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January 25, 2013

New Mexico Department of Health has a New Cabinet Secretary

Here is the announcement:



State of New Mexico
Office of the Governor
Susana Martinez
Governor


Contact: Enrique Knell
(505) 819-1398
enrique.knell@state.nm.us


For Immediate Release
January 25, 2013


Governor Susana Martinez Names
Retta Ward Secretary of New Mexico Department of Health;
Gino Rinaldi Appointed Secretary of
Aging and Long-Term Services Department


SANTA FE – Governor Susana Martinez announced today that she has nominated Retta Ward to serve as Secretary of the Department of Health and Gino Rinaldi to serve as Secretary of the Aging and Long-Term Services Department.


Ward will take over the top position at the Department of Health after serving as Secretary of the Aging and Long-Term Services Department since February 2011. She was confirmed unanimously for that position by the New Mexico Senate during the 2012 legislative session.


“As Secretary of the Aging and Long-Term Services Department, Retta Ward has shown a passion for public service and an important understanding of our state’s public health needs,” said Governor Martinez. “I have asked her to take on this new role because I am confident that Ms. Ward will excel as a cabinet secretary for one of New Mexico’s largest state agencies. She is up to the challenge of leading the Department of Health and working to ensure the health and well-being of all New Mexicans.”


In addition to her service as Secretary of the Aging and Long-Term Services Department, Ward has worked as an educator and health professional. She previously managed the Arthritis Program for the Arizona Department of Health Services and worked as a health educator for Albuquerque Public Schools. Prior to her position at ALTSD, Ward taught advanced biology courses and worked as a school administrator in Cave Creek, AZ. Ward earned her undergraduate degree in Health Education from the University of New Mexico and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Arizona.

What are your thoughts?

114 comments:

  1. What do we know about this person? Is Brad still in the circle of trash or will he be going to work for Dr. Babak Mirin?

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    1. Babak does need someone to manage his publicity!

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    2. I could do his PR work for him...

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  2. No more Brad? He is not going to be Secretary? I bet this site had something to do with that!!!!!!!!!! Good work again, JP!!

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  3. Oh please, oh please, let this be a postiive change for DOH!

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  4. I guess the vetting process didn't work out for Brad. I wonder how much the psychiatric contract for SATC factored into it? Hard to get confirmed with that dark cloud hanging over your head....

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    1. Do you really think Keith Gardner will let his buddy take the fall for him?

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  5. He probably got a promotion



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    1. Everyone else connected to Martinez seems to be getting hired over at UNM.

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  6. Bye...Bye...Brad! hope not to see you in the future! Oh don't forget to take your dirty friends with you!

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  7. Does anyone find it odd that the release didn't mention Brad and thank him? It seems like it would have if he was sticking around. Or is it wishful thinking?

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    1. I can't predict the future, but it would not surprise me or i'm sure anyone else if we hear real soon that Brad is going to be "wanting to spend more time with his family". (Hahaha)

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  8. It is a shame that it doesn't pay enough to get a physician for this post, as it should. DOH is paying Dr. Mirin almost a million dollars a year for his various state contracts (for subtandard care) and this position pays what - less than $200 K?

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  9. Retta Ward is a "yes" person and is somehow related to Keith Gardner, she treated staff at Aging like they were school kids. I know many at Aging dept are pleased she has left, however they are worried Gino R. will no longer be held back from bullying staff at Aging. It appears that Retta was a place keeper and some believe it is the Governors intention to roll Aging into the department of Health at some point. If Retta serves Health like she did Aging don't expect anything to have a positive change she is incapable of making a good decision on her own and she will use vindictive tactics while she smiles and claims she is not that way. Do not trust this person, all her choices are all politically motivated.

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    1. Maybe if she reads this web site she'll reconsider the appointment. Already attacked before she sets foot in the office doesn't bode well for her, and doesn't speak well of the people she'll have to work with. Confronted with a hostile staff on her first day, she will have to work a miracle to succeed where so many others have failed.

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    2. That's true! Is anyone on this site going to ever be happy with who is appointed? Torres is gone and McGrath is out so why not give Ward a chance? Hopefully Governor Martinez is looking at these people and getting rid of them so she can be re-elected. Hopefully McGrath is gone followed closely by Gardner, Mirin, Westbrook, Adams and all the circle of trash. Lets wait and see what Ward does before we condemn her! Heard in senior management meeting earlier McGrath isn't sure he is staying because he hasn't heard from the Governor and is very offended that he isn't the new secretary!

