LAID BARE: Record Exposes Nowlin & Bullock Lies & Active Exclusion of Metro From Bid for Lakewood ER & Hosp

This is a storage area for FACTS that have been found during the two year fight with City Hall for Public Documents. These are being posted for reference and historical purposes only. We encourage any conversations about these documents n "Lakewood General Discussion." Here you will find the Highlight the lie, with the document proven the lie.

Moderators: Jim DeVito, Dan Alaimo

Brian Essi
Posts: 2312
Joined: Thu May 07, 2015 11:46 am

LAID BARE: Record Exposes Nowlin & Bullock Lies & Active Exclusion of Metro From Bid for Lakewood ER & Hosp

Postby Brian Essi » Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:07 am

We now have the record below, where Bullock and Nowlin "openly discuss" (in front of the 2015 Council and Butler) that Nowlin's letter to Metro designed to block Metro from involvement in Lakewood healthcare. We know from the May, 2015 circumstances and the unprofessional terms of the Nowlin letter that Nowlin's goal in writing the letter was to suppress Metro's interest in Lakewood---Metro's Akram Boutros must have been insulted and saw right through Nowlin's charade-- a domestic relations lawyer writing Metro when Lakewood was represented by Thompson Hine at the time.

In the new record below, Nowlin writes-Nowlin wrote "Assuming I don't receive any further response...." and Bullock write back admitting that this was "less formal than an RFP."

So, the 2015 Council and Butler never had any intention of following and open bidding process for Metro to run a hospital or an ER in Lakewood.

Recall that Nowlin claimed at the infamous December 7, 2015 LKWD Pearl Harbor Day press conference that the Master Agreement "represented the ONLY way to ensure the uninterrupted delivery of emergency healthcare service in our city." (See You tube at 5:45)

Within less that 2 months of Nowlin's blatant December 7, 2015 lie, Metro announced the opening of TWO ER's in less populated inner ring suburbs. (See pdf below)

The new record is further evidence that Bullock and Nowlin were engaged in steering the deal to CCF in violation of Lakewood's Home Rule governmental processes and laws.

Metro was never asked *formally or otherwise) to bid on an ER or FHC in Lakewood---Nowlin knew that, so he was lying at the press conference.

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_ ... conference


scan0289.jpg
scan0289.jpg (382.99 KiB) Viewed 5551 times


“Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts." Winston Churchill
Brian Essi
Posts: 2312
Joined: Thu May 07, 2015 11:46 am

Re: LAID BARE: Record Exposes Nowlin & Bullock Lies & Active Exclusion of Metro From Bid for Lakewood ER & Hosp

Postby Brian Essi » Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:27 am

To make the process even more absurd---a month before the Nowlin & Bullock Metro charade---thoughtful Anderson asking the lady from Atlanta (tainted Subsidium) about:

1. Whether there was ever an RFP/bid process for an FHC? Answer NO!
2. Whether Lakewood should put the out to bid? Answer: ???

So, Anderson asked the tainted Atlanta lady (with Butler looked on in the email chain) about what Lakewood's RFP/bid process should be?

What did Anderson ( and Butler) do with that knowledge and advice?

scan0291.jpg
scan0291.jpg (501.03 KiB) Viewed 5539 times

scan0292.jpg
scan0292.jpg (245.32 KiB) Viewed 5539 times


“Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts." Winston Churchill
Mark Kindt
Posts: 1686
Joined: Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:06 am

Re: LAID BARE: Record Exposes Nowlin & Bullock Lies & Active Exclusion of Metro From Bid for Lakewood ER & Hosp

Postby Mark Kindt » Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:52 am

In his communication to Subsidium, Council-member Anderson raises many of the right questions to get to the heart of the Subsidium proposal process. I commend him for that!

The Subsidium process was deeply flawed:

1. Because the disposition of major public assets and contractual rights were not handled publicly;

2. Because the Subsidium process created two tracks -- one to continue the hospital as a going concern and one to build a medical office building;

3. Because in this flawed non-public process only the Cleveland Clinic Foundation was permitted to make a proposal for a medical office building;

4. Because late bidders, like Surgical Development Partners, were entirely excluded from the process. There are indications that there was another late bidder that was excluded;

5. Because active attempts were made by public officials (and perhaps others) to discourage Metro from resubmitting its proposal in 2015.


Brian Essi
Posts: 2312
Joined: Thu May 07, 2015 11:46 am

Re: LAID BARE: Record Exposes Nowlin & Bullock Lies & Active Exclusion of Metro From Bid for Lakewood ER & Hosp

Postby Brian Essi » Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:29 am

Here is proof that in October of 2015, Bullock & Nowlin (and all of Council for that matter) knew that Metro was interested in opening ERs in communities like Lakewood.

But Bullock and Nowlin refused to recommend an RFP.

And Nowlin made the blatantly false claim the the CCF deal was the ONLY way to provide ER services.

As I will demonstrate soon here on the Deck, I have numerous records that suggest Nowlin had actual knowledge of the status of negotiations on December 7, 2017 and that CCF's alleged commitment to uninterrupted ER services was very shaky. In fact, records suggest that during the week of December 7, 2015, Thompson Hine managing partner Robyn Smyers was begging CCF attorneys and Jones Day to put window dressing in the Master Agreement concerning the ER so that is would not look like the new FHC was a "minute clinic"--those are Smyers' written words--not mine!

Why did Nowlin lie to the public to "sell" this horrible "deal"?

It was not about ER services.

scan0295.jpg
scan0295.jpg (313.73 KiB) Viewed 5443 times


PS I apologize for all the typos in yesterday's posts.


“Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts." Winston Churchill

Return to “LAID BARE: What Is City Hall Hiding? Let's Take A Look”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests