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Planned Parenthood closing center to go mobile, hiring health coordinator

Posted in Planned Parenthood closing, Planned Parenthood Health Coordinator, Planned Parenthood mobile van with tags , , , , , , , on December 3, 2013 by saynsumthn

After 2 decades Planned Parenthood is closing its Yuma, Arizona center, located at 1455 W. 16th St. Instead they are hiring Health Coordinators.

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Planned Parenthood has operated a health center in Yuma for two decades, providing annual gynecological exams and preventive birth control, treating sexually transmitted infections and, at one time, early stage abortions which were eliminated by the Arizona Legislature in 2012.

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“We looked at health care data in Yuma County and found, for example, the teen birth rate in the three western counties in Arizona – Mohave, La Paz and Yuma – is 29 percent higher than the rest of the state,” president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Arizona Bryan Howard said.

“We asked ourselves if we have great health care institutions like Sunset (Community Health Center), Regional Center for Border Health and (Yuma Regional Medical Center) and we’re still seeing challenges in health outcomes, what’s not getting done?

“It had to do with knowledge and values and a community dialogue about prevention. That’s something we had promoted, something that needs to be out in the community. We can’t promote it being inside a building,” Howard added.

The organization will discontinue services at the health center but will continue to have a presence in the community through the regional health coordinator.

We are moving from health care services sequestered inside a building to a full-time person who is out in the community,” explained president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Arizona Bryan Howard, “We had a ‘build it and they will come’ orientation. The idea was we can’t do anything for you unless you come to us. We can do more by going out to the people.”

This full-time staff person will supposedly provide information and referrals to difficult-to-access sexual health care, foster community partnerships, engage volunteers and activists, give presentations and promote inclusion of sexual education in local school districts. The coordinator will be hired from the community and will work exclusively in the county.

My guess is they will push ObamaCare and Birth Control!

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In July, Planned Parenthood introduced: SmartWheels Mobile Van which they call a “A Classroom on Wheels”

The abortion giant wants you to invite SmartWheels come to your school, health fair, fitness center, bar, community center, or other venue.

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More coverage here

Reina Schiffrin, President/CEO of Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic (PPHP), said the van is meant to be noticed and draw in passersby. She noted that so many people need the services offered by Planned Parenthood but they either don’t know they’re available or are hesitant to walk into a health center.

“We need to be able to go out into the community – to the places where people socialize and hang out – and reach those who need us the most,” Schiffrin said. “With SmartWheels, we’re able to bring services directly to them in a place where they already feel comfortable. Not only do they get the information they need immediately, but many go one step further and make an appointment at one of our centers.”

PPHP Board Vice Chair Ann Pogue-Campbell, Mary Beth Guyther of the Long Island Community Foundation, and Assemblyman Steve Englebright also spoke about how the van will help Planned Parenthood provide more accessible health care. Supporters toured the van and met the staff members who will be taking it into the community. The van will travel around Suffolk County and be housed at the Smithtown Health Center.

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The last Time in history that Planned Parenthood sent out their Mobile Vans- they were to target the Black Populations:

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Planned Parenthood closing in Colorado and Las Vegas

Posted in Abortion Clinic Closed, Planned Parenthood closing with tags , , , on August 8, 2013 by saynsumthn

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In August Planned Parenthood announced the closure of two centers in Colorado and one in Las Vegas.

Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains has announced the consolidation and closure of two of its 23 Colorado centers. According to their press release: Effective Sept. 1, PPRM’s Eastside health center in Colorado Springs in addition to PPRM’s La Junta location will close. In addition to the two Colorado closures, PPRM will close one center in Las Vegas.

This follows a pattern of closings we are seeing in the mast few months:

Planned Parenthood in Wisconsin says a new admitting privileges law would force its Grand Chute clinic to close because providers there lack admitting privileges at local hospitals. They are fighting the new law in court as we publish this.

‪‎Planned Parenthood‬ Mohawk Hudson has announced that they will close Ticonderoga Health Center in August ! The abortion giant closed its Granville and Herkimer health centers on July 3.

Planned Parenthood in Texas announced the closing their in Bryan, Huntsville and Lufkin locations shortly after Gov Rick Perry signed new abortion restrictions into law. Melaney Linton, Planned Parenthood’s Gulf Coast president and CEO cited increasingly hostile environment along with budget cuts as reasons for the closures.

Wisconsin Planned Parenthood has shut down their Appleton facility following the passage of abortion restrictions that require doctors to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of where the abortion will occur. In addition Planned Parenthood’s Green Bay clinics plans to stop offering abortion services for reasons unrelated to the new law.

