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Common Sense

Dictionary definition:
noun: common sense; modifier noun: common-sense; noun: common sense good sense and sound judgment in practical matters."use your common sense" synonyms: good sense, sense, native wit, sensibleness, judgment, levelheadedness, prudence, discernment, canniness,  astuteness, shrewdness, wisdom, insight, perception, perspicacity; practicality, capability, resourcefulness, enterprise; informal horse sense, gumption, savvy, smarts, street smarts. "I had the common sense to phone an ambulance instead of yelling at him to get up"
Problem 1
Issue 1
The last time that the Town of Crawford New York had an assessment revaluation was 1985. An assessor has not stepped into a home in 33 years. If you are a new home owner or recently bought a home, you are carrying the tax burden.



Joe DeJong
Former Town of Crawford Assessor

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Issue 2

The last time that the Town of Crawford New York had a Zoning law major rewrite was 1985. You may be surprised when an undesirable project starts building near you.


Joe DeJong
Former Town of Crawford Supervisor

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Issue 3

Mar 12, 2019 -  A town clerk in Crawford has been arrested for allegedly embezzling $20,000 from the town over the past several years. The state police were assisted by the New York State Comptroller's Office and the Town of Crawford Police Department.



Problem 3

If you live in Orange County, your local suicide prevention center is Dutchess County Department of Behavioral and Community Health. Orange County Mental Health Association is not up to national standards.

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/our-crisis-centers/




Problem 4

I was a ORMC's volunteer for past three years in the pet therapy  program.  As a volunteer, you become very close to the institution. Born and raised in Orange County, you become very passionate about your hospital. ORMC is a great hospital, but there is always room for improvement. Using their website and compare it to reality, you find problems.This is a platform to bring up problems and resolve them using common sense. 
Issue 1

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CommonSenseToday
This website shows a dog lying on a patient in bed. This is wrong because it is a contamination problem. MRSA, C.difficile and other contagious diseases could be passed between pet therapy dogs and patients. This is a major health concern. I suggested only pet the dog, not on the bed, and sanitize the patient's hands.

Pet therapy certification teaches you that we have to work with the patients and the staff. By going to the emergency room, urging care, cancer center, the front lobby waiting room, you are picking up contamination. People are waiting to see a doctor, and they are not patients. The doctor will determine if they have infectious diseases. Now the pet is contaminated and is going to visit the patients and staff.

To resolve this problem, ORMC needs funding for training. Please help by donating.
https://www.ormc.org/giving/donate-online
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Issue 2

"INPATIENT BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES
The Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit is a 30 bed acute care inpatient psychiatric unit which is operational 24 hours a day 365 days a year. The unit receives admissions from the emergency department, transfers from other inpatient departments and the community. Our experienced healthcare team provides inpatient treatment for adults 18 years of age and older under the direction of a Psychiatrist. An multi-disciplinary team consisting of a Registered Nurse, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Case Manager and Activity Therapist work together with our patients and their families to coordinate appropriate and individualized care.From Diagnosis to Treatment Treatments provided include a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation, nursing and
psychosocial assessments, as well as many other services and treatment techniques, including:
• Medication management • Groups (recreational, educational, therapeutic) • Family meetings • Crisis intervention
 • Case management • Supportive counseling • Activity therapy
A patient's individual treatment plan will be evaluated and developed by our multi-disciplinary team based on the individual needs and specifications of that patient.
Orange Regional offers Complementary Therapies as a part of your recovery. Complementary Therapies aim to treat the whole person, not just the symptoms of an illness. Orange Regional Medical Center offers Reiki Therapy as a natural approach to healing and wellness and our Pet Therapy Program helps make a positive impact on the health and well-being of our patients."
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CommonSenseToday
It clearly states BHU has therapy dog service. Reality... there was no regular pet therapy service for the past 18 months.
To resolve this problem, ORMC needs funding for training. Please help by donating.
https://www.ormc.org/giving/donate-online
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Issue 3

14958967 for complaint submitted to Office for Civil Rights

Portal <PIMS2_NoReply@hhs.gov>
Tue 7/3/2018, 10:10 AM
To:joe_dejong@hotmail.com

14958967

Thank you for filing a complaint via the website of the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the Department of Health and Human Services. This is an automated response to acknowledge receipt of your complaint. Your complaint will be assigned to an OCR staff member for review and appropriate action. If OCR has any questions about the complaint you submitted, we will contact you directly. Otherwise, you will receive a written response indicating whether or not OCR has accepted your complaint for investigation.

Please do not fax, email, or mail a copy of this complaint to us as that may delay the processing of your complaint.

