Tag Archives: NYS DOH

“I Don’t Know; I Really Don’t.” (Part III)


Continuation to https://annecwoodlen.wordpress.com/2014/08/05/i-dont-know-i-really-dont-part-ii/ Around this time—“this time” being near the beginning of June—Long Term Care’s nurse supervisor, Marge Owens, named the licensed home health care agencies with whom the county contracts: All Metro Health Care, Home Aides of CNY, Interim … Continue reading

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Yelling at Mark


It is September, the day after Labor Day. Children are back in school, parents’ vacations are over, and it’s time to hunker down and get back to work. So where are we at? So far today, I have had several … Continue reading

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From There to Here


As an advocate/activist, one of the things I’ve learned to do when I’m stuck is go back and follow up on all previous contacts.  On Wednesday, July 24, I was stuck.  I’d been sitting in an isolation room at Crouse for … Continue reading

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Resume of an Activist


Anne C Woodlen Syracuse NY 13210                                                          “Perhaps when we face our maker, we will not be asked, ‘How many positions did you hold,’ but rather, ‘How many people did you help?’” ―Thomas S. Monson In 2001 I began the work … Continue reading

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Ten Days Later


Ten days ago I posted a complaint, “Ask for a Social Worker, Get a Nurse,” so let’s do an update and see how things are going.  (https://annecwoodlen.wordpress.com/2012/08/12/ask-for-a-social-worker-get-a-nurse/ ) I filed the complaint against the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) and its … Continue reading

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The Idiots are not at Medicaid


On November 30, I posted “Medicaid and the Idiots” (https://annecwoodlen.wordpress.com/2011/11/30/medicaid-and-the-idiots/) which told the story of my attempt to get additional catheter supplies.  The medical supply company told me that I could not get a backup insertion tray because Medicaid wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Noodling the DOH Budget (Part I)


How much is the budget for the NYS Department of Health?  That doesn’t seem like such a hard question, does it?  The answer should be pretty easily available, shouldn’t it?  I mean, the citizens are being constantly berated about the high … Continue reading

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