|About the Book|
Primary Care: When Greed is Hospital Policy is a gripping intrigue that reveals the big stakes involved in the health care industry, the politics of hospital governance and the power play of a large corporation that puts profit ahead of people. TheMorePrimary Care: When Greed is Hospital Policy is a gripping intrigue that reveals the big stakes involved in the health care industry, the politics of hospital governance and the power play of a large corporation that puts profit ahead of people. The story is set against the background of a small town and its surrounding rural community whose values are in sharp contrast to the modern view of health care in America. Under this microscope, its ingredients of greed, power and sex are vividly intensified. When Judge Leo Rowling is elected to be the next Chairman of the Board of Governors at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, CEO, Dr. Michael Devine, immediately perceives an enemy intent on ruining his plans for the hospital and ruining him in the process. Judge Rowling was born and raised in small town Lawrence, New York but Dr. Devine is an outsider with new ideas brought in by the outgoing Chairman of the Board to stem the tide of red ink that had been plaguing the hospital and threatening its existence as a regional center servicing a very dependent, devoted and trusting rural community. While the homosexual judge courts the support of giant health care company, Docorp, he must juggle both the needs of a secret lover and a neurotic cousin whose twisted logic makes him a ticking time bomb. Congruently, the new CEO must care for his disturbed wife while trying to revive a failing hospital that requires dealing with insurance companies, unions, local doctors and, most critically, a Board of Governors that is torn between his modern ideas and the agenda of the adversarial Judge. The two men are destined to engage in a fight to the finish during which private lives are not off limit. Their struggle will claim other victims along the way, but will also create new heroes before its conclusion. “Primary Care: When Greed is Hospital Policy” offers an inside look at the role of hospitals and their huge potential for profit within the American health care system while revealing grandiose personal ambitions that are often in conflict with the greater good.