Wednesday, November 22, 2006


New York Post

November 22, 2006 -- A doctor, two nurses and several aides from a Queens nursing home were arrested yesterday and face charges after a hidden-camera investigation revealed chronic patient neglect, authorities said.
A secret camera installed in a patient's room at the Hollis Park Manor Nursing Home recorded the comings and goings of staffers over five weeks, according to state Attorney General and Gov.-elect Eliot Spitzer.
Despite doctor's orders that the patient be given therapy, and be turned and repositioned regularly, the patient was mostly ignored, the tape allegedly showed.
Dr. Howard Cohn, 50, of Merrick, L.I., is charged with endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person, willful violation of health laws and first-degree falsifying business records.
The doctor claimed in paperwork he'd examined the patient twice. But the videotape shows he only stuck his head in the doorway once and provided no treatment, according to the attorney general's office.

Eliot still on the job for New York............andy

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