The Daily News investigated facts. The auditors investigated paperwork. What stinks is the Hospital Administration at the tip top, and the Board. Nobody is blaming the nurses or doctors. A thorough knowledge of hospital finances and Medicare is not necessary to follow the money taken by Mssrs. Miller, Carty and Najawicz. What was the Board thinking? They must have been impressed with Mr. Miller's flim flam show. The Board members should be embarrassed and angry by their inability to question, and their quickness to rubber stamp the scams of the "Three Stooges" at the top of the hospital hierarchy.
Did Mr. Miller use his filthy lucre to purchase his Bakkeroe home, that he had Roy's Construction (who built the Cancer Center) renovate for a sweetheart deal, so that he could flip it and make hundreds of thousands of dollars?
Unless Amos Carty is the son of God, he cannot assure me that nobody died prematurely because they were denied treatment. Chemo and radiation are designed to be given in strict time intervals. Mr. Miller always bragged about operating a "world-class" cancer center. I frequently suggested that he shoot for "standard of care", which is the level of care that any reputable cancer center in the US provides. Denying treatment because of lack of drugs and denying radiation because the machine is down is not even close to "standard of care". For these reasons, I would never recommend that any person with cancer be treated at the Charlotte Kimelman Cancer Institute. The nurses may be great, but great nurses are not going to make one's cancer disappear. I spoke as a "survivor" at the CKCI groundbreaking. I feel badly for the Ambassador and his wife, because they were swindled as badly as the general public has been.
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