Planned Parenthood in New Jersey has announced it will be closing the only Somerset County location within the next month.

Planned Parenthood of Indiana has also announced the closure of their Richmond office. The organization publicized the decision in a press release citing increased costs and a decline in the number of patients as reasons.

Planned Parenthood Keystone in Pennsylvania has announced the closure of its medical center in Carlisle, citing the abortion giant’s desire to consolidate rather than operate two centers in the area as reasons.

Additional closings of abortion clinics here

Bad week for Planned Parenthood: $4.3 million medicaid fraud settlement, conditions exposed by ex-employees, center closes

Posted in Financial mismanagement, Medicaid Billing Practices, Planned Parenthood clinic inspections, Planned Parenthood closing, Planned Parenthood Employee, Planned Parenthood Employee Testifies against them, Planned Parenthood ex employee, Planned Parenthood Investigated, Planned Parenthood medicaid fraud with tags , , , , , , on July 31, 2013 by saynsumthn

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Planned Parenthood’s Houston-based affiliate clarified Tuesday that it settled for $4.3 million, three times the $1.4 million that Abbott reported a week ago.

The Houston Chronicle. has reported that Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast settled a whistle-blower lawsuit that alleged the Houston nonprofit engaged in fraudulent Medicaid billing for $4.3 million – nearly $3 million more than was announced last week by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott.

The say that, in finalizing the settlement, which includes total state and federal recovery, the agency claimed the allegations that it submitted more than $30 million in fraudulent bills between 2003 and 2009 were “baseless.”

The lawsuit was brought by a former medical assistant in agency’s Lufkin clinic. The lawsuit alleged “defendant’s billing policies routinely instructed clinic staff to enter billing codes for certain services, regardless of whether patients’ charts recorded that such service was actually provided.”

Last week, Texas Attorney General’s, in announcing a $1.4 million settlement, said its investigation showed the agency charged for “services that were never actually rendered, not medically necessary and were not covered by the Medicaid program.”

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THEN IN DELAWARE: Planned Parenthood of Del. Under Investigation

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A Planned Parenthood facility in Wilmington is under fire following new accusations from three former employees.

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Former manager Melody Meanor and former nurses Joyce Vasikonis and Jayne Mitchell-Werbrich spoke at a legislative hearing on Monday, claiming the Planned Parenthood clinic located on Shipley Street in Wilmington is unprofessional, under-trained and unsafe.

“Women are exposed to potential infection of any kind you can imagine that can be passed from one patient to another,” Vasikonis said.

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During their testimony, the women claimed the privacy of patients was jeopardized, that they were asked to falsify employee records, that medical assistants were poorly trained and that certain women in need of certain medications after abortions often didn’t receive them. They also claimed that the facility failed to inform up to 200 women that they tested positive for gonorrhea and chlamydia, according to Delaware Online.

All three nurses insist that their motivation for testifying is not political. In fact, they say that they are pro-choice and believe in the national mission of Planned Parenthood. They also believe however that the Wilmington clinic is putting the lives of women at risk.

OSHA previously issued several citations against the clinic and the State Health Department found violations during an inspection. However, the Department allowed the clinic to stay open, satisfied with its attempts to make things right. The former employees however, don’t believe the state is looking close enough.

“I believe that Planned Parenthood should be fined and closed until all dangers are addressed,” Werbrich said. “Again, I’m going to state, I am pro-choice.”

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Former Planned Parenthood of Delaware employee , Jayne Mitchell-Werbrich, worked as a registered nurse at Planned Parenthood in 2012. She calls them “startling similarities between Planned Parenthood and Gosnell.

Dr. Gosnell was notorious in the Philadelphia/ Wilmington area – he ran a filthy clinic and was convicted of murder after performing late term abortions where babies were born alive and killed. I was not aware of such horrifying happenings at Planned Parenthood of Delaware The similarity between the case of Kermit Gosnell and Planned Parenthood of Delaware is that they both operated extremely hazardous abortion clinics, and that their respective states refused to close them despite the repeated warnings. I believe that Planned Parenthood should be fined and closed until all dangers are addressed.”

More on Kermit Gosnell here


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IN NEW YORK : PLANNED PARENTHOOD TO CLOSE A CLINIC

Planned Parenthood‬ Mohawk Hudson has announced that they will close Ticonderoga Health Center in August ! The abortion giant closed its Granville and Herkimer health centers on July 3.

