I have received email after email overnight from people I don’t even know wanting to know what they could do.
First – I still am awaiting an apology from Garnett Frederick the phD social worker who to said to me “anti-gay, city and state” he denies saying it but God, he and I know he said that to me – as well as many, many close friends and families – knows he said it because it was the first words out of my mouth when I reached them by phone. As far as I know he has never been sanctioned or disciplined for this hateful comments. He still works as a medical Social Worker at Jackson Memorial Hospital – Ryder Trauma Center: the information is on their web page :
If you or a friend/family member are a current or former patient of Jackson Health System and have questions or comments concerning the care received or the overall experience at a Jackson facility, please contact Patient Relations at 305-585-7341. website for Jackson Memorial is: http://www.jhsmiami.org/
Be forwarded that I filed an official complaint on their website about 2.5 weeks after lisa’s death – after her two funerals – and it was lost – finaly found – 4 months later and was NEVER addressed. So you may need to be persistant.
Then there is the governing body for Social Workers – Nat. Assoc. Social Workers (NASW) – their Ethics and Professional Standards: http://www.socialworkers.org/nasw/ethics/default.asp
And finally the Jt. Commission that accredites Hospitals and like facilities. http://www.jointcommission.org/
And finally – there is the Florida Governor and Legislature – that there are no laws to protect family in their most vulnerable time, is unconscionable. Here is the site for Govenor Christ’s site: http://www.flgov.com/
For me I need to still sit with this setback and help the children understand who continue to ask question and are as shell-shocked as I am. Thank you all for your support – my only hope continues to be that this doesn’t happen to another family – regardless of how you define yourselves.