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Statehouse Live: Former state hospital chief 'shocked' by administration's plan to close Lawrence office

Today at a public meeting, Mr. Pedro Moreno, another Florida sidekick asset of the Secretary announced that patients going to and being sent to state hospitals, when they are dangerous to themselves and others, are "breaking the bank" and that the courts and professionals sending these people to the state hospitals for the safety of the patients and the community are "breaking the bank" for the state. He said he is going to talk to judges to tell them to stop doing this. He went on to indicate he didn't care that the cost of such dangerous patients would be shifted to community hospitals, jails, and communities; nor acknowledged the human cost of life. Nor does he acknowlege that funding to treat mental health in communities has been cut from 37 million dollars to 10 million dollars, though it is the fault of the communities that they are sending more people to hospitals.
No wonder they fired the two state hospital leaders, who probably would not have put up with this non-sense.
Moreno also revealed that the Secretary and his inner circle, first thing every day, get together to review the numbers of bad outcomes, tragegies, fallout, deaths, etc in their system....clearly to put spin on situations ( i.e. Great Bend foster care youth death). Frankly, I would rather they get together for prayer.......it would do much more good than their earthly actions.

July 27, 2011 at 6:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

SRS says workers now can transfer to Topeka; Douglas County commissioners petition governor over office closure

Today at a public meeting, Mr. Pedro Moreno, another Florida sidekick asset of the Secretary announced that patients going to and being sent to state hospitals, when they are dangerous to themselves and others, are "breaking the bank" and that the courts and professionals sending these people to the state hospitals for the safety of the patients and the community are "breaking the bank" for the state. He said he is going to talk to judges to tell them to stop doing this. He went on to indicate he didn't care that the cost of such dangerous patients would be shifted to community hospitals, jails, and communities; nor acknowledged the human cost of life. Nor does he acknowlege that funding to treat mental health in communities has been cut from 37 million dollars to 10 million dollars, though it is the fault of the communities that they are sending more people to hospitals.
No wonder they fired the two state hospital leaders, who probably would not have put up with this non-sense.

July 27, 2011 at 6:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Churches, Salvation Army planning two 'tent revival' worship events

Pray for your enemy. Who among you is without sin, cast the first stone.

July 22, 2011 at 6:46 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Statehouse Live: City, county officials ask Brownback to reconsider SRS office closure

Just hold on to your hats....this is just the beginning of changes at SRS, including privatizing stae mental health hospitals ( or closing them), reducing Medicaid, 50's dress codes for state employees ( those proposals are already at DOA), and on and on. I supported the him with a moderate image, but I wish I had my money back. His people are mean spiritied. "Don't let compassion get in the way".

July 18, 2011 at 9:44 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

About 150 attend meeting on SRS closure

It appears that the cult strategies of Opus Dei are happening in the Kansas Government....the bottom of the social ladder are to be used by the elite. The true, not cult, message of Christ was "if you have done this for the least, you have done it for me".
The history of Opus Dei is lies and deceit.

July 10, 2011 at 7:28 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Statehouse Live: Brownback says he is willing to consider options to closure of Lawrence SRS office

Hold on to your hats....this is just the beginning of things to come with SRS, officials of which say we "can't let compassion get in the way of doing the right thing" and that they can't help that people will be hurt....that is just the times.
Expect more changes.....vouchers for all social services, even for services provided by non-licensed providers; selling state mental health hospitals to private, for profit companies ( keep your eyes on Geo, Inc which privatized state hospitals in Florida, privatizing sex offender treatment facility at Larned, shutting down admissions to state hospitals, etc, etc.
You ain't seen nothin' yet!

July 9, 2011 at 11:15 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Meetings scheduled to address closure of Lawrence's SRS office; Brownback administration remains mum

You haven't seen anything yet. SRS has more to come. Leadership at SRS are openly saying "people will be lost" and "we can't let compassion get in the way." Expect more facilities and service closures, including state mental health hospitals being sold to private, for profit companies. SRS believes the current system and providers of service are the problem and they are going to fix it. Unfortunately the traditional social structures who in the past provided for the health and welfare of the community can't or won't pick up the burden. This is not about money, it is about control.
SRS is a scary place now. Employees are threatened if they speak out. Consumers who wish to appeal decisions get the "Chicago treatment" and are told they will not file appeals and threatened.
Pray for our state.

July 8, 2011 at 3:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )