Two weeks ago, the state's auditor general found that supervisors and workers -- people apparently underneath Dunne and Alderman -- falsified documents to suggest they had checked on members and on the alarms members set off, when they really hadn't checked on them. The audit also confirmed what the 13 Watchdog team found in November that J2s, the contractor supplying workers to the facility, is short-staffed most of the time.
The audit also found that the facility was not properly administering pharmaceuticals causing potential quality of care issues.
March 01, 2016 - In the wake of a scathing state audit of practices at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans, the WZZM 13 Watchdog team dug into hundreds of state documents to see how the home's administrators were being held accountable.
We found the home's former administrator Sara Dunne received "high performing" evaluations annually from 2012-14, but we received no evidence that Dunne was evaluated in the year 2015. That's the year the state auditor general began investigating the veterans home for the most recent audit.
Dunne was due to be evaluated in March 2015. She had her position eliminated in September 2015.
We asked questions of the Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs why the administrator wasn't being reviewed to determine how she was doing in a job where she was earning $118,000 annually. read more>>>
2 March 2016 - How many times have you heard this story? Hoping to cut costs, government outsources work to a private contractor who promises to deliver superior service for less money. It doesn't happen. In fact, things go horribly awry. read more>>>