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January 7, 2012

The Infamous Collaborative Open Letter to Cabinet Secretary Dr. Catherine Torres and Letter to Legislators

Here is the letter that was sent out legislators and news outlets on 1/6/12 and was featured in Joey Peters' SFReporter blog article. The legislators selected for the mailing were members of Legislative Finance Committee (LFC), Legislative Health and Human Services Committee and the house Health and Government Affairs Committee.

Dear NM Legislators,

We, the NM Department of Health employees, are writing you because we are in desperate need of your assistance.  We have nowhere else to turn at this point as we have exhausted all our avenues. The issue is DOH Cabinet Secretary Dr. Catherine Torres and her administration. Since her appointment she has created a toxic environment at DOH that is both hostile and dysfunctional.  20% or one in five positions are vacant and in many divisions the vacancy rate is well over 30%. Many of our skilled and dedicated peers have left the department for other lower paying positions because of the hostile environment Dr. Torres has fostered.  Dr. Torres and her staff has endangered public health.



Below is an open letter to Dr. Torres that has been well circulated and most of us DOH staff empathize with:

http://kvisit.com/S-Z7TAQ


We are also including some articles about DOH in the press. Please read the stories. Even more interesting are the comments following the articles. Dr. Torres and her staff are very vengeful and vindictive in their actions. As employees we work in fear every day.

Us DOH employees have many different political positions but we all share the same inclination that Dr. Torres and her staff is endangering NM's health and safety net services and destroying a department that is doing some of the most good.

Thank you,

-DOH Staff

3 comments:

  1. THANK YOU FOR BRINGING ALL OF THIS TO EVERYONE'S ATTENTION. wE NEED HELP. A FEW OF US HAVE SENT LETTERS TO THE GOVERNOR AND GOT NO RESPONSE. WHERE ELSE DO WE TURN. NO ONE IS LISTENING. CONTINUE THE GOOD WORK.
    MAYBE SOMEONE CAN HELP US.

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  2. This lady sounds like your worst nightmare; Chucky and Freddy Kruger's offspring Glad I retired in 2010.

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  3. Didn't the lady that became Governor say "no mas" to this type of government when she ran. Oh well, what can you expect from a politician.. You are no help Susana!

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