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Son of Dead Holy Family Patient Takes Aim at LeapFrog Group Rating of Hospital

In what is a continuation of his efforts to seek justice for his mother, Helen Marie Bousquet, Brian Evans will stop at nothing.

 Evans originally contacted the “LeapFrog” group, who claims to be a non-profit organization (the executive salaries are displayed no where on their website). It’s CEO, Leah Binder, wrote Evans a letter advising him that most of the data that led to their recent rating was from 2011 data, and nothing current.

 Evans initiated that letter after an hour long conversation with Binder, who told him to “go after them,” he says. Evans then advised her to “put what you are saying in writing.”

 Delicately as she may have, she wrote the letter (see letter) to Evans, advising him that the scores were from long ago, and not recent. Evans then went public with the letter (HERE

 Just eleven days after writing that letter to Evans, and after Evans then went public as it pertained to her letter, Binder then provided new quotes that appear on the news section of The Holy Family Hospital.

 You may see that press release HERE

 Binder, just a week before in an email, asked Evans to come visit her offices, until it was learned Evans went public with the letter she wrote him.

 In response to Binder’s about-turn, Evans has filed a complaint with the IRS EO Classification unit of the IRS, which determines a 501 (c)’s eligibility.

 “Why would a non-profit organization all of a sudden make it an issue to get a press release up on the Holy Family Hospital website, a Steward Health Care System Hospital, just eleven days after both inviting me to meet with her, and sending me a letter that supports my efforts? Answer…pressure from above. That’s my opinion, and I believe the facts speak for themselves.”

 The LeapFrog Group, which claims to be a non-profit, does not reveal salaries of it’s employee’s. One website, http://www.indeed.com/salary/The-Leapfrog-Group.html, claims that the average employee receives about $94,000 per year.

 “Spoken like a true non-profit,” says Evans.

 Meanwhile the Department of Health has advised State Senator Tarr’s office that they are about to wrap up the investigation into what happened to Brian’s mother. However, Evans then complained to the senators that none of the witnesses, family and friends who were at the hospital ICU the night she died when Evans claims they all overheard doctor’s and nurses claim that his mother should have been monitored, had been contacted by the DPH. Evans was also upset to learn that the same state investigator was also the investigator for CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) on the federal level.

 “How is there federal oversight when you file two separate complaints, one for state, and one for federal, only to have the both of them investigated by the very same person? The conclusion has no second pair of eyes,” says Evans. “It bewilders my mind. It’s no wonder people don’t take it as far as I have. It feels like they are acting as advocates for the hospital’s. One investigator asked someone else this also happened to why they weren’t putting their own CPAP’s on if they have sleep apnea. How about…because they just got out of surgery and are still on morphine. Is that a good enough reason?”

 “The thing that people involved in this have to understand is, this is my mother this happened to. I will go to the end of the Earth to find justice for her, and I will go after anyone who gets in the way of that, or who attempts to put blame on my mother for expecting treatment…in a damn hospital.”

 Meanwhile, The Boston Globe wrote a blistering story about nurses protesting The Holy Family Hospital in yesterday’s (12/23/12) edition of their newspaper, which you may view here

 “I wonder how LeapFrog feels about their December 14th “emergency rating” when this comes out just 9 days later,” says Evans.

 Evans will soon be appearing on CNN to discuss what happened to his mother. His mother’s website, www.helenbousquet.com, has a detailed listing of what he’s doing to seek justice for his mother, along with other information about the matter

 

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Tom Duggan

Tom Duggan

Tom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover Massachusetts, a former Lawrence School Committeeman, former political director for Mass. Citizens Alliance, a 1990 Police Survivor and hosts the Paying Attention! Radio Program on 980WCAP in Lowell, Massachusetts. You can email your comments to valleypatriot@aol.com.

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6 Responses to Son of Dead Holy Family Patient Takes Aim at LeapFrog Group Rating of Hospital

  1. Anonymous because I work at Holy Family Hospital Reply

    December 28, 2012 at 8:46 PM

    Good. All these “rating companies” are just a bunch of crap. These “non-profits” (even the Red Cross) have executives who make hundreds of thousands of dollars. I always thought that LeapFrog thing was a joke, and I’ve worked at Holy Family for years.

  2. Chris Paolino Reply

    December 29, 2012 at 10:56 PM

    The Unholy Family Hospital should be shut down, plane and simple. It’s run like a Dunkin Donuts (which they have one of in the lobby). Some nurses work a second job AT the Dunkin Donuts at this location. Seriously. They do. The nurses protesting the hospital weeks after this guy kicked up serious dirt was by no way a coincidence. Investigators have been all over this hospital since Evans began his campaign. I’ve never seen anything like it in all my years working here. Feds, state officials, it’s been unbelievable over here.

  3. Scott Harris Reply

    December 31, 2012 at 10:46 AM

    Wow. So the LeapFrog chick writes him a letter, and clearly, that letter defends themselves as it says the “rating” they gave Holy Family was from 2011. Then, 9 days after they write him a letter, the same woman gives Holy Family a glowing safety rating. Then…9 days after that, The Boston Globe reports nurses are protesting the hospital…over safety issues in not having enough nurses to treat the patients (I’m sure they bill the patient despite how many nurses they have the very same amount).

    LeapFrog should be investigated, and I’d love to know who their “donors” are in their 501(c) standing. I’d be curious if Steward Health Care System, who owns Holy Family, is one of those donors.

  4. Carl Rodgers Reply

    January 2, 2013 at 11:59 AM

  5. Steve Arnold Reply

    January 5, 2013 at 1:01 PM

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