Reader: Call for transparency should be directed at CPH, too

I just read the opinion page of the Clarion's Sunday edition. They are calling for transparency concerning a private corporation wanting to build an ambulatory surgery center in Kenai (Clarion, Oct. 2).

 

It appears our local paper has a double standard concerning health-care facilities. For years I have asked for exposure of the management style (bullying) at Central Peninsula Hospital. I have spoken to the Hospital Boards, Borough Assembly and written letters to the editor of the Clarion. The paper did print most of my letters.

Where was their call for transparency in the illegal firings of employees? Where was their call for transparency in the attempt to secretly work out a sale of our hospital? Where was their investigation on the knowledge I have concerning the bullying management style?

Today, CPH senior management is changing. It is my belief that the bullying management style has trickled down as acceptable behavior at CPH. Management may change but the bullying behavior will continue.

In December of 2009, Dr. Gary Namie (Workplace Bullying Institute) came to CPH to talk about and develop policies concerning workplace bullying. He told me he was encouraged on what was developed while speaking to management, employees and board members.

It is my understanding these policies were never implemented -- why?
Perhaps our local paper should start asking for transparency at CPH. They should investigate what ever happened to the anti-bullying policies written to keep our hospital safe? It appears the Clarion has a double standard when it comes to health-care facilities.

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