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EXCEPT FOR RICKY HERRING - All Elected Have Ignored This And Been Critical Of Rickey Stokes

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Posted by: RStokes
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Date: Jan 23 2022 11:42 PM

20 hospitals, health systems that provide the most 'unnecessary' care: Johns Hopkins

NOTE FROM RICKEY STOKES:    I, Rickey Stokes, was the ONLY ONE with backbone enough to call things they way they were and did not care about the advertising dollars I would lose from Southeast Alabama Medical Center AKA Southeast Health under the Dictatorship of Rick Sutton.

WTVY TV 4 "the rickeystokesnewsfollower", WDHN who changes management more than the traffic lights changes, and The Dothan Eagle is does not even have enough pages to wrap fish, not one of them had the courage to call Southeast Health out.

And not one single member of the Southeast Health Board of Directors put their foot down with Rick Sutton. Rickey Stokes did not care about the advertising dollars, I only cared for people. And my care for people has cost me dollars in advertising, and in other ways of people I once thought cared for me but come to find out they did not.

The information below is not from Rickey Stokes, but backs Rickey Stokes up.

And I hate to give him credit because he betrayed our friendship, cost me in other ways, even ways that bothers my grandson, but Ricky Herring is the only person in elected power that has stood up to Southeast Health. The truth is the truth!


Health systems that employed fewer primary care physicians, have higher bed counts or are investor owned were more likely to provide more unnecessary or low-value care, a study published Jan. 14 in JAMA found.

For the study, researchers from Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University analyzed Medicare claims data at 3,745 hospitals for 17 low-value services. The low-value services were previously identified as unnecessary and included services such as pap smears for women older than 65, an abdominal CT scan with and without contrast and spinal fusions for back pain, according to the study.  

The researchers then rated the hospitals using an overuse index, which was based on the Medicare claims for the low-value healthcare services. Health systems rated at least 1.5 standard deviations or more above the average in the overuse index were considered over-users of low-value services.

Below is a breakdown of the 20 hospitals that provided the most unnecessary care based on the overuse index.

1. St. Dominic Health Services (Jackson, Miss.)

2. USMD Health System (Irving, Texas)

3. Community Medical Centers (Clovis, Calif.)

4. Care New England Health System (Providence, R.I.)

5. East Alabama Medical Center (Opelika)

6. Pocono Health System (East Stroudsburg, Pa.)

7. University Health Care System (Augusta, Ga.)

8. Deaconess Health System (Evansville, Ind.)

9. Congregation of the Sisters of St Joseph of Peace (Englewood Cliffs, N.J.)

10. Iredell Health System (Statesville, N.C.)

11. Sacred Heart HealthCare System (Allentown, Pa.)

12. Southeast Health (Dothan, Ala.)

13. Chesapeake (Va.) Regional Medical Center

14. Butler (Pa.) Health System

15. CarolinaEast Health System (New Bern, N.C.)

16. Ohio Valley Health Services and Education Corp. (Wheeling, W.Va.)

17. Slidell (La.) Memorial Hospital

18. Lakeland (Fla.) Regional Health System

19. North Kansas City (Mo.) Hospital

20. Temple University Health System (Philadelphia)

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