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Accountability catches up with cancer charity

As a follow-up to the CNN report by Anderson Cooper (video clip above), numerous sources report the president of two Tennessee-based cancer charities accused of a charitable fraud scheme (spending donations on six-figure salaries and luxury vacations) has agreed to relinquish control of the businesses. In one of the largest cases of its kind, the Federal Trade Commission last year accused James T. Reynolds Sr. and others of engaging in a “massive, nationwide fraud” involving “sham charities.” Court documents filed this month say Reynolds agreed to temporarily hand over control of Knoxville-based Cancer Fund of America and Cancer Support Services to a receiver while a settlement is pending.

My interest in this #SocialCurrentSeearchive on topic is prompted for two reasons:  I am a cancer survivor since April 2006 and my career (now retired) was in hospital philanthropy for almost 40 years.

#Cancer Charities Accused of Massive Fraud In Receivership — PhilanTop…

#SocialCurrnetSee of #Cyberthreats

We are back from City of Hope today, the middle of a cycle of three doctor visits and a round of blood tests, all part of our six-month checkup.  As readers of my blog know, we are approaching the 10th anniversary of the April 2006 diagnosis of mantle cell lymphoma (MCL).  Today's visit was with the endocrinologist and he, of course, reviewed and discussed our blood test results taken a week ago. Happy to say that all is well!  However, not too many miles away from that hospital location, another hospital in the LA area doesn't find some matters going so well.
Having enjoyed nearly a 40-year career starting in 1971 with nonprofit hospitals, I observed how information management has become an important cornerstone of patient care and the health care business in general.  That reality makes me more observant of news, clips, and stories (the #SocialCurrentSee) that introduces this post. How unfortunate are these facts.  I'm sure the hospital in question is well on the way to…