Monday, January 10, 2011
OSF's Failure to Communicate
Photos by John Carroll
OSF-Saint Francis Medical Center
January 10, 2010
Leona Deemie, pictured above, states that she was abused as a child at St. Francis Hospital when she was hospitalized with polio.
OSF offered her $17,000 dollars and the gag order which would have prevented her from speaking about her abuse or the settlement.
Leona refused the money and terms from OSF.
When I talked with Sister Judith Anne about very important issues in 2001, Sister was unable to find the courage to talk with a nurse that would have told her the truth. I felt then, as I do now, that Sister was advised not to hear the truth because so many people at the top of OSF would be culpable.
So Sister is taking the same approach with Leona Deemie ten years later. Unfortunately, she listens to her counsel and not her conscience. And OSF is suffering greatly.
And so are OSF's Haitian Hearts patients who have been neglected by OSF and have died.
See this news report on what happened today.
Also, see Elaine Hopkins post today.