Kevin D'Mello Speech at Save Hahnemann Rally with PASNAP

Kevin D'Mello Speech at Save Hahnemann Rally with PASNAP



hi everybody hear me my name is Stephanie bellow I'm a physician at conovan I wanna talk to you today about Hahnemann's patients I'm not gonna talk to you about Hahnemann's a day when patients were being flown in from all over the area come here for organ transplants of heart surgery I've learned that those types of services that any – fluctuate quite a bit over time I want to talk to you about the patient that come to hanaman because this is the closest place that will help them the patients that do not cut you eight I want to talk to you about the patient's of our city with chronic medical problems mostly as a result of their socioeconomic status patients that have fallen through the cracks of our healthcare system and probably every other system these are the patients the people of our city that leave hahnemann even though our ones healthy hostel is now skin and bones and fading before our eyes these patients are still coming to us for help just a couple days ago a resident presented a patient case to me was a six year old man with kidney failure on dialysis and with both legs amputated from peripheral vascular disease all of this the result of terribly controlled dying as an intellectual disability perhaps you man old Miss stroke we don't know so diagnosis was ever given so he lives with his sister and she takes care of them she has two jobs and multiple grand children care for making stress in her life unmanageable they get impossible for her public ever made capacious ideas was promptly out of control because he lacked education and understanding of the disease maybe he didn't receive the attention he and as the fees required due to the in effect the inequities of health care either way he came to the emergency room here in Hana because he missed two sessions of dialysis he was just discharged to a week ago after missing my Alice's and coming to the emergency room in respiratory distress from fluid in his lungs and he missed dialysis again finishing dialysis more and more frequently but my resident asked him I can keeps missing dialysis he just said we didn't want to go anymore when again asked why he said we didn't want to live anymore he didn't want to leave this is just one case but his representative of the deal that we helped at Hana back we will get him dialyzed we'll get him psychiatric support we will discuss options for getting this sister additional help at home if Hahnemann closes these are the patients that our city is failing you might say these patients can just go somewhere else but how many of these patients will die because they will avoid seeking medical help because it's a new place or too far how many patients will die due to delays in care from already high emergency room wait times getting even higher how many patients will die due to the unavoidable medical errors that result from adding more patient earlier to already stressed hospital systems how many of our people's lives are we willing to sacrifice for just another business transaction in our city another deal for property development this is a terrible situation I was thinking about how we got here I can probably talk all day about for-profit companies and bad decisions for the sauce night but perhaps this is our penance for years of quiet resignation to the for-profit companies and a lot of decisions for the South American trusted by the things in life that we truly care about and possibly losing them therefore there will be no more quiet resignation let's bring this hospital back to the people it serves as the city government our new people to assist in reviving this hospital as a non-profit teaching in sedusa [Applause] in communist aid because we build it we can rebuild it in the way there will be a beacon of inner city health care shining forth the ideals of academic medicine dedicated from rooting aligns with every person that walks through floors rich or poor patient or health care worker no matter what sex gender sexuality or race it will be dedicated to improving patient outcomes and satisfaction reducing the cost of health care and fostering the Wellness of every single one of its employees and staff members will be dedicated to being innovative and helping the underserved and improving the health of all Nikki Philadelphia a model city that cares for all of its people Philadelphia thank you [Applause]

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