Diversity, Inclusion and Equity (DIE) is going GREAT at Yale-New Haven Hospital!
Except for the patients dying
Google produces more than 2 million hits for “Yale-New Haven Hospital diversity.”
Here’s a quote from one:
«Diversity and Inclusion
There needs to be a world of difference in the health care we provide today. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the country is rapidly becoming more diverse. [YAY!!!] By 2050, racial and ethnic minority groups are predicted to make up almost half of the population – and with it the immediate need to address cultural differences and health disparities. At Yale New Haven Health, we are working to take a responsive, respectful approach that embraces a broad definition of diversity to build tangible, proactive programs that will lead to healthier outcomes for our patients [except for them dying] and a more supportive, productive environment for our employees. …
At Yale New Haven Health, we believe that a team of people with diverse backgrounds can produce better ideas, better service and a genuine competitive advantage. Our dedication to cultural diversity means we concentrate on our shared strengths, unique perspectives and rich interplay of ideas and skills. This enables us to connect with and serve patients from a wide spectrum of backgrounds.»
How’s it going?
«Lawsuit: Man dies after being left unattended at Yale-New Haven Hospital for 7 hours
NEW HAVEN — The mother of a man who died at Yale-New Haven Hospital last year has filed a lawsuit in Superior Court claiming the hospital staff’s negligence caused the death of her 23-year-old son.
William “Billy” Miller was left alone for more than seven hours to die in a hallway at Yale-New Haven, his mother said.
“They untreated him to death,” said Tina Darnsteadt.»
Yes, but he got the benefit of being surrounded by a diverse hospital staff.
«Yale-New Haven Hospital Spokeswoman Dana Marnane said they are aware of the lawsuit. “However, even in the best organizations gaps in care may occur. —»
Are there any hospitals NOT practicing Diversity, Inclusion and Equity, so we can compare men on gurneys not checked on for 7 hours?
«According to the lawsuit, at approximately 6:25 p.m. on May 10, 2021, an ambulance responded to a call from the Peter’s Rock Association Park in East Haven. Ambulance personnel found Miller being treated by firefighters from the East Haven Fire Department.
Miller had ingested a white powder that was given to him at a gathering of friends in the park that he suspected had been laced with fentanyl, the suit states. By the time the ambulance arrived, fire department personnel had already given Miller naloxone and Miller was walking, talking and alert. He was still transported to the Yale-New Haven Hospital emergency department for medical monitoring to prevent toxicity recurrence, the suit states.
While in the ambulance Miller called his mother, explained what had happened and said he was feeling OK, the suit states.
Miller arrived at Yale-New Haven by ambulance at 7:13 p.m., according to the lawsuit. Yale-New Haven medical personnel placed Miller on a stretcher and positioned the stretcher in an “ambulance bay” at the emergency department.
Between 7:15 p.m. on May 10 through 1:56 a.m. on May 11, Miller received no medical attention, the suit states.»
He sounds like a “Karen,” expecting diverse people to serve HIM.
«Security video later obtained by the family shows that at some point Miller got up from the stretcher to use the bathroom and later to get a snack from the vending machine. It also shows Miller communicating with his mother by cellphone.
Later in the security video, Miller appears to fall asleep and multiple Yale-New Haven emergency personnel walk by him but don’t check on him, the suit states that the video shows.»
Well, sure. Diverse people are EXHAUSTED from having to explain “systemic racism’” to us.
«At 1:56 a.m., a nurse checks on Miller for the first time in seven hours. At this point, the suit states, he is without a pulse, his skin is a blue-gray color and his pupils are fixed and dilated.
“He has been in full cardiac arrest for an unknown period of time,” the lawsuit states.
The lawsuit states that “subsequent labs and imaging showed severe anoxic brain injury secondary to prolonged lack of oxygen from cardiopulmonary arrest.»
At Yale-New Haven Hospital, recognizing the signs of cardiopulmonary arrest is not as important as being diverse.
«Darnsteadt said because of COVID protocols in the hospital they were not allowed to be with Miller while he was in the hospital —»
The covid hits just keep coming!
«…but both she and her daughter called the nursing station numerous times on May 10 and were told Miller was doing well.»
If by “well,” you mean “dead.”
“The next morning, we called the hospital for an update but we couldn’t get any details,” she said. “My last conversation with Billy he said everything was going to be OK and he would see me tomorrow but tomorrow has never come for us.”»
As the government takes over every aspect of health care, expect things to run as smoothly and efficiently as the DMV.
As someone applying to medical school this cycle, trust me it's worse than you can even imagine. The SINGLE MOST common question on secondaries (the supplemental applications sent directly by medical schools) is some variation of "How will you contribute to the ~DiVeRsiTy~ of ____ School of Medicine?" Not to mention the countless other social justice questions you have to answer.
Every school also has a Diversity Equity and Inclusion Board. Yayyy I'll be $300,000 in debt, but at least I'll have a couple dozen "diversity officers" with bloated six figure salaries to harangue me about racism for four years! Two years later and the front page of almost every medical school website is still filled with photos of their activist med students with signs about George Floyd (outside in masks of course).
Last, but certainly not least, affirmative action in medical school is INSANE. It's funny that this article is about Yale because in June when I was discussing schools to apply to with my premed advisor, she literally told me "yeah I don't know much about Yale, I've only gotten black students in there." She then proceeded to burst into laughter. During a one-on-one meeting earlier this year she told me to aim for at least a 515 on the MCAT, but during a meeting with a bunch of other premed students she casually slipped in "yeah and if you are African American probably a 508 is good enough." In undergraduate admissions, affirmative action is at least considered a taboo, but in medical school admissions the disparities are so much more pronounced that they don't even bother trying to downplay it.
There's also no pretense that affirmative action has anything to do with redressing past grievances. The SOLE basis for preferential treatment for URM (underrepresented in medicine) groups is that black and hispanic patients tend to report higher rates of satisfaction with doctors of the same race. Finally for conservatives obsessed with only talking about affirmative action as it pertains to Asians - Asian and White medical school matriculants have the same GPA and Asians only have a slightly higher MCAT (which I would honestly attribute to the fact that Asians are more likely to reside in states with more competitive medical schools, thus necessitating higher MCAT scores to have a chance at acceptance) Source: https://www.aamc.org/media/6066/download?attachment
The patients aren't "dead." They're "differently lived." Another way to put it is that the hospital has achieved "breathing diversity."