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Married doctors suing over Grant termination | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 254 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Nov 30, 2010, titled Married doctors suing over Grant termination | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

A husband and wife who lost their jobs as prominent doctors and administrators at Grant Medical Center in October are suing their former employer, OhioHealth, for "discriminatory and retaliatory conduct." Drs.

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dublin Dude

Washington Court House, OH

#1 Nov 30, 2010
Don't trust anyone, anymore :(
YeahYeah

Columbus, OH

#2 Nov 30, 2010
Greed, greed, greed...
WHS76

Reynoldsburg, OH

#3 Nov 30, 2010
Say hello to OSU Hospitals.
challena

Dayton, OH

#4 Nov 30, 2010
Thank you Ohio Health for looking out for your patients safety. I would not want to be in surgery and have this doctor have seizure or fall with a scalpel in her hand. I think there is more to this story as well regarding the terminations of both doctors. However, they should not have been terminated due to their medical issues alone. Although in most jobs, if you are off on medical leave for more that 12 months you can be medically separated.
watcher

Columbus, OH

#5 Nov 30, 2010
The employer has the right to employ whomever they want. This is an "at will" state so they can also fire whomever they want.
These people are looking for free money. I hope they lose big time.
bill

United States

#6 Nov 30, 2010
If I recall, Columbus Monthly ran an article about this couples 20,000 S.F. house and the overabundance they are blessed with. I find it pretty comical, that when someone of power loses his or her job, they sue. But when your average joe loses his/her job, TOO BAD.

I am convinced, that money means everything in this world. These two Doctors are probably set for life, and have millions upon millions in assets and cash; so why sue?
Angry in Marysville

United States

#7 Nov 30, 2010
As someone who had worked with both of them while I was employed at Grant, I can say that they were both respected doctors and genuinely interested in the care of their patients. As a former OhioHealth employee who was summarily terminated due to my position being eliminated with no notice whatsoever, I hope they take OH to the cleaners. The level of politics inside this 'health care' system is ridiculous. I have yet to find another job and the last Unemployment Compensation payment is this week - I don't get the federal extensions because Congress hasn't re-upped the funding and my start date on Unemployment was just a couple days after the cut-off. Looks like Walmart, at one fifth of what I was making, is all that I can find right now. It's kind of hard to continue the mortgage, utilities, and take care of a family of 7 on that.
ThePleasurePrinc ipal

Columbus, OH

#8 Nov 30, 2010
How refreshing that doctors should end up on the business end of the medical profession.
Ohio Doc

Reynoldsburg, OH

#9 Nov 30, 2010
Somebody needs to pay for the $2,000,000 house in Dublin, the Ferrari, and all of the other fancy things. Why not Ohio Health? If there is any justice, they will be sent on thier way with nothing more than the millions that they already have.

http://franklincountyoh.metacama.com/do/selec...
BeaArthursDik

Columbus, OH

#10 Nov 30, 2010
I highly doubt the Santanellos are doing this for money.

I mean, c'mon, have you seen their home?
Another Concerned Citizen

Columbus, OH

#12 Nov 30, 2010
I know these doctors, and they are the epitome of what the medical profession is all about. My partner was a patient of theirs, and she received excellent care. They do not just practice surgery, they care about their patients and have great compassion for them. They even took in a stray dog to help us out.
I am sure the article doesn't tell the whole story (when does it ever?), but it appears as though these doctors were treated shabbily and then retaliated against when they dared to complain.
This is deeply disturbing, not fair, and not right. Just because everyone is not able to sue their employer when they are treated this way does not mean that big employers like Ohio Health should be allowed to get away with this behavior.
As for their possessions and lifestyle, why is that even relevant. These people work very hard, have years of education and experience, and do a job that few can do. Why shouldn't they be compensated for that?
Duh

Kalida, OH

#13 Nov 30, 2010
Angry in Marysville wrote:
As someone who had worked with both of them while I was employed at Grant, I can say that they were both respected doctors and genuinely interested in the care of their patients. As a former OhioHealth employee who was summarily terminated due to my position being eliminated with no notice whatsoever, I hope they take OH to the cleaners. The level of politics inside this 'health care' system is ridiculous. I have yet to find another job and the last Unemployment Compensation payment is this week - I don't get the federal extensions because Congress hasn't re-upped the funding and my start date on Unemployment was just a couple days after the cut-off. Looks like Walmart, at one fifth of what I was making, is all that I can find right now. It's kind of hard to continue the mortgage, utilities, and take care of a family of 7 on that.
Sorry to hear about your situation. I hope you do well and your future is better.
Duh

Kalida, OH

#14 Nov 30, 2010
Little Angry wrote:
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Boo Hoo...we all have problems and have to figure out how to make life work. I know many people who lost jobs and found another right away. Greed is what is holding you back, get two jobs if need be it's the American way these days...welcome to the heck the rest of us endure daily. You sound a little bitter about losing your job, many people lost their jobs the same way...no notice, they just walked them out when they arrived to work. I mean come on, 7 people...have you heard of birth control???
Before you judge this person, perhaps you should know the facts. Maybe these are not his/her biological children, maybe they are special needs who have been adopted, or relatives that they have taken in. Shame on in. Stay angry.....you deserve it.

