What Happened to Josh Pendergraft at Glen Rose Medical Center?


 

What Happened to Josh Pendergraft at Glen Rose Medical Center?
 


10 February 2014 at 12:36:06 PM
salon

We mentioned this before a few months ago when we noticed that Josh Pendergraft was missing from a PR blurb from GRMC. Did an open records request which Trent Krienke attempted to block, but was shot down by the Attorney General. Got the reply today. PDF  Incidentally, when I did the open records request, Mr Krienke attempted to say that I was looking for private health records, and I was not. It's part of doing an open records request that the requester can also send in a letter to the AG. This I did.Here is the open records request I sent to GRMC on 11/7/2013

Hi, Sharla

I am requesting the following, in digital format. I will come in and pay for appropriate costs involved before getting and bring in a flash drive for the copy, let me know the cost

  1. Copy of Attorney’s opinion (I assume from your attorney firm Reed, Claymon, Meeker, and Hargett)   regarding the legality of spending Somervell county taxpayer money (through 501a account, equipment, lease, etc)  in gated community Pecan Plantation in Hood County’s hospital district.
  2. Copy of any documents relating to Joshua Pendergraft’s last days of employment, including, for example, final termination letters, reason for leaving, terms of dismissal,  agreements between GRMC and Pendergraft regarding his no longer working at GRMC, etc.

Thank you

D**************

Here's what I wrote on December 3, 2013

I read the response from Trent Krienke of the law firm Reed, Claymon, Meeker & Harget regarding an information request I previously made of Glen Rose Medical Center on November 7, 2013. My request on this date did not ask for health records, but rather

Copy of any documents relating to Joshua Pendergraft’s last days of employment, including, for example, final termination letters, reason for leaving, terms of dismissal,  agreements between GRMC and Pendergraft regarding his no longer working at GRMC, etc.

In no instance did I ask to see copies of Mr Pendergraft’s health records from his personnel file. That said, if the exit documents relating to his no longer being employed at GRMC mention, for example, drug misuse, seems that the standard for public disclosure should not be whether the information might contain intimate of embarrassing facts. As a taxpayer that funds Glen Rose Medical Center and all salaries, as well as frequents GRMC and expects the standard of care to be responsible and reliable, I believe that information is of genuine concern to the public.

According to the documents, Pendergraft apparently had a drug problem. ".. an investigation was launched into allegations of working under the influence on your part at which time you were placed on unpaid suspension/administrative leave".  As Director of Radiology at GRMC, we have to wonder if he would have had access to the opiates he was using. He's no longer working at GRMC and at least at some point there was a criminal investigation launched into this. What happened to that? Is it possible that forged prescriptions could have been involved? Not good that he was apparently working while drugged up on opiates.

Also, as a side note, who the fool is Community Hospital Corporation? Does GRMC actually report to them?

 


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Comments!  
1 - concernedcitizen   10 Feb 2014 @ 3:09:31 PM 

GOOD JOB Salon!!!!!!!------As said before this is a small town and everyone knows what 's going on. Salon exercised a citizens rights for confirmation of TRUTH. (Something not possessed by Hospital District, managers or board). Seems like there's always a cover-up at hospital. Embezzlement, drug problems, bookkeeping not correct, ...............

SEE WHAT  YOUR EXTRA TAXES ARE PAYING FOR?

Definately not quality health care or an organization run by integrity!!!!!!!


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2 - pharper   11 Feb 2014 @ 11:53:35 AM 

I brought this up to Sheriff Greg Doyle in the past few months and was told there is an active investigation into the items related to this, I have not followed up to see if it is still active or not.


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3 - antitaxbrigade   11 Feb 2014 @ 2:11:25 PM 

I wonder why CHC fired Josh instead of Ray Reynolds , I am confused, I did not know we had contracted with them to manage . I thought they had only served in a audit senerio a few years back 2010 I think).Has anyone noticed the latest Hospital board agendas, looks like they have a building plan, and have been meeting with an architect. They canl take action this thursday at 8 am I assume they will spend up until the may board elections.



4 - concernedcitizen   14 Feb 2014 @ 4:06:54 PM 

Be sure and look at drug test in the PDF. It's right after the attorney generals letter and Letter advising him he has been terminated!


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5 - concernedcitizen   15 Feb 2014 @ 2:11:03 AM 

The reason for the drug test was a "follow-up ".  (Indicating this wasn't the first, for cause, etc ).

Test shows he is  225x cutoff on one opiate AND over 10x cutoff on other opiate. 

Also please note drug test sent  to mhonea @grmf.org. Why would it be sent to an inactive (According to Texas Secretary of State 's Office) organization and not GRMC ?

Heard he is working at Stephenville Hospital now. Same Hospital Karen Burroughs was Manager before she arrived at GRMC. 

If anyone knows of a patient that had any tests at GRMC  ( MRI, mammogram , etc ) during the period that this was occurring , it would be sound advise to have tests repeated or collect tests from GRMC and have them read by a QUALIFIED radiologist. Just charge GRMC for additional charges and headaches.  GRMC management is going to learn the hard way and facts through litigation as well !!!!!  They are "fair game " to be sued !!!!'


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6 - Sunshine&Daisies   20 Feb 2014 @ 8:39:05 AM 

Dear concernedcitizen... You might want to get your facts straight before you start spewing venom.

#1..  Josh Pendergraft has never performed an MRI or mammogram. 

#2..  Josh Pendergraft is not a radiologist and has never "READ" an exam.  That is all done by QUALIFIED radiologists.

Furthermore, GRMC is full of spectacular employees that go above and beyond what they are called to do.  GRMC attracts patients from miles around because of the care they receive there.  You should create a poll to see that the satisfactory ratings at GRMC are far higher than surrounding hospitals.  And as a concerned citizen, you should be proud of that!!



7 - concernedcitizen   20 Feb 2014 @ 7:24:04 PM 

Sunshine&daisies---this is what he listed as his skills and expertise (MRI, Radiology, Hospitals, Ultrasound, Computed Tomography, Medicine, EKG, PACS, Medical Imaging, X-ray, Healthcare Management, Healthcare Information Technology, Patient Safety, EMR, RIS, Physician Relations, Healthcare, Meditech, EHR, DICOM, Digital Imaging, Healthcare Consulting, Physicians, Healthcare Industry). He was director of Radiology. You mention QUALIFIED radiologist--are they employees or contract help?  Furthermore managers are still operating under an inactive organization (per tx state secretary's office), embezzlement wasn't handled properly , and your billing has a lot of documented problems. I am concerned that a health care facility only has good/exceptional employees and not a sound leadership team! I'm trying to help those exceptional employees to insure this "hospital " doesn't end up in bankruptcy because it isn't self -sufficient. 


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8 - concernedcitizen   27 Feb 2014 @ 6:44:30 AM 

Simple concept-------telling truth is not "spewing venom". It is what it is. 


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9 - pharper   28 Feb 2014 @ 10:39:52 AM 
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