March 9, 2017
Falmouth Today News reports ““All we can do is advise them of their situation,” Wayne Dodwell President and CEO of the community hospital in downtown Machias. Gee, Pres. Dodwell exactly what was the advice that was given to Reid Emery, 61 of Eastport as he walked out of your hospital wearing a johnny and sandals, got from between 200 and 380 feet into the parking lot during a blizzard, and fell over into a snow bank to die alone.
John Zablotny, nursing supervisor, ‘discharged’ Reid at 8:30 pm. This happened January 1, 2008 and John loss his license, appealed, it was remanded, and don’t you think someone who apparently advised Reid that a johnny and sandals are what L. L. Bean customers are buying to walk around in a Downeast blizzard should be licensed as a nurse in Maine?
This is where it takes the turn that we all appreciate. Sources report that Dr. Rabe Kiwan, doctor on call was taking calls for Dr. Aziz Massad, Chief of Surgery and Dr. David Rioux, Chief of Staff, was at home banging a CNA named ‘Lindsey’, daughter of one of the nurses and a hospital employee and didn’t want to get dressed and go to the hospital to keep Reid from killing himself. Rabe is currently on staff at Mercy and has privileges at Maine Med. Dr. Kiwan wanted Reid out of the hospital and Dr. Mark Kaplan, Emergency Room doctor, turned his back when asked by a nurse can you do something? Is this depraved indifference leading up to manslaughter? Go figure.”