Six accuse Select Specialty Hospital of race bias

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Six current or former employees of Select Specialty Hospital have filed a federal lawsuit against the Lexington facility, alleging racial discrimination and retaliation.

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Unhappy family member

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May 4, 2013
 
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Get him transferred ASAP to a different facility! They will tell you he can not be moved or some b-s but do the best you can to get him out of there. The situation is not going to improve,, and could possibly get a lot worse.. Select Hospitals are only in it for the money. My Father died at a select.. after a month of pure hell. Similiar things happend that you are describing. My Father had a trach and could not talk, he would push the call button and a nurse (after a few min.) would come on and say "can I help you"? and then NO ONE would come check on him. Thats my suggestion, wish you the best.. I know it is not easy.
We're trying! They keep giving us one story after another, even after I gave them the phone numbers of other facilities. I'm so sorry to hear about your father! My heart goes out to you for I know what you went through. It has taken Select less than a month to rob my brother of his will to live and break his spirit. I think they are lying about whether he can swallow or not. He is so hungry and thirsty!! Pray for us because no matter what we try, they just won't let him go!

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#294
May 9, 2013
 
no to racism!
Unhappy family member

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May 9, 2013
 
Thank God we got my relative out of Select. It took the combined efforts of his family doctor and intervention from our state medical board (to whom I made a report). The speech therapist at the new facility is surprised at how well he can swallow! Select said he couldn't swallow and deprived him of food and drink. It's ghastly what they did. If Select tells you they can't find a facility that will take your loved one, you must make them tell you who they called and then you must confirm it. We found out after the fact they didn't actually contact the other facilities like they claimed they did. I'm telling you, it was like getting my relative out of a prison camp. Very difficult. Select lied, obfuscated, and twisted the truth to keep him there. In the new place, he has already had his bedsores debrided and medicated, had physical and speech and occupational therapy. Finally that knot of fear in my gut is gone and we now have hope again.
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May 9, 2013
 
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We're trying! They keep giving us one story after another, even after I gave them the phone numbers of other facilities. I'm so sorry to hear about your father! My heart goes out to you for I know what you went through. It has taken Select less than a month to rob my brother of his will to live and break his spirit. I think they are lying about whether he can swallow or not. He is so hungry and thirsty!! Pray for us because no matter what we try, they just won't let him go!
Thank you for your kind wishes. We were able finally to get my relative transported to a different facility. I was terrified Select would find a way to stop it at the last minute. I can't describe the relief I felt when he was finally in the ambulance on his way away from that hellhole. We had to involve a state agency and his personal doctor in order to accomplish it. I wish your dad's experience would have had a happier ending. I'm so sorry for your loss.
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May 11, 2013
 
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Thank you for your kind wishes. We were able finally to get my relative transported to a different facility. I was terrified Select would find a way to stop it at the last minute. I can't describe the relief I felt when he was finally in the ambulance on his way away from that hellhole. We had to involve a state agency and his personal doctor in order to accomplish it. I wish your dad's experience would have had a happier ending. I'm so sorry for your loss.
so glad you got him moved...good for you and your family for being persistent and getting him out of there. now He can get the care he needs and heal. You take care prayers are still with you.
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May 11, 2013
 
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so glad you got him moved...good for you and your family for being persistent and getting him out of there. now He can get the care he needs and heal. You take care prayers are still with you.
and thank you for your condolences
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May 11, 2013
 
And thank you for your condolences..

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May 28, 2013
 
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Thank God we got my relative out of Select. It took the combined efforts of his family doctor and intervention from our state medical board (to whom I made a report). The speech therapist at the new facility is surprised at how well he can swallow! Select said he couldn't swallow and deprived him of food and drink. It's ghastly what they did. If Select tells you they can't find a facility that will take your loved one, you must make them tell you who they called and then you must confirm it. We found out after the fact they didn't actually contact the other facilities like they claimed they did. I'm telling you, it was like getting my relative out of a prison camp. Very difficult. Select lied, obfuscated, and twisted the truth to keep him there. In the new place, he has already had his bedsores debrided and medicated, had physical and speech and occupational therapy. Finally that knot of fear in my gut is gone and we now have hope again.
thank God for this! i think they dont want you out so that you'll keep on paying the growing bill..
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Jun 3, 2013
 
