“Rapid City Regional Hospital Employees, really?”
Vern Traversie is blind and in his sixties. He had a 14-day hospital stay for a heart operation and came home just to find out, the next day when a nurse came to assist him with medication, that he had suspicious and horrific marks on his body, including some that appeared to be letters.
Mr. Traversie is a Sioux/Lakota elder. The marks appear to be evidence of a vicious hate crime, and the Change.org petition set up for him (graphic photo warning) will tell you the rest of the pretty disgusting, disheartening, and angering facts about the case--his attorney had not acted satisfactorily on his behalf, so Mr. Traversie ended his contract and is working with tribal officials to find someone to take the case.
What disturbs me is the treatment Mr. Traversie recieved at the hospital, with doctors, nurses, and employees verbally abusing him. If people in this profession feel fine about talking to a blind elder like that, especially one in the process of recovery from a heart surgery, it is disgusting. Personally I think they should be out on the street begging for food right now for treating a patient like this, and forever have a strike against them for future hiring, "oh those asshat doctors who did horrible things, what, we can't have them in here" but they're not, and that is a problem.
Please sign the petition and share it with others.