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    3. Let's not forget Old' ass wipe Jim Green. He seems to stick around regardless of who is in charge. This guy is responsible for a lot of the morale issues that the regular workers have. If there was a nuclear war, two things would probably survive, Jim Green and cockroaches. Sorry to group the two of you together cockroaches. As for the "Circle of Trash", they too can be included in the cockroach category.

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    4. The governor does not deserve to be re-elected if she doesn't clean up the corruption in her government. In fact, she will be considered a knowing, willing participant in the corruption.

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  10. I read from an interview she gave as aging sec. that she met the governor through her long-time friend, a state senator from ROSWELL. Oh No! The Roswell connection again!

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  11. Maybe with Brad McGrath gone, Anita Westbrook will soon be gone. With her poor record of how she messes places/people up, she should have been gone years ago.

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  12. Dr. Mirin used to speak often (when threatening employees) that he "had full protection" from Santa Fe.
    If that protection was Brad McGrath, what now happens to Mirin? If Mirin is not gone soon, we will conclude that his protection was higher up. But I don't think the governor is willing to let Dr. Mirin's stinky business that close to her.

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  13. Watch how the fleas like Bernice, Mike, Eileen, and the "Circle of Trash" jump from the dog known as McGrath to the new dog named Retta. The ultimate survivalists that on the spur of the moment will turn on each others if that's what it takes to get buy. Pathetic! I would hate to rob a bank with this bunch as they would sing like a bird to stay out of jail. I would hope that Retta would educate herself and read this website to see what these people are all about and what she is inheriting, but alas, she sound like she is cut from the same cloth as Torres and McGrath, so this scum will survive and be just fine:( That sucks!!

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  14. Does anyone know if old Brad was around today? Hoping not, and that others will follow. Does anyone know?

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  15. Regardless of who the new sec is - Mirin has to go. He will continue to be exposed until he is no longer doing business with the state. How long that takes will depend on how much embarrassment Sec. Ward and perhaps the governor are willing to endure. Others should go to, but that would be a good start.

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  16. No one cares already, Mirin must have really impacted your life girlfriend.. Get over him and move on with your life! It's embarrassing and reduces you as a person:(

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    1. reality check1/29/13, 12:01 AM

      I wonder to which "girlfriend" this latest misogynistic voice refers? One of the "girlfriends" who was fired from her job and lost her income? Yes, that would really impact someones life. Or one of the "girlfriends" who continues to endure the dreadful SATC administration, the constant fear of retaliation, and the blatant hostility that Mirin has towards women? Yes, that too would impact someones life.

      What I find to be truly embarrassing is the shameful deceit, corruption, and deception that is perpetrated by Mirin, Westbrook, Frink, and Lucero, as well as the famous "circle of trash". Oh yes, and the governor and her right hand man.

      And speaking of people that "don't care", I see that you continue to read this blog and comment, so obviously SOMEONE does care, huh?

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    2. Mirin has "impacted" our work lives, and our program, and if you don't see that, you have been sleeping.

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    3. So why are you reading and posting on this website? If you are happy with the changes then there would be no reason for you to post on this particular blog. This website is for those who see problems and are pushing for change. You should not come to this blog and post your pro-management propaganda.

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    4. What most reduces someone as a person is when they see wrong and don't try to right it.

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    5. How absurd that someone would get on THIS website and start their post with "No one cares already".

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    6. "No one cares already", that's a HORRIBLE thing to say! You may not care, but there are some of us here that do CARE! You are totally MISSING the point! I have a feeling you will eat your words when it's your turn to be placed under the microscope and your ethic, morals, and integrity are being questioned, then being told that you are WRONG for having them! What make you think that your exempt from any of this? WAKE UP already and join the REAL WORLD!

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  17. Curious about Brad. Is he around?

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  18. Still wondering about brad......

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    1. No news is good news???

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  19. For those of us in Albuquerque and not Santa Fe, we want to know if Brad is around. I am confused as to why no one can answer whether he has been around this past week and what may be happening.

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  20. Brad was in the LFC hearing on Tuesday and he was a big part of the meet and greet for Retta Ward on Wednesday. He is still around and looks like he is going back to the Deputy Secretary of Facilities. He won't leave because he still had his buddy Mirin in place and won't want to lose that and the extra money he pockets as a kickback. We can hope Retta sees the light and asks for him to step down or go back to Roswell soon.

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  21. I hear there are more directed actions from cyfd at satc?

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    1. As long as Dr. Mirin is at SATC, there will be wrongdoings followed by directed actions. Thank goodness for oversight agencies.

