DePaul survived a Yellow fever epidemic, the Civil War, and a devastating fire while staying true to its mission of providing care for the less fortunate for generations. But it could not survive Sentara Healthcare’s determined lobbying that strangled its efforts to evolve its business model.
“We have lost a tremendous amount of medical staff and providers over the past 5 years as Sentara changes their contracts, cuts medical salaries and has a non-negotiable mode of operating.”
Sentara Healthcare used the convoluted system to attempt to stop a rival from opening an open-heart surgery center.
At a time when Republican and Democratic administrations rarely agree upon anything, five of the last ones agree that COPN regulation has to go.
C&BP Complaint Raises Unreported Potential Conflict of Interest, Showing Reach of Sentara Lobby Since November 2020, we’ve been probing the reach and influence of Sentara Healthcare, the powerful, $6 billion health care conglomerate that enjoys nonprofit tax status and is pursuing a $11.5 billion merger with Cone Health of North Carolina. One element of Sentara’s… Read more »
Reports from both the Obama and Trump administrations criticized how health care companies use COPN as a cudgel to beat their competitors.
C&BP Investigation Reveals a Second Time Lawyer Didn’t Publicly Disclose Her Ties to Healthcare Giant.
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Update: Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission rejects our complaint against Judge Hall, saying it “does not intervene in pending cases…. You may refile, with a copy of the final order, “and the Commission will consider your allegation at that time.”
It’s remarkable that the comment about Hall’s potential conflict came not from her clerk of court, but from a spokesperson for the state Supreme Court. Those who are most familiar with the issue kicked it upstairs.