Kaiser Permanente Thrive Exposed
November 3, 2007
In early September we posted a letter written by Kaiser victim Jupirena Stein, that had been previously
mailed to Kaiser CEO George Halvorson. Ms. Stein's health has literally been ruined by a botched
surgery at Kaiser, and over a six year period she has collected extensive documentation supporting
her claims...Mr. Halvorson saw fit to have his senior attorney, Mary Parks, call Ms. Stein back, and all
Ms. Parks would say in response to Ms. Stein's heartfelt letter was that "Kaiser has no knowledge of
any wrongdoing." Of course they don't; they never do. Except in this case it was an even more obvious
lie than usual, because Ms. Stein has certainly informed Kaiser, on more than one occasion, of
copious amounts of wrongdoing.
Mr. Halvorson has been sending out weekly email updates to all of his employees, and whenever the
opportunity presents itself he makes a point of saying something similar to this quote from his 5-year
anniversary post: "As an organization of caregivers, we all feel collective pain any time we mis-deliver
care." Every chance he gets, he also likes to repeat that he sympathizes with people who have been
harmed when a mistake has been made. But actions speak louder than words, and the reality of how
Kaiser treats everyone who complains certainly doesn't include the kind of sympathy that involves
willingly making restitution to anyone whose life has been destroyed by Kaiser; or even
acknowledging any wrongdoing, as Attorney Parks made perfectly clear. We haven't been able to find
one single Kaiser member who has been treated like a human being in a dispute with this
"sympathetic" organization, and believe me, we have been actively trying.Four arteries and veins were
severed at a location remote from the site of surgery.
...These four vessels were repaired with four different methods. These are
the procedures required for Board Certification in Dr. Wild’s
field which had not been satisfied until this operation. A
question justifiably arises if this was an accident or a motive
to satisfy certification requirements...
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