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  22. SAC managenment cares NOTHING about their employees! Shame on you Governor for treating your state employees this way!

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  23. Do you mean SATC management? More problems? can you elaborate a little more on that?

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    1. Yes - I can't type when I am mad! Not "more problems", the same problems! Why would anything have changed as long as Anita Westbrook is in charge?

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    2. Anita Westbrook is incompetent, unprofessional, and vindictive. Obviously the Governor likes people like that in leadership positions, else she would have fired Westbrook. I am sure the Governor has seen the letter from the Chief Medical officer of Turquoise Lodge, as well as the Journal articles. The problem is that it is us- the taxpayers- that will be paying for this in the numerous lawsuits. That will not help her re-election bid.

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  24. Problems? Not respecting your employees or caring about their skills and perspectives; targeting people; making ill-advised, unilateral decisions without regard to consequences to people or program. Creating the most unsupportive and hostile work environment I have EVER worked in. Same old problems Anita Westbrook has created at every facility she has "managed".

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    1. Although it is wrong and unfair - what they are doing there- sometimes I feel like it is simply NOT WORTH IT! Any sense of dedication or need for job security simply doesn't prevail when you have to go into such an environment. It is probably time to go since the governor obviously thinks it is okay for state employees to be treated this way.

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    2. I thought Brad had sent down a couple of DOH folks to hear employees concerns? What ever happened with that?

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    3. Well it's troubling to hear that the same problems still exist at your facility. I guess if anything it sounds like it's worse! You mention "hostile" environment, can't you take it to a higher level or different agency to make complaints about that?

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    4. They heard our concerns, left, and never came back to help. Obviously they didn't care either.

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    5. I thought SATC had a Union? Are they even doing anything to help you guys out?

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    6. No - they seem to be in bed with Santa Fe HR.

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    7. Brad had sent a couple of DOH people down to hear our concerns. They listened and said they would get back to us. They left, never to be heard from again.

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    8. Well that figures! Nothing like giving people FALSE hope to think that someone other than them actually cares about the program.

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    9. Remember Anita Westbrook's email posted here that said Louis Trujillo and Gayle Nash would be working on-site at SATC? Well, where are they? Did they end up being sympathetic to employee concerns therefore are being kept out of sight?

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    10. That is a great point! Where are these people you mention? Perhaps they were figments of our imaginations since they are nowhere to be found or at least not here at SATC! Perhaps they were sympathetic to employee concerns? Perhaps they were just there to assess if there was any direct threat to the folks up in Santa Fe? Or perhaps they just don't care about the program and the dirty dealings of administration!

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  25. How can the governor oppose a 1% pay increase for her employees while paying crooked contract psychiatrist Babak Mirin a million per year when a staff psychiatrist would normally earn $150,000 per year? Shameful.

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  26. Silence. That's the sound when you continue the junta to find the ones who ask for the truth.

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    1. The Albuquerque Journal articles told the truth.

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  27. Silence is golden, duck tape is silver!

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  28. What can anyone tell me about the Foundation for Open Government and Executive Director Gwyneth Doland. Is there help available from this group? Should some of us contact her?

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  29. SHAME ON CWA FOR DOING NOTHING TO HELP DOH EMPLOYEES

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    1. CWA is mostly powerless. If you get fired, good luck. Probably should hire an attorney rather than depend on the union.

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    2. Too bad. Then why bother having a union?

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  30. SATC, through Anita Westbrook, is a hostile working environment. Staff are being discriminated against for questioning improper practices by management. Anita Westbrook commits improper and illegal activities on a daily basis that is easily proveable. Dr. Mirin clearly discriminates based on gender, and that also is easily proveable. Management's response is to fire some, transfer others, give uncharacteristically low performance evaluations or disciplinary actions to others. Management was overheard saying things that clearly demonstrate their targeting of employees who they believe are most critical of them. They think they are getting away with all of this. But, in fact, oversight agencies, lawyers, federal agencies, and media all have ongoing investigations. For those employees not wanting to wait to be improperly fired, you may still be able to seek recourse by demonstrating a "constructive discharge" - in other words, if conditions became so intolerable (as they certainly already are) that one is forced to resign, you may still have legal recourse. Perhaps if enough decide that this is their only solution, a class action lawsuit can be prepared.

    But, I agree, the union should be helping but evidently is doing nothing to help their members.

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    1. The union has been representing me in many ways. CWA has been coaching me through this whole ordeal. Our stewards have been assisting me with my responses. I know at one time there were talks about a group greivance regarding the Couseling Statements that were issued during Thanksgiving (while attending the Thanksgiving function with the pt and their families" but from what I understand none of my co-workers were willing to sign a letter informing DOH to allow CWA to represent them. Because of that I decided to work alone with CWA on my issues.

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    2. Well, we have seen what happens when people sign anything "en masse" at SATC.

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  31. SATC is no doubt operating under, and in a "HOSTILE" environment. I am still struggling to understand why SATC is allowed to operate under these conditions? It appears that all of these oversight agencies that are doing their own investigations are dragging their feet! I understand that investigations take time to get worked out but how much longer do we have to wait? When is this OVERBEARING, RUTHLESS, CORRUPT, EVIL situation going to come to an end? Are all of these concerns and pleas for help falling on deaf ears?

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    1. Depends on how much Anita Westbrook's mismanagement continues to cost the state in whistleblower lawsuits.... One thinks the governor would be concerned about this - I know the taxpayers will be. Many of these lawsuits will be in court or in settlement about the time the governor is running for re-election. The public will be reminded that the problems Anita Westbrook caused were raised in many ways and the governor ignored Westbrook's illegal practices; Mirin's dirty contracts, etc. Then it is time for the state to pay up for Westbrook's misdeeds. Problem is, it is we the taxpayer's paying for it. But is likely will cost the governor her second term.

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    2. Let us see how high the corruption goes.

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    3. In my opinion the corruption IS directly in the governor's office. I am sure she reads the papers which are replete with exposures of serious misdeeds in her cabinet - obviouisly, she condones them.

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  32. Dr. Mirin has job posting to hire psychiatric nurses for up to $150k per year. These are positions for state facilities with whom he has contracts. Keep in mind that the great State of New Mexico is paying for this through his contracts. Too bad state nurses don't make this much!

    Ad:
    Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners

    Albuquerque, NM

    New Mexico Psychiatric Services, Inc. seeks Nurse Practitioners in Psychiatry to service our patients in inpatient and outpatient settings in Albuquerque, Carlsbad, and Roswell, New Mexico. _Flexible hours _Potential Annual Income +150K _Possibility of Income Supplementation with optional on-call participation _Immediate openings Please Contact Dr. Azita Mirin:... Cell ... Job Requirements:...

    Date Posted - 02/04/2013



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  33. Knock Knock
    Who's there?

    NOT THE UNION.

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  34. Their efforts for you must have taken all of their time, leaving none to address the many other problems: filling of union jobs with contract workers; not addressing the serious safety issues resulting from reduced staffing; promotions given under the table; improper discliplinary actions; complete disregard for employees, and an overall hostile working environment.

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    1. Promotions given under the table, improper disciplinary actions, complete disregard for employees, and an overall hostile working environment, sounds like you are describing Santa Fe, ASD, under Mike Mulligan, Bernice Gonzalez and Jim Green, lmfao.

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    2. Speaks volumes about our governor

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    3. Mirin will fall, Westbrook will fall - their professional behavior is just too egregious to continue without having serious consequences for the governor.

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    4. What about the consequences for the safety of residents NOW!

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  35. SATC is no longer a safe institution. If DOH does not replace the current administration with people who care about the safety of staff and residents, someone is going to be seriously hurt.

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    1. When was it safe? In all the years I can't recall it ever being a safe environment. Let me guess, it was safe when Lea was there right! Wrong! Wrong! Wrong!

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    2. The notion of safety at Sequoyah is a matter of degrees and perspectives. Of course it was always inherently dangerous, given the clients it serves, but previous administrators (which includes Lea, but not just her) have always made safety the priority. Not providing enough adequately trained staff is a set up. How can anyone who knows what is going on there believe the level of safety is the same now as it was a year ago? And not just the staff safety-- more importantly, the safety of the kids! How many kids have been in fights in the last 6 months compared to last year? How many residents have been injured since July? The problem is not that Lea is not there, it is that Anita, Brenda, Dana, Mirin, Kathy, and anyone else with the power have made changes that have caused it to become unstable and therefore unsafe. I can only hope that someone will recognize what is going on here before someone is seriously injured. But if the worst does happen, I will be in line to testify that administration was well informed of the potential and did nothing to stop it.

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    3. Ill testify too

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    4. If you want the media to believe you then record it get on your video phone or get a device that will record then present to the media and then maybe they will take this serious because it doesn't sound like they are taking any of you serious. That's just my advise.

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    5. Great advice- if you want to get someone in HUGE legal trouble. Don't worry about this not being taken seriously- more is coming and there will be more media. Besides no one needs to stoop to illegal activity to expose the problems because all the necessary evidence can and is being obtained legally.

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    6. Really Babak you think satc staff are dumb enough to be duped by your comment? Think again!

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    7. SATC was a safer place before. Much of the stablity has been lost as long time, dedicated, and experienced people have left. No one can attribute the changes to the loss of just one person. It is the loss of so many people and the loss of the spirit of SATC. No one that has left was perfect, but together we made SATC what it was. I know I can't remember everyone, but here are some of the casualties of this administration:

      Dr. Gardner. No need to explain, the effect of losing him is obvious.

      Phyllis, who has here almost as long as Dr. Gardner, retired early to save herself from the insanity. Phyllis provided a great deal of stablity to the place due to her experience, knowledge, and the respect afforded to her by both administration and direct care staff.

      Lea who was the glue that held together the milieu and a tireless supporter of staff and residents.

      Dr. Crumley who was the respected medical director for many years. He was a constant advocate for nurses and the medical department, which is now a complete disaster.

      Nursing staff. How many are left? Only enough to staff one nurse during waking hours? How long can these nurses keep working like that?

      The education department has almost entirely turned over. Why did some of the wonderful teachers leave??? To escape the insanity!

      The medical records department has entirely turned over. No offense to the new staff, because how can anyone expect them to maintain the high quality the department used to have when they have an ignorant and uncaring administrator dictating to them?

      Clinical staff are becoming more sparce all the time, and look for that department to experience even more turn over soon...

      And of course, the backbone of the facility has been crushed. How many milieu staff have left? Two lodge managers are gone due to daring to disagree. Several people have quit, retired, and even walked out. Remember when working an overtime shift was rare? Remember when you could call on the radio for help, and at least half a dozen people came in a matter of seconds? Remember when you felt like someone always had your back?

      And those of us who are left have lost our voices and in the saddest cases our love for the job. How dare this adminstration treat us this way?

      Those of us who are still here are bearing the brunt of all the losses. We are trying to balance between keeping our jobs and still making ethical choices, but it becomes harder each day.

      Hang in there. Remember that we are here for the kids, and as long as there are staff here who remember what SATC is supposed to be it is not dead yet.

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    8. When you do the ethical thing there, they fire you.

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    9. They're gone, get over it. Nothing last forever, not even us. If you go further into the past, you had staff having inappropriate relations with residents. Some staff higher than a kite passed out while watching the kids and still maintained their positions. Why doesn't anyone mention that BS that went on under the old administration?

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    10. There were bad staff in the past, and some staff who did questionable things have recently received promotions.

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  36. SATC can NEVER be a safe place under the current administration because Anita Westbrook TRULY does not care about staff or residents!

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  37. The place is so damn unstable that residents are now going after each other. This has been happening with increasing frequency ever since Mirin came and he and Anita started destabilizing the program. DOH: Wake up before there is serious injury or death!!!!!

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    1. Some of you reading this blog will think it is far-fetched that a death could occur at SATC.... but just ask Mirin and Anita if it is possible as they both already have their names on one wrongful death lawsuit each. Maybe they want to add to that list? How many of you there would like to add that distinction to your resume?

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    2. DOH hired Mirin knowing he had a wrongful death suit against him?

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    3. DOH hired Mirin with a wrongful deathsuit AND a medicaid fraud investigation!!

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    4. I think we should rename this department DUH!!

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  38. I bet this website can be used as evidence when a parent sues the state for wrongful death of a resident.....as well as testimony in whistleblower's lawsuits, licensing sanctions, etc. But, given that DOH didn't care that Dr. Mirin currently has a wrongful death suit against him when they hired him, I guess they won't care about the next death. But, unlike employees at Sunrise Mental Health Center, SATC employees (past and present) will be standing in line to testify on behalf of the family suing the state. So many, many attempts to inform DOH of the problems at SATC, all of them ignored by DOH. Sad that it might take a tragedy to get their attention.

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  39. This is serious, folks! And just because DOH won't listen doesn't mean others won't. Call DRNM; call JACHO, call licensing, call the Albuquerque JOurnal reporter. It is your responsibility!

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  40. NOTHING can improve at SATC until Anita Westbrook is gone. I don't understand what DOH is doing, but they will regret it - something really tragic will happen at SATC, and staff will go in droves to testify that despite being told - by many people - many times and in many ways - that serious problems exist - DOH - nor the governor did anything.