Since: Sep 10

Columbus, OH

#15 Nov 30, 2010
Most commenters here are idiots. What happened here was a clear violation of HIPAA and Ohio Health should pay. It does not matter that the person whose rights were violated is wealthy or a physician. I guarantee each and every one of you would go for the jugular if the same thing happened to you. This is about teaching a corporation a lesson.

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fiery buddha

Columbus, OH

#16 Nov 30, 2010
youch. sounds like they have a case.
Liz

Hightstown, NJ

#17 Nov 30, 2010
Another Concerned Citizen wrote:
I know these doctors, and they are the epitome of what the medical profession is all about. My partner was a patient of theirs, and she received excellent care. They do not just practice surgery, they care about their patients and have great compassion for them. They even took in a stray dog to help us out.
I am sure the article doesn't tell the whole story (when does it ever?), but it appears as though these doctors were treated shabbily and then retaliated against when they dared to complain.
This is deeply disturbing, not fair, and not right. Just because everyone is not able to sue their employer when they are treated this way does not mean that big employers like Ohio Health should be allowed to get away with this behavior.
As for their possessions and lifestyle, why is that even relevant. These people work very hard, have years of education and experience, and do a job that few can do. Why shouldn't they be compensated for that?
I agree with you. I had cancer in '07 and Dr. Brenda provided excellent care. She recorded the initial consultation, which allowed me to go back and listen to all aspects of the upcoming surgery and treatment plan. She took on additional patients when other doctors relocated. And I'm sure Mr. Santanello saved many many lives as an ER physician.

You folks need to quit complaining about lifestyles, salaries and material possessions of others. This couple worked long and hard to become physicians and more than likely graduated with a ton of student loan debt. I'd say they are deserving of this lifestyle. They worked for what they have. Nothing was given to them. You might was to read about Dr. Brenda's accomplishments which were not included in this article.
Liz

Hightstown, NJ

#18 Nov 30, 2010
Sorry for the double post.
challena

Dayton, OH

#19 Nov 30, 2010
And of course if they win the lawsuit....guess who Ohio Health will pass the cost to cover their losses onto.....you and me!
Alexandria

Greenville, OH

#20 Nov 30, 2010
Liz wrote:
<quoted text>I agree with you. I had cancer in '07 and Dr. Brenda provided excellent care. She recorded the initial consultation, which allowed me to go back and listen to all aspects of the upcoming surgery and treatment plan. She took on additional patients when other doctors relocated. And I'm sure Mr. Santanello saved many many lives as an ER physician.
You folks need to quit complaining about lifestyles, salaries and material possessions of others. This couple worked long and hard to become physicians and more than likely graduated with a ton of student loan debt. I'd say they are deserving of this lifestyle. They worked for what they have. Nothing was given to them. You might was to read about Dr. Brenda's accomplishments which were not included in this article.
Don't know them, I do not live in Columbus. No horse in the race. Just a comment on class envy. It has become quite the popular argument since 2008. It is stupid. I have never been a patient. But if one of these doctors saved your loved one I have a feeling you would forget all about where they live and what kind of car they drive. I have a sister in law in the hospital as we speak and they are trying to figure out how to treat her for internal bleeding as she has a weak heart and are hesitant to put her under. The doctors are trying different ideas and different input from others on the staff. I have yet to hear them say, can't be bothered gotta go ride around in my expensive car. Oh and the same class envy bunch would probably say just let her die she is 68 years old. They just jaw, but don't have a clue.
Greed

Southfield, MI

#21 Nov 30, 2010
Ohio Doc wrote:
Somebody needs to pay for the $2,000,000 house in Dublin, the Ferrari, and all of the other fancy things. Why not Ohio Health? If there is any justice, they will be sent on thier way with nothing more than the millions that they already have.
http://franklincountyoh.metacama.com/do/selec...
http://franklincountyoh.metacama.com :80/do/searchByParcelId?taxDis trict=270&parcelNbr=000002

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