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August 5, 2010
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August 5, 2010
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I cannot believe that this is happening at Deborah, a hospital that had a great reputation. I hope that "overjoyed" is right, and this is all malicious gossip, but see no counter arguments with facts or numbers to refute the posts seen here. The mere fact that the current CEO has been there 40 years doesnt mean that he should keep his job if the place is failing. And he should take an 80% cut in salary as proposed in one of these posts, and give up this outrageous retirement package, for his failure to lead and save the place financially. After all this is a not for profit hospital, and all of administration appears to be grossly overpaid. Besides, if the place is doing well why is the CEO retiring so early, in December of this year? Looks like he is bailing out early with a golden parachute, as the place goes down in flames. Several posts by employees working in the hospital now have mentioned the medically unnecessary procedures being performed to put in pacemakers and stents, with the knowledge and blessing of the chief of surgery and the CEO. It also seems that the head of the pacemaker department has been reported to the Federal Government for this. This exposes the hospital to fines and lawsuits. Is anyone from the Administration going to answer these charges on a point by point basis and refute these posts with facts? We don't need nostalgic stories of how the Center was founded 80 years ago, or how long these overpaid failures in the administration like the CEO and VPMA have given service to the hospital. Their continued existence there as this hospital fails is certainly a disservice.

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Ive read all of these posts. There are so many, saying the same things, that this must be the truth. The hospital has been destroyed by this CEO and Chief of Surgery/VPMA. Fraud is being committed by the Chiefs of Electrophysiology and Cath lab.

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About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 27, 2010

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July 27, 2010

Well this last post by "dhlc-observer" seals it for many of us who are donors. The level of detail provided, the sources cited, and the specifics of the factual general narrative, makes me guess that this person was once working high up in the organization, and was likely dismissed for his/her 'no-nonsense' approach to management;his/her philosophy most certainly did not include paying such outrageously high salaries to the administrators of a NON-PROFIT organization like Deborah. We now have a fair idea of where OUR money has gone. It has been swallowed up to maintain a vision-less and fraudulent CEO and VPMA who are focused only on maintaining their high salaries. They have been enabled in this by a spineless and mindless Board, that has not provided much needed oversight these past 10 years. I do not think that this Donna McArdle has adequate answers to cover the sordid facts of this last, most damning post. She has waded too far into very murky waters. I hope she is asking her handlers as to what to say next. They seem desperately in need of a strategy now.

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observing these posts. Horrible. Just horrible.

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About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

July 24, 2010

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July 24, 2010

Please read word by word from " Sandlady" on July 22 2010,she is extremely insightful about Deborah's situation.I and my family donated to Deborah before,but to realize how the top administration and VPMA squander the money into their own pockets and pour it down the drain,I swear I'll never donante one more dollar to this failing institution. With all the experienced cardiologists gone, I will not risk my life there even if it's for free.I give it 5 stars because I want everyone to read this.

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many ways

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About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

July 18, 2010

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July 18, 2010

I agree with the previous post. This type of exchange is crucial to our decision making process as donors. We look at the posts on this site carefully and screen each potential donation site carefully. The kind of the numerical facts presented in some of these posts are too detailed to be inaccurate or false. A hospital foundation that allows its assets to be depleted from over $ 30 million to less than $7 million in 3 years, is simply negligent. This is a lack-of- good-management issue and the responsibility for oversight lies with the respective Boards of the foundation and hospital. We welcome more posts that expose such facts. We also welcome any rebuttal of these numbers by others who may have a different view.

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2004-2005. The numbers seemed to add up then.

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About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 16, 2010

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July 16, 2010

On the contrary, I visit this site often as a representative of a donor foundation, and think that this is EXACTLY the type of back and forth that is necessary, in order to get a better view of things. I think that these are different posts by different people, except for one post that was repeated yesterday; probably an error. These are also people INSIDE the hospital with knowledge of the way things are really run there. I don't see anyone disputing the facts presented by these so called "negative", "axe to grind" reviews with facts of their own? Why is that? If every organization was given 5 stars all the time by every reviewer, how would we know whether the place was really worth giving to? Seems to me that the hospital desperately wants to control the message. So, keep posting people, whoever you are! You are doing us a service! We learn when you post!

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2005. It was a different place back then. Seems a lot has changed for the worse there since 2007.

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One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2005

July 14, 2010

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July 14, 2010

I was invited along to attend Deborah's Red Tie Gala last year, and I must say...they know how to put on a show! Deborah has helped me and my family through some tough medical times in the past...and now that I am healthier than ever I thought it was only fair to give back. Deborah has always been professional, courteous, and has always helped me when I needed it. Overall an excellent hospital in the greater Philadelphia and NJ area! Also, The Temptations were pretty excellent as well!

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my community.

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About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 8, 2010

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July 8, 2010

I contributed to Deborah's last capital campaign after careful thought. Not only does the hospital provide awesome cardiology and pulmonary services to its patients (even those who have no insurance!), they always make sure that it is the very best care available. In today's times it is unthinkable that in our country people have a hard time accessing the very best care available. Deborah does this over and over and over again. When I looked at all the different charities I could donate to, it was clear that Deborah had earned my dollars many times over.

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I have seen patients who have benefitted from the great care given at the hospital, with no fear of losing their house because they have no insurance.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Change nothing except spread the word throughout the country. This is a great model for today's health care crisis.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the caring, compassion, and smart use of donor dollars

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nothing to change

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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