Growing to fast, to big Multicare:
Re: “Suit Against MultiCare says its liens were fraudulent” (TNT, 5-5).
I’m not surprised by this article. When companies grow too fast, it is impossible to fight the bureaucracy; most people don’t have the means or the time to look into all the inefficiencies.
A good example of this is the East Pierce Fire District. Ask anyone from Edgewood or Milton what happened to their hometown fire department, and I bet no one can tell you.
Originally Posted By Rose Hill, Edgewood on The News Tribune Letters to the Editor
Think it doesn’t matter when hospitals grow out of control. In 2011 @costrom wrote an article “ER building boom is wrong prescription, critics say” In the article Sen. Karen Kieser makes an interesting observation.
Multicare has 6 Emergency Departments and 11 Urgent Care Centers in Pierce County. You can only imaging most of the 5000 + trauma victims who are represented in the class action suit arrived into Multicare’s system through one of these conduits.
Free-standing ERs, are cash cows for hospitals, strategically built in affluent areas to lure busy, well-insured patients and collect fat reimbursements. It seems Multicare wasn’t happy with that strategy alone, they had to take a step further by placing alleged fraudulent liens to milk victims settlements also.