My mother has been a resident of this hospital for quite some time now. Every time I pass the 'nurses station,' I hear the employees fussing and arguing over who will tend to a particular patient, as if one will not go near a patient whom is not assigned to them. The people there are disgusting, and one particular lady who is always sitting at the telephone, talking amongst everyone about her personal life, is always screaming at people and rolling her eyes. FURTHERMORE, I watched my mothers VENTILATOR hose totally pull apart, scaring me to death, so I found the closest nurse possible, and she slammed down the phone (I assume she was trying to make a hair appointment) and barged into my mothers room to fix it. I'm disgusted, this place is awful. Seems they have no education there whatsoever. Drama floods the place. My mothers stay in this hell is almost over, thank God. In my 42 years of life, I've never seen so much ignorance.
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Jun 6, 2013
 
Lisa A wrote:
My mother has been a resident of this hospital for quite some time now. Every time I pass the 'nurses station,' I hear the employees fussing and arguing over who will tend to a particular patient, as if one will not go near a patient whom is not assigned to them. The people there are disgusting, and one particular lady who is always sitting at the telephone, talking amongst everyone about her personal life, is always screaming at people and rolling her eyes. FURTHERMORE, I watched my mothers VENTILATOR hose totally pull apart, scaring me to death, so I found the closest nurse possible, and she slammed down the phone (I assume she was trying to make a hair appointment) and barged into my mothers room to fix it. I'm disgusted, this place is awful. Seems they have no education there whatsoever. Drama floods the place. My mothers stay in this hell is almost over, thank God. In my 42 years of life, I've never seen so much ignorance.


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#305
Jun 10, 2013
 
How ironic...I posted a comment a few days ago and it's gone. To the person identified as "Concerned" the facility is in Atlanta on Peachtree. For now, our complaints are hushed until she is gone (WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THIS HANDY LITTLE WEBSITE). Sad thing is, we have to fear retaliation. We are a family from Eastern KY, and had the option of 2 Select hospitals that we're aware of here at home, but considering my Grandfather and my six brothers and sisters live near Atlanta, they insisted that she reside there. Big mistake. However, looking at these comments, seems like they are ALL hell. Hopefully family members will check this site out before seeking help for their loved one. I sure wish I had. RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!!!!!!!!!!
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#306
Jun 10, 2013
 
My Fathers month of hell (Before he passed) was in the Atlanta facility.. I know exactly what you are talking about...

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#307
Jun 18, 2013
 
sad.. this is just so sad..
SUE

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#308
Nov 13, 2013
 
Anyone Else? Really,...... Post your comments....,might makč you feel better ......
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#309
Dec 8, 2013
 
I agree in battle creek aswell
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#310
Dec 10, 2013
 
It is 2013 @ Select Speacialty Hospital of Atlanta Ga. is still a company of Discrimnation among staff. Charge Nurse are Verbal abusive and cannot be trusted. Shifts are scheduled by favoratism and friendship. Nurse Techs are abused. Neglect of patients. Reporting complaints to the Corporate and higher authorities of Select Specialty Hospital is a waste of time.This Company Stills their own employees wages. Select Has been reported for keeping employees wages by several employees.Continously vialating Hippa and Osha policies.Working short staff over the patients worker ratio is ongoing for this hospital. Very Sorry Nurses!!!! The nurses @ select likes to pass their work off to the techs. This Company should be an embarrassment to occupy a floor in Emory Midtown Hospital. Question is With all the abuse and unproffessionalism. Why is Select Specialty Hospital currently operating to care for patients with the many complaints and reports against this Ltac hospital.
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#311
Dec 27, 2013
 
That is a very good question. Why isn't the select hospital in down town Atl accredited by the Joint Commission, like the other two selects are in Ga?? What ever happend to the investigation into wrongful deaths at select hospitals by the Senate Finance Committee?? The Senate Finance Committee has substantial power over these long term care hospitals because it oversees medicare. In 2010 they announced the investigation, but what ever happend with it? There are alot of unanswered questions about these hospitals.
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#312
Saturday Mar 22
 
From what I have read on here Select has been firing good nurses who care about their patient and who report inadequate patient care for years. Yet Select continues to deny the true reason for their termination. If needed would anyone talk to a lawyer about Select's inadequate patient care for a current lawsuit.

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