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Planned Parenthood in Wisconsin says a new admitting privileges law would force its Grand Chute clinic to close because providers there lack admitting privileges at local hospitals. What a shame !!!

Planned Parenthood closing another center

Posted in Abortion Clinic Closed, Planned Parenthood closing with tags , , on July 31, 2013 by saynsumthn

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Planned Parenthood‬ Mohawk Hudson has announced that they will close Ticonderoga Health Center in August ! The abortion giant closed its Granville and Herkimer health centers on July 3.

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This comes on the heels of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast settling a whistle-blower lawsuit that alleged the Houston nonprofit engaged in fraudulent Medicaid billing for $4.3 million – nearly $3 million more than was announced last week by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, according to the Houston Chronicle.

This trend of abortion clinics and Planned Parenthoods closing continues:

On the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion, Life News reported the closure of 1,500 abortion clinics over the past 22 years.

In 1991 there were 2,176 surgical abortion clinics nationwide; today there are 660 and falling. Over 1,500 abortion clinics, 70% of the total, have closed their doors for good.

In 2012, an average of 7 abortion clinics closed each month.

That trend continues. Just this month several abortion clinics and Planned Parenthood’s have announced they will be closing following restrictive state laws:

TEXAS:

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Abortionist Howard Novick says new ‪abortion‬ restrictions in Texas could force him to close the Houston abortion clinic he opened in 1980. He says he doesn’t have the more than $1 million required to convert his office into a surgical center with wide corridors after a law passed by the state to [protect women. Novick runs the AAA Concerned Women’s Center child killing in Houston.

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Texas abortionist Lester Minto says he is preparing to shut down his Reproductive Services abortion clinic in Harlingen. He said new state abortion restrictions prevent him from performing abortions.

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Lester Minto told the news media that he performs abortions on women who are less than 16 weeks pregnant. That falls within the 20 week threshold of the new law. Still, he said his Harlingen abortion clinic will shut down in 90 days.

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The Routh Street Women’s Abortion Clinic off the North Central Expressway in Dallas, Texas is one of six licensed abortion facilities in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
A clinic administrator, who refused to give her name, spoke to CBS 11 on the phone. “We’re devastated, just like everyone else,” she said. If and when the bill takes effect, it would require abortion clinics to meet the same standard as ambulatory surgical centers. The Routh Street clinic, which serves at least 4,000 patients a year, would close, unable to afford $3 million dollar in necessary upgrades, said the administrator.

In McAllen Texas, Amy Hagstrom Miller, president and CEO of Whole Woman’s Health a chain of 5 abortion clinics in the state said she will likely close her clinic because architects have estimated it would cost $1.4 million to retrofit a 4,000-square-foot facility to meet all the requirements that come with transforming it into a surgical center as required by a new Texas law. Since the clinic across is not large enough, she would have to move. To build a new facility would cost $3 million, she said.

A Houston abortion doctor told Fox News that when the Texas abortion laws go into effect he may be forced to close.
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The clinic the way it is – is really not set up to be upgraded. If I wanted to and I had the money I would have to build a surgical center which apparently could be $3 million dollars. So, no, that’s not going to happen” ~ Abortionist Bernard Rosenfeld, Houston Women’s Clinic

Virginia:
NOVA Women’s Healthcare clinic in Fairfax City that performed more ‪abortions‬ than any other location in Virginia has closed, and it’s unclear whether it will reopen elsewhere. According to Operation Rescue, Nova Women’s Health Center in Fairfax shut down because of its own shoddy treatment of women and failure to pay back rent. According to reports, Eaton Place Associates, LLC, filed suit against Nova’s owner, abortionist Mi Yong Kim, in 2011 seeking to terminate its lease because the abortion business created a nuisance. Operation Rescue worked with local activists to document medical emergencies at Nova and filed a complaint against Kim, who continued to operate the abortion business even though she had her own medical license revoked in 2007 after killing a patient during an abortion. Since then, Kim transferred ownership a family member and settled the suit with the landlord. However, in April, Eaton Place Associates, again sued Nova, for $95,000 in back rent that the abortion business had failed to pay, prompting the killing center to finally close.

NORTH CAROLINA:

North Carolina, State officials have ordered a Durham abortion clinic to close its doors after finding safety violations. The state Department of Health and Human Services suspended the Baker abortion Clinic for their failure to perform quality control testing on 108 patients. Inspectors wrote that the clinic failed to ensure a positive and negative red blood cell control material was tested at least once daily when Rh(D) testing was performed and failed to follow manufacturer’s instructions for performing Rh(D) testing. This comes following a state announcement to monitor the Preferred Women’s abortion clinic in Charlotte that reopened after briefly losing its license.

