Monday, December 2, 2013

Urgent Health Campaign for Robert Seth Hayes #74-A-2280

Urgent        Health Campaign for         Robert Seth Hayes#74-A-2280

Robert Seth      Hayes is currently 65 years old. We are requesting  an appropriate medical      work-up in an outside facility for abnormal      weight loss, because Mr. Hayes has lost 40 pounds in the last 3 months      and currently weighs only    140 pounds max. 40 lbs of weight loss in a few months is very concerning      for cancer and cancer      needs to be ruled out. This is most urgently needed for Seth’s health      right now. This weight loss is acute and clearly urgent.
Mr. Hayes  was      first diagnosed with Type II diabetes in the year 2000. In the 13 years      since        then, DOCCS has        been completely unable to control his blood sugar levels. At the time      he was diagnosed, Mr. Hayes was at Clinton. He was transferred to Wende      in        2003 and then to Sullivan in 2010.
Throughout this time,      Mr. Hayes’ sugar      levels have either soared to the 300 to 400 levels or been extremely low,      in the 50 to 70 levels, both    life-threatening. Mr. Hayes also has Hepatitis C, for which he is currently    not receiving any treatment. Diabetes      is an insidious disease, and the constant sugar fluctuations can lead to      renal    failure, coma or stroke.
NYS DOCCS states on its      website that denial of adequate medical care is a violation of a person’s      eighth amendment constitutional rights, as this would be cruel and unusual      punishment. Of course, adequate medical care    would include a diabetic diet, which is absolutely not provided by NYS DOCCS.    Additionally, they refuse to allow food package items such as diabetic cookies    and candies.
Since NYS DOCCS has been      completely unable to control Mr. Hayes’ sugar    levels during the past 13 years, the community requests that he be taken    to an outside medical facility for a complete diagnosis and adequate care.
Of course, if Robert Seth Hayes had been released on parole instead of having    15 years added to his sentence by the NYS DOCCS Parole Board, he would be    a free man today and would have better access to adequate medical care than    he currently does.
Please write,      call, fax and email the following people and insist that Robert Seth Hayes,      DIN No. 74-A-2280, be taken to an outside medical facility as    soon as possible. If you are a doctor, nurse, or any other kind of medical    personnel, please use your letterhead. Please email    and let us know what response you receive. Also, if you are able to find    out any additional phone or fax numbers, we will be grateful for the information.
Acting Commissioner            Anthony J. Annucci   NYS Department of Corrections   and Community Supervision   Harriman State Campus, Building 2   1220 Washington Ave   Albany, New York 12226-2050   Phone: (518) 457-8126
Carl J. Koenigsmann          M.D. Deputy Commissioner/Chief      Medical Officer NYS DOCCS Division of Health Services Harriman State Campus, Building #2 1220 Washington Avenue Albany, New York 12226-2050 Phone: 518-457-7073 Fax: 518-457-2115
Elizabeth Ritter         Assistant Commissioner         for Health Services         NYS DOCCS Division of Health Services         Harriman State Campus, Building #2         1220 Washington Avenue         Albany, New York
Division of Health Services   Nancy A. Lyng, MS, Director of Health Services   Operations and Management   Harriman State Campus, Building #2   1220 Washington Avenue   Albany, New York 12226-2050 (518) 457-7072
Sullivan Correctional            Facility   P.O. Box 116, 325 Riverside Drive   Fallsburg, NY 12733-0116 845-434-2080   Patrick Griffin, Superintendent

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