Vicki Hewitt-McNeil: Blame game

December 21, 2012 

Blame game

As a registered nurse, I was absolutely disgusted to see that CEO Bill Atkinson is blaming the nursing staff of the WakeMedHeart Center for billing fraud.

Nurses at WakeMed can hardly place a catheter without a physician’s order! I guess Atkinson feels that if the truth is told, some of the physician practices that he has been able to purchase, which are huge money-makers according to The N&O’s recent article, might leave.

No matter how hard we work and how respected the nursing profession is the “boys” will never play a fair game!

Vicki Hewitt-McNeil, R.N., Raleigh

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