More trouble in HealthConnect land?

Update 7/27/07: This post has been up long enough to make its point, so we’re shortening all of the last names to initials.

Update 2/27/07: A little bird tells us there’s a full-fledged witch hunt going on inside KP HealthConnect in response to this post. It’s being reported that Vijaya Rogers has been running around [...]

Kaiser kidney program whistleblower settles retaliation lawsuit

From San Francisco Business Times:

Kaiser whistleblower settles lawsuit over abrupt firing ? Merlin asked Kaiser for $5 million in damages

by Chris Rauber

David Merlin, the former administrative director of Kaiser Permanente?s troubled Northern California kidney transplant unit, has settled his wrongful termination lawsuit against Kaiser following a Dec. 18 arbitration hearing.

Merlin lost [...]

Another Kaiser whistleblower fired for telling the truth

From the Los Angeles Times:

Suit accuses Kaiser of blackballing

Nursing assistant says she hasn’t been able to get work since aiding a patient-dumping probe. By Tami Abdollah, Times Staff Writer January 13, 2007

A former employee has sued Kaiser Permanente, claiming that the HMO “blackballed” her for participating in a criminal investigation into the [...]

Kaiser whistleblower files lawsuit, raises concerns

From San Francisco Business Times:

by Chris Rauber

A whistleblower who helped instigate regulatory and media investigations of Kaiser Permanente’s troubled Northern California kidney-transplant unit has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit, alleging that senior Kaiser medical-group officials ignored several warnings about mounting problems in the program.

In early May, under pressure from federal and state [...]

Unlicensed students performing X-rays at Kaiser Permanente S.F.

Another case of retaliation for reporting illegal practices at Kaiser:

I hope you can take interest in my horrible experience with Kaiser.

UNLICENSED STUDENTS DID YOUR X-RAYS at SF KAISER HOSPITAL.

I was a x-ray student at Kaiser Permanente School of Allied Health Program at Richmond CA.

When I was interning at the SF Kaiser [...]

Former Kaiser transplant exec sues over termination

From San Francisco Business Times

by Chris Rauber

The former administrator of Kaiser Permanente’s troubled Northern California kidney transplant unit has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the health-care giant, seeking at least $5 million in damages.

The suit, filed Friday in San Francisco Superior Court by the former administrative head of the unit, David [...]

Kaiser Permanente found liable in retaliation case

From the L.A. Times:

By Charles Ornstein, Times Staff Writer June 3, 2006

A Los Angeles County jury found Friday that Kaiser Permanente retaliated against one of its emergency room physicians after he raised concerns about the quality of care at Kaiser’s Bellflower Medical Center.

Kaiser’s affiliated medical group placed Dr. Mark L. Woods on [...]

Former Kaiser Doctor Claims Many Medical Mistakes

KGO By Debora Villalon

Nov. 11 – KGO – A doctor who once worked at Kaiser Permanente in South San Francisco claims preventable medical mistakes happened too often at that hospital. He says cost-cutting moves put patients’ lives in danger, and when he tried to warn Kaiser, he was fired.

Dr. Cyrus Safai, former Kaiser [...]