Slocum-Dickson administrator speaks o...

Slocum-Dickson administrator speaks out on $102 million lawsuit

There are 6 comments on the WKTV - News - Local story from May 1, 2009, titled Slocum-Dickson administrator speaks out on $102 million lawsuit. In it, WKTV - News - Local reports that:

UTICA, N.Y. - Slocum Dickson Medical Group PLLC, is suing St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Mohawk Valley Heart Institute, Inc.

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robert v

Syracuse, NY

#1 May 3, 2009
Slocum says it's not about the money. Right! Why do they want referrals they haven't earned, moral virtue? If they can't get referrals because they're good doctors, maybe people shouldn't be forced to refer to them.

Durhamville, NY

#2 May 3, 2009
I thought Slocum Dickson was supposed to be the place where all the "richie rich" people went for medical care. All the doctors, CEO's, lawyers and college professors and their families are/were usually treated at Slocum-Dickson, right? Back when my parents were making 50K per year I used to get physicals there and I saw a dermatologist.

Last time I was there, however, everybody waiting to be treated looked like they didn't work and got Medicaid. Seriously - there were a bunch of Cornhill people and elderly poor people who looked like they were about to die. I was afraid I was going to catch a disease in that place and I didn't want to stay too long. The building too, which used to be clean and modern, looked a little bit worn. The carpets were stained and dirty, the walls were smeared with stuff (sh*t?) and the whole place smelled yucky.

Yes, I would say Slocum Dickson has gone down hill. But this is only because Oneida county has been going down hill fast for quite some time now. The population of New Hartford shrank last year, and I suspect it is still shrinking. Professionals are growing older and retiring and their children (the most likely people to fill their gap in the workforce) are moving away. More and more refugees, mentally ill people, felons, sex offenders and various othet types of unproductive people are being dumped on the area to replace the productive people who are either leaving or dying off.

Slocum-Dickson is no doubt witnessing the sea change in their patients - from educated professionals to uneducated poor people - but this is mostly due to the changing demographics of Oneida county. So I think their lawsuit seems a bit whiny. I think they just want to make a bunch of money so they can move away like everybody else.
Slocum Dickem

New York, NY

#3 May 4, 2009
They r one of the most unprofessional facilities in our region. They treat staff and patients like dirt. Also if you go there and need to see a specialist they refer you to another doctor in the facility so how is that any different than what St. e's does. The MVHI is run by cny cardiology and the cardio thoracic surgeons for a reason they get the job done right and treat their patients like people not numbers. Dr. Nassif started many of the programs with MVHI. Slocum is just mad cause patients have seen the truth.
Soak Em N Ditch Em


#4 May 4, 2009
the name says it all

Clinton, NY

#5 May 6, 2009
This lawsuit is absolutely the worst public relations mistake ever--and they did it to themselves. There goes any image of genuine patient care--it's $$$ care!

Clinton, NY

#6 May 6, 2009
By the way, I always have liked Slocum-Dickson doctors and have been treated well by both employees and staff. I do know they are hard on their employees--lots of turnover.

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