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DHHS nixes Dix scripts

Dorothea Dix is gone in name only.

A judge may have ruled the state can't move patients out of Raleigh's Dorothea Dix Hospital because of safety concerns with a new mental hospital in Butner, but that doesn't mean N.C. Department of Health and Human Services officials can't try to eliminate the name of the 19th century social reformer for which the historic facility was named.

Michael Lancaster, co-director of the state Division of Mental Health, issued a memo Monday ordering that Dorothea Dix no longer exists, at least on the telephone, Michael Biesecker reports.

All Dix employees are now to follow the following script when answering calls:

Good Morning or Good Afternoon
Central Regional Hospital Raleigh Campus
This is (your name)
How may I help you?


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Re: DHHS nixes Dix scripts

Secretary Benton needs to be investigated. I would say by the State Ethics Commission but they do not investigate Democrats. Hey a novel idea, have the State Auditor Les Merritt do it. Oh wait, the General Assembly of Democrats may get called back to pass a law against that. What do we do, what do we do?

Paul Terrell III

Re: DHHS nixes Dix scripts

This probably lhappened to circumvent the law because they were operating both hospitals under one certificate. Somebody should look into that.

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