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Planned Parenthood in Texas announced the closing their in Bryan, Huntsville and Lufkin locations shortly after Gov Rick Perry signed new abortion restrictions into law. Melaney Linton, Planned Parenthood’s Gulf Coast president and CEO cited increasingly hostile environment along with budget cuts as reasons for the closures.

Wisconsin Planned Parenthood has shut down their Appleton facility following the passage of abortion restrictions that require doctors to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of where the abortion will occur. In addition Planned Parenthood’s Green Bay clinics plans to stop offering abortion services for reasons unrelated to the new law.

Planned Parenthood in New Jersey has announced it will be closing the only Somerset County location within the next month.

Planned Parenthood of Indiana has also announced the closure of their Richmond office. The organization publicized the decision in a press release citing increased costs and a decline in the number of patients as reasons.

Planned Parenthood Keystone in Pennsylvania has announced the closure of its medical center in Carlisle, citing the abortion giant’s desire to consolidate rather than operate two centers in the area as reasons.

Meanwhile in Florida: A Planned Parenthood employee quits!!!!
From Pro-life Action Ministries of Central Florida, sidewalk counsel Michele Herzog, ” While one of the sidewalk counselor’s was standing at the driveway ministering today, a car was driving out, stopped, and the woman driving rolled her window down. Her words to the sidewalk counselor were, “I’ve been an employee here at Planned Parenthood, and this is my last day!” The counselor responded and asked, “So you’re done with abortions?” She said, “No more abortions!” She smiled and was really happy, and then said, “I decided to let you know, I wanted to make your day!”… To HIM be the Glory! ”

WISCONSIN:

The only clinic that provides abortions in Green Bay will end the medical procedure next week, according to federal court documents.

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Wisconsin ‪‎abortion‬ clinic to cease killing babies following business deal between Ob-Gyn Associates and Bellin Health.

The abortion clinic owned by abortionist Robert DeMott has been sold to Bellin Health System, effective Aug. 1.

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DeMott indicates he will become an employee of Bellin, and as a condition of employment with Bellin he says, “I may not provide abortion services to any patient.

DeMott did not respond to our request for comment, but he confirms the sale and more in the federal court documents related to Planned Parenthood’s lawsuit fighting Wisconsin’s new restrictive abortion law.

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In Mississippi, the state’s only abortion clinic may have to close because of a law similar to what is being proposed in Wisconsin. A job ad in large bold type is featured on the Jackson (Miss.) Women’s Health Organization‘s website asking for physicians with admitting privileges to apply. In September, the clinic applied to about seven nearby hospitals but was rejected by all of them.

“The law is unfair; it was done just to close us down,” said Betty Thompson, who is a counselor at the Mississippi clinic. The clinic is still open because the law is being appealed in the courts.

MICHIGAN:

Pro-lifers in Michigan are celebrating the final closure of an abortion clinic after 20 years of operation. The Dearborn, American Family Planning abortion clinic, closed in April after the abortionist Noon-Nahm Ann announced that he was retiring. The killing center was one of ten Michigan clinics closed or kept from re-opening in the past year and a half.

OHIO

Two of Ohio’s 13 licensed abortion clinics have closed in recent months, and a third is expected to shut down in the coming weeks. More closings are possible.

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The Center for Choice in Toledo, in operation since 1983, recently shut its doors after the clinic failed to obtain a transfer agreement with the publicly funded University of Toledo Medical Center. A state Health Department inspection this spring found the clinic actually had not had a transfer agreement since July 2010.

Health inspectors turned up several other violations, including failure to combat possible infections and to keep operating-room equipment — some of which had rust and mold — clean and safe, blank prescription forms already signed by a doctor, IV bags full of expired medicine, and 44 syringes containing an unidentified clear liquid.

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Toledo’s remaining clinic, Capital Care Women’s Center, expects to close when its transfer agreement with the same Toledo hospital expires on Wednesday.

A third clinic, Capital Care Network of Cuyahoga Falls near Akron, closed in April after failing a state health and safety inspection. That facility’s state license to dispense drugs had expired the year before and its federal license a year before that. The date on its bottle of disinfectant was more than a year old, some patients’ vital signs were not checked before a procedure, informed consent was not obtained from some of the patients, drugs were improperly stored and administered, and the transfer agreement was incomplete.

OTHERS Not All Closed: