highway queen.
Good Timz

Morganton, NC

#17 Apr 7, 2008
Tappara nainen wrote:
<quoted text>
And why does Broughton Hospital need an old army surplus humvee? Is it for some kind of therapy or do they expect to be sent to war at some time? Shouldn't the money that is used to buy useless things like humvees be used to pay for better training for the staff and maybe better equipment. I read that they were giving xrays without using the protective lead cover. Come on now.
What alot of people do not know is that the Broughton Police are actually State Police. Their jurisdiction not only covers Broughton but the entire state, and all state property including property not accessible with regular vehicles.
Also, the vehicle in question was probably donated by the military as surplus (used),not an uncommon practice at all. Just fill out the paper work and submit it to the state outlining the need for such equipment. I have personally known this to happen with other local depts.
CROW RAVEN

Charlotte, NC

#18 Apr 7, 2008
Justice will come to all the Illegals that are experimenting on poor innocent people. This Hospital will be CLOSED DOWN. The FEDS are going to take this HOSPITAL down. OH and all the illegal doctors and interns that are from the Middle East, INDIA and China..and I forgot the Irish Doctor with the ties to the IRA. Get the Hell out of the United States!
This hospital has gotten by with so much abuse and has killed people. Foreign terrorist think they are going to come into our country and hit Soft Targets think again. This is the United States and you foreign bastards are going to be sent back to where the hell you came from.
Sincerely, Criminal Justice Student NC

Since: Feb 07

United States

#19 Apr 9, 2008
CROW RAVEN wrote:
Sincerely, Criminal Justice Student NC
Lose your tinfoil hat?
tapara nainen

Tampere, Finland

#20 Apr 14, 2008
What kind of crowd troubles? What is going on down there in morgantion? LOL I thought morganton was a small town without the crime and crowd troubles of larger cities. Here in Finland, the police don't use hummers and they get along just fine. Crow raven, can you please explain what you are ranting about. I don't understand what foreign terrorist have to do with broughton.? Just curious

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