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Former Parkland Memorial Hospital attorney, who asked if release of salary list would cause employees physical harm, hired at law firm
Thursday, Jan 06, 2011, 09:39AM CST
By Steve Miller
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We’ve followed the Dallas Morning Newscoverage of Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas with great interest. Particularly when it comes to Michael Silhol, the Parkland attorney who asked employees at the public hospital if complying with an open records request for an employee list could cause them “physical harm.”


Silhol left the hospital in September with a year’s salary at his back and a veil of silence. This came amidst reporting that found the hospital had overcharged Medicare and a personnel evaluation for Silhol that was less than stellar, according to the Morning News.


Now comes the news that Silhol has landed a new job with Dallas law firm Haynes and Boone. And who is one of the partners at Haynes and Boone? George Bramblett, who also happens to be a board member of the Southwestern Medical Foundation board. Which, as the DMN story notes, says it is "dedicated to supporting medical research, education and patient care at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and its affiliated institutions," including Parkland.

 

It sure pays to know people.

 

The law firm, the story notes, maintains that Bramblett had nothing to do with Silhol’s landing.

 

Contact Steve Miller at 832-303-9420 or stevemiller@texaswatchdog.org.

 

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