If you have any additional information to add to your complaint, you may call 1-800-368-1019. Please reference the number given by OCR when submitting your complaint.
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 Review   OCR redacted pdf file
Director of volunteers voice recording    voice recording
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Copy of an email:
Manna, Trish <tmanna@ghvhs.org>
Thu 6/28/2018, 9:54 AM
Joe DeJong 2013

Mr. DeJong,
No, it won’t be necessary to send me the entire recording, thank you. You should never feel pressured to disclose PHI of any sort, regardless of who asks for it. All staff of the GHVHS are required to abide by our HIPAA policies. After review of this scenario there is no HIPAA violation. Per policy, we are obligated to keep patient health information confidential. Ms. Linken did not use the PHI in any form when you disclosed it to her. I have closed this investigation and I wish you the best Mr. DeJong.
Respectfully,
Trish
Corporate Compliance Officer and Director of Audit & HIPAA Privacy
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Stephen J. Sugrue
Vice President, Compliance, Real Estate & Audit  ​
 ssugrue@ghvhs.org​

Hello Mr. Sugrue,​
I found this:​
"5. GHVHS will perform random audits to ensure that only staff members with a “need to know” have accessed particular PHI."  ​

https://www.crmcny.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/2017-ghvhs-hipaa-breach-discipline-policy.pdf

When did you preform an audit of the Management of the ORMC Volunteer Department?​
Thank you,​
Joe DeJong​
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 Privacy is very important. ORMC upper management has a "need to know problem". They do not follow HIPAA. When you are entering the hospital, submit a request restriction of personal information.
 This is from ORMC's website:
"Right to Request Restrictions: You have the right to request a restriction or limitation on the medical information we use or disclose about you for treatment, payment or health care operations. You also have the right to request a limit on the medical information we disclose about you to someone who is involved in your care or the payment for your care, like a family member or friend. For example, you could ask that we not use or disclose information about a surgery you had."
To resolve this problem, ORMC needs funding for training. Please help by donating.
https://www.ormc.org/giving/donate-online

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Issue 4
From: Info, Web <info@ghvhs.org>
Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2018 1:24 PM
To: Joe DeJong.ORMC
Subject: Re: FOIL request for a copy of ORMC's annual report.
 
Dear Mr. DeJong,
 Orange Regional Medical Center has received your Freedom of Information Law request.
 ORMC is a private, not-for-profit hospital.  ORMC is not owned or operated by, or an agency of, the County of Orange, the State of New York, or any other branch of local, State or Federal government.  Consequently, ORMC is not subject to the requirements of the New York Freedom of Information Law and related statutes.​
Thank you,
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Orange Regional Medical Center
Member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System
707 East Main Street
Middletown, NY 10940
845-333-1000
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To: Info, Web
Cc: Joe DeJong.ORMC
Subject: FOIL request for a copy of ORMC's annual report.
Dear ORMC Website Contact,
This is a FOIL request for a copy of ORMC's  annual report.
Thank you,
Joe DeJong
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CommonSenseToday
ORMC is a private, not-for-profit hospital. Our hospital is no longer a community hospital and not transparent. A community hospital and its medical staff should be able to get to care that is coordinated through the eyes of the patient at a much faster pace than a large hospital company. Denying my request for a copy of their annual report lacks transparencies.
To resolve this problem, ORMC needs funding for training. Please help by donating.
https://www.ormc.org/giving/donate-online
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Issue 5
Could you review my website?
Joe DeJong
Wed 8/15/2018, 3:41 PM
To:complaint@jointcommission.org <complaint@jointcommission.org>
Cc:Joe DeJong <joe_dejong@hotmail.com>
Hello Joint Commission,
Could you review my website? commonsensetoday.info
Problem 4
If it is not appropriate, please advise me, and I will take it down. No response means you concur with
the activities of this website.
Thank you,
Joe DeJong
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CommonSenseToday
  Joint  Commission should reply to my concern above.
To resolve this problem, ORMC needs funding for training. Please help by donating.
https://www.ormc.org/giving/donate-online
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Public Relations should reply to my concern above.
To resolve this problem, ORMC needs funding for training. Please help by donating.
https://www.ormc.org/giving/donate-online
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Issue 6
 
ORMC is officially notified of the existence of this website.

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Dear Mr. Batulis,

Attached is a copy of  http://www.commonsensetoday.info/. I have been asking public relations about the content of the website. If there is anything inappropriate, I will correct it. Could you forward this to your staff?
Thank you,
Joe DeJong
38 DeJong Ct.
Montgomery, NY 12549
joe_dejong@Hotmail.com
10/22/2018
Orange Regional Medical Center
707 East Main Street
Middletown, NY 10940

Attachments:
Hard Copy of website
OCR redacted pdf file

Issue 7
 
To resolve the above problems, ORMC needs funding for training. Please help by donating.
https://www.ormc.org/giving/donate-online

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Joe DeJong
38 DeJong Ct
Montgomery, NY 12549
joe_dejong@hotmail.com   
(845) 787-3960

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