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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Hartley Hall Horror Update Pt. 2

Last evening, editor Joe Albero received word from Jim Mathias about the situation at Hartley Hall reported on Monday morning here on Salisbury News.

His message goes as follows:
Good evening.
As a result of your post, Monday May 15, 2017, and my concern for the public's safety, I contacted the Acting Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. This acton caused the Office of Health Care Quality to survey Hartley Hall on site today, May 16, 2017. As a result, the Office of Health Care Quality is conducting an investigation as empowered by their federal authority. The final report will likely be issued in approximately two weeks, and will be a public document. I will keep you advised.
We will keep you all abreast of additional actions and information as they come available.

---Developing

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Way to go!!!! If only they investigated the Salisbury crime cover up too

Anonymous said...

Well, to me that sounds like news worth telling, but I won't hold my breath until I see the report, and if they actually put action behind it...

Anonymous said...

Glad to see something is being done with this situation. It's about time. There needs to be action taken against Hartley Hall for not doing their due diligence insuring patients and staff safety. It's a dereliction of Crowley's duty to all concerned. He should be fired (once again) and a new administrator who knows what they're doing needs to take over.

Anonymous said...

Noticed the media in Salisbury aka WMDT, WBOC, Daily Times, doesn't seem to think this situation isn't dire enough to report. Makes you wonder what else they're not reporting that we need to know about doesn't it?

Anonymous said...

Does the nursing programs at SU and WorWic have students working in places like Hartley for training? Why aren't they demanding an inquest be done in this situation because it would put their students in danger as well as everyone else working there?

Anonymous said...

Anon 9:13 Covered in the Daily Times

Anonymous said...

Bc there good ole snowflakes that look the other way.

Anonymous said...

Anon 923 not true. Just searched DelmarvaNow site and there's no story about this. Nice try.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Jim Mathias, for doing what's right.

Anonymous said...

State arrived yesterday, They left late in the evening. I overheard on staff say " the state won't leave until they see Hartley has a staff member at his door. Even housekeeping and dietary can sit with him," . I walked down that hallway, curious like I am, And nobody was around, several little old ladies in the room beside him. I looked at one of those ladies laying there helpless. My heart sank. They are only going to tell you what you want to hear. But seeing for myself, there's not much in change.

Anonymous said...

Has the man who committed the crime been removed from the property?

Anonymous said...

They 've had men in there for a long,
long time now.

Anonymous said...

They've had men as residents there as far back as the sixties. Yes. It was founded by a women's organization but has always welcomed men as residents. People are clearly misinterpreting what they read on the website. Even the photos on the top of the home page include men.

Anonymous said...

They can't remove him without him being reassigned to another nursing home or his family withdraws him.

Anonymous said...

All the nursing homes in the area need to be investigated. Manokin Manor staff abuse patients. One night when they thought no one was around, a relative heard screaming down the hall and saw two nurse aides throwing ice water in the face of a patient with no legs in a wheel chair by the nurse station. It was reported but nothing was done.

Anonymous said...

Glad to see Mathias has done one thing right. Lets not forget what his overall voting record is in the Maryland Legislature. He's still a tried and true Democrat.

Anonymous said...

Mr Matthias, would you please stop by Berlin Nursing and Rehab too? Please ask the patients in rehab how long it's been since their sheets were changed. While you are there, look at the menus! Nothing healthy or appropriate was served there during the 2 weeks that a family member of mine was there. It was so bad that we had food delivered so she could eat.

Unknown said...

EVERY nursing home has abused patients. I have worked in them in years past and have seen it first hand, even here on the shore. I would be called racist if I mentioned the worst offenders. And I have even witnessed family members abusing their 'loved ones'. Usually in the form of financial matters. Getting power of attorney over their mother for example and selling everything she had and keeping the monies.

There are indeed horror stories behind the facade.

Anonymous said...

8:04 if the family did not sell everything she owned, the nursing home would have it instead of them. Seen it happen.

Anonymous said...

everyone please look into the background of the medical director at hartley hall...(BARAL) .he has sexually abused as well and it is public record in the maryland board of medicine. how horrible does one facility have to be......

Anonymous said...

They are all horrible. I've worked in a few. I wouldn't let them take care of my cat, and certainly not my family.

Anonymous said...

11:14 - Dr.Baral was acquitted of these charges. They were bogus and were found to be bogus. Why bring him into this? He's a very honorable man and a great doctor!!!!!

Anonymous said...

What's really sick is how some people toot the horn and congratulate a 'career elected official' (AKA tax leech) for making some phone calls for a matter that could have and should have been handled by the facility's Administrator. Is this the type of work we pay that clown for? And all he can do is cite federal authority in his message.. Gee... does anyone actually think that States actually legally exist anymore much less have any sovereignty? This whole situation just serves to show what sheep people generally are. Thank you oh great leader Mathias, use 'federal authority' and save us from the fat pervert that we are helpless to deal with ourselves ..By the way.. your recent mailing was hilarious- but the sheeple will like it. Where did all the good men go?

Anonymous said...

Mr. Mathias, can someone somewhere please help staff. We are so short staffed especially since they've taken nurse's off the floor and have them sit one on one for this patient. The few nurses we have, are becoming burned out from being drafted to work extra hours and with a greater patient load. Sometimes, especially at night there's only one LPN for the entire building! But theyleave the names on the sschedule to fake the state if state wanted to review. Also, they are changing the dates of when we signed the in device to the 17th of May. It's so much illegal stuff going on since our Chief Nursing Officer has been out. Just please investigate. I don't want to look for a new job. Just want to work in a safe place and not taken advantage of. Did I mention the nurse'sthey hhave supervising this man, makes double time! 50-60 dollars an hour while other patients are in need of care. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

So how is the victim since she can't come out of her house?

Anonymous said...

First of all when the state comes they dont look at the schedule they look at the assignment sheets. So how are they faking them out??? Second of all the ratio is based on the nures and aides in the building not just the nurse pt ratio. And maybe you dont know just how much stuff has been covered up sinve the new DON has been there. You dont know the half of it. NOT to mention nurses getting paid 31.00 an hour and dont answer call bells. Please!!!!

Anonymous said...

The DON changes jobs every 2 years. Check the track record