The Albuquerque Journal ran another front page story involving the Sequoyah Adolescent Treatment Center. Any press is good press, right? This one involved a former manager. Whistleblower lawsuits are plentiful at DOH and appear that they will be costly to the state's taxpayers. Sadly, all the lawsuits appear to be credible and with merit. Zukowski's case seems to be no exception because her claims have been validated by other agencies including CYFD as we have highlighted here on the website in the past.
Here is the filed complaint:
Suit Faults Psych Services Provider
Editorial: DOH Missed Red Flags On Service Contracts
One would think government bureaucrats getting ready to award a lucrative contract to a mental health provider would have snapped to the idea that more vetting might be needed because the provider was under investigation by another state agency.
And finally a website mention in the Journal
Gov. Has Lost Much of Original Cabinet, Top Staff
Gov. Susana Martinez begins the second half of her four-year term with a Cabinet and top staff that look
much different than when she took office.
Martinez has lost about one out of four of her original Cabinet appointees, as well as about half of her initial hires in the Governor’s Office, including two deputy chiefs of staff.
— This article appeared on page A1 of the Albuquerque Journal
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