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    1. So true - they can also use the 4 year-old Turqouise Lodge report to substantiate that DOH knew about similar problems with Anita Westbrook when she was in charge there. She has a long record of misbehavior.

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    2. Some people go on in life complaining not realizing it's truly a waist of time. A year has went by and people are gone and new people are in power, so what! If you have been living on this planet in the past decade, you should know that's just how it goes and it will continue even when we're all gone. Losers complain and Winners train. Survival of the fitist.

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    3. I hope evolutionary strength turns out not to have any intelligence requirement.

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    4. I see this is the quality of that type employee that will benefit under Westbrook's incompetent management.

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    5. Wow. Scary.

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    6. So as not to "waist" your time, I suggest you not spend a moment posting on a website that challenges, rather than benefits from, incompetence, greed, and arrogance.

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    7. I can't believe that you consider raising legitimate concerns for residents and staff safety as "complaining". It is EXTREMELY obvious that new people are in "power" as you say, but what you fail to notice is that they have their best interest in the front of their minds and not the residents or the staffs so I guess your right... in many ways that we are the "losers", the BIGGEST LOSERS! These people who are in "power" are ABUSING it, not to mention that they are setting a poor example for everyone! True winners are not SELFISH, they put their "teams" interests before theirs! True winners are RESPECTED not FEARED!

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    8. You only wait for bad things to happen in order to validate your complaints. Many "Questionable" things happened in the past and nothing was done! Not to mention the kids that were discharged in the past, back in the system for murder and violent crimes. All under the old administration.

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    9. We can only do our best while the kids are with us. Unfortunately, we have no control over the dysfunctional communities they discharge to.

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    10. The way I see it, SATC staff are not "waiting" for bad things to happen, they are being proactive to try to prevent any more bad things. It is unfortunate that those who can and should be hearing the "complaints" are dismissing/minimizing/covering the concerns. There is no need to "wait" for bad things to happen- bad things happen far to frequently. Hopefully CYFD will do something before it is too late.

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  41. I hope Dr. Miran and Dr. Baktar have good malpractice insurance!

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  42. Misbehavior? How about licensing violations; senior medical staff resigning so as not to compromise their "personal or professional integrity" by following Westbrook's (some illegal) orders; continuing patterns of disrespect to staff ("being treated as subhuman"); wrongful death suit, etc, etc, etc.
    Governor Susana Martinez - is this who you choose to keep in leadership positions? Really? And you hope to be re-elected after all of this hits the newspapers? Good Luck!

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  43. Has anyone considered filing a lawsuit?

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  44. Did everyone attend Secretary Ward's forum the past two days? She seems like a nice and sincere person. Hopefully she sees the writing on the wall regarding Brad, Jom, Teresa and Bernice and puts them in their place. Outside of DOH!

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    1. So far as I know currently Bernice, Rick, James are still bullying employees and as long as they have Jim to back them up and Human Resources No way will it stop I don't believe the new secretary will get involved not with Jim glued to her. Thats just my opinion. Whats your opinion.

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  45. Quoting Susana in naming Ward to her post: "I have asked her (Rhetta Ward) to take on this new role because" (choose one): 1. Brad McGrath wasn't working out for me; 2. Catherine Torres wasn't working out for me either; 3. No one will ever work out for me at DOH!

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  46. Anita Westbrook announced at a staff meeting yesterday that this weeks licensing investigation found no deficiencies. Really , Anita? Would you like to bet your job on that?

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  47. The Mirins', both of these horrific D'rs also run Sunrise Mental Hospital in Roswell. They also own NMPS , I believe they have a total of 6 businesses in NM. I hope they BOTH lose the right to practice medicine for life and all assets are taken and given in damages to the numerous people they have hurt. Further investigations should take place into the mistreatment of their patients. Over drugging, threatening, cruel and barbaric treatment, false notes and charts etc. The staff at Roswell are bad too and I am SO glad to see that others at this facility stood up for the rights of the patients there. People with Mental Illness are a far to easy target, as they are often not believed and fail to submit complaints against Dr's, Staff and facilities. To obtain legal representation is almost impossible. So people like this can get away with terrible deeds to patients, with no consequences. I know so many people who have been hurt by them. The only things that interests this team at all of their businesses is how to generate as much money as they can. In answer to someone. Yes they have good insurance and their own on premises attorney at the NMPS Clinic in Roswell, deep pockets for sure,,,,,,,,, however, with these continuing report's, looks like their days are numbered. You can fool some of the people some of the time, KARMA!

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