“Truth” Be Told…  And other DSHS/Government propaganda…

Until recently, I was unaware that DSHS had its own propaganda web page for its administrators…  In my blogs I have often stated how completely detached administration has been from its direct patient care personnel.  It is clear that DSHS has implemented its own propaganda structure to propel its own “group think.”  This isolation from reality has resulted in the current state of affairs at WSH.  WSH employees, must OFTEN rely on the press releases to provide pertinent information to allow staff to perform their normal duties safety, as this data often does NOT come directly from administration.  For instance, when the H1N1 outbreak occurred, numerous employees were exposed because administration kept the situation top secret, which was admitted to by the Medical Director.  Had it not been for the KOMO report, staff would not have known to take precautions.  The DSHS propaganda web page actually provided untrue data regarding the handling of the H1N1 incident.  The propaganda page does not allow employees or media that are mischaracterized by its untruths to provide corrections.  After untrue data is posted on the propaganda page, it deletes the data and does not provide an archive.  This type of situation can only exist if the Governor level sanctioned the propaganda.  Government transparency is required to remedy this situation.  This is why I am shining a light on the cockroaches…

Brave employees often contact the media to provide information which would result in retaliation if the same concerns were directly provided to WSH or DSHS administrative personnel.  Unlike DSHS, the media vets its information for accuracy before publication.  I am often contacted by the media because of my past repeated duties as a Chair and Executive of the RN union, being present and past member of many WSH committees, as well as being the publisher of my own web page and RN Facebook page.  The media stories are exceptionally accurate and provide much needed transparency into DSHS, transparency that DSHS attempts to obfuscate through its propaganda page.

When you enter the propaganda page, note that the author of the response to media is NOT LISTED.  This tells you a little something about the accountability for the propaganda that is spewed.  Note that there is no contact number.  The reporters contact information and data are pubic knowledge and are listed often on their reports.  In fact, I feel compelled to provide the contact information of those reporters that have been slandered by our State Government…  Please contact them whenever you have important information to provide for the safety of our patients and peers.  Recent history indicates that administration will not provide this data to us, only the media will.

It is important that we fight the current State Administration and its “group think.”  As a multiple whistleblower I can clearly state that WSH/DSHS employees encounter DIRECT retaliation from administration for providing the truth (transparency) to other agencies when WSH/DSHS knowingly endangers the lives of patients, staff, and community.  In fact, I am currently under investigation for whistleblowing to the Department of Health when WSH attempted to coerce myself to send a patient to criminal hearings into the community without security escort (security escort was refused by WSH).  I refused to allow this to happen and reported WSH to the Department of Health as a Facilities Complaint by including the Department of Health Complaint Intake Department as an email string recipient, thereby filing a formal Faclilites complaint.    WSH had demanded that two nursing personnel working alone (that were never trained in transport processes or criminal proceedings) perform this duty to bring the patient to a criminal hearing within the community.  Please understand that these situations are continuing to occur even AFTER the removal of the previous CEO.  This is because the persons appointed by the previous CEO remain employed by WSH administration and are supported by DSHS.  Nothing has changed.  Although I am “under investigation,” I prevented patients from being transported to criminal hearings, sentencing, and arraignments by untrained and unqualified personnel without security escort.  As a whistleblower, I am implementing the protections that are provided by law.

It is important to take a deep look at State Government and its current practices.  The existence of the propaganda page is disgusting.  If the propaganda page must exist, Governor Inslee, at least provide an archive, authorship information, and contact information for personnel to access.  We, the impacted employees, might have a little something to say… 

Remember, we as voters can make a difference.  Look into the facts and vote your conscience.  Your choices for Governor are:

Bill Bryant - FaceBook Page,  Web Site.

Jay Inslee - FaceBook Page,  Web Site.

© Paul Vilja 2017