Uncovering Corruption in Perry County, Pennsylvania Part 2
For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known. (3) Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.
This will be a 10 part series. It is authored by John Holman, who I worked with on this investigation. All information in these posts were given to the US Attorney’s office and the FBI.
The lead investigator is John McTernan a retired 26 year veteran, federal agent with the US Treasury Dept. (IRS Internal Security Division). He worked in NYC, Long Island, NY, Nashville, TN and was the agent-in-charge of the Harrisburg Office. He received numerous letters of commendation for outstanding investigations, including against organized crime.
John Holman is a past President of Liverpool, PA town council, past President of Liverpool Municipal Authority and past member of the Liverpool planning commission.
Truth is very important to us. We invite anyone who is named in our report to correct anything that is not true about them. We invite them to comment on Facebook or e-mail us their corrections. We also left out the names of the innocent elderly.
Following is a narrative of the incident that began our quest to restore the rights of the nursing home residents at Kinkora Pythian Nursing home in Duncannon, PA and ultimately revealed “The Monster”.
In 2012 I was called to minister at Kinkora nursing home. Our meetings were held on Sunday mornings and were voluntarily attended by about thirty residents. All went well for two years until the weekend nurse resigned and nurse Susan Jones became weekend supervisor.
After a Sunday meeting in April 2014, Jones stopped me as I was leaving. She advised me that no more speaking about pro-life issues would be tolerated. I asked Jones,“ by what authority she determined what the residents heard and limit my freedom of speech”.
Jones then proclaimed herself to be an “Advocate for the Elderly” and no more pro-life issues would be permitted to be spoken about at the meetings. Jones told me that if I refused to obey her, she would speak to Kinkora nursing home administrator Mitch Himmelberger and the meetings would be stopped.
I asked Jones if she would return to the meeting room and discuss her decision with the residents that attended the meetings. She refused. I suspect Jones is an advocate for abortion.
The next week my wife received a call from Mitch Himmelberger thanking me for my time of ministry at the home and to inform me the Sunday meetings were canceled.
I had made many friends at the home, who by this time were calling me Pastor. I even preached one my friend’s funeral. I returned to Kinkora the following Sunday to visit my friends. While visiting the first of my friends I was asked we did not have a church meeting that week. I explained that Himmelberger had canceled the meetings. The resident said, “Kinkora were not going to do this wanted me to continue to preach at the meetings and wanted to speak to Himmelberger”.
1 Thessalonians 5:14 Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.
Jones interrupted the visit and asked me to leave. I asked why I had to leave and she refused to give a reason and came back a few minutes later and interrupted the visit again and telling me I had a phone call. My friend told Jones not to interrupt our visit and wanted me to stay.
The phone call was from the Mitch Himmelberger. Himmelberger thanked me for being a volunteer and told me the meetings were ended. I told him we were not having a meeting. I told him I was visiting my friends. He told me I was no longer permitted on the premises, and I would be treated as a trespasser if I returned. He told me he decided who visited the residents and he would talk to the residents that attended the service and their families and no more visits would be permitted.
During the conversation, I told him my friend wanted to talk to him to request that I be able to continue visiting. He refused to speak with my friend and ordered me to leave. I told him I would leave after saying good-bye to my friend.
While I was saying good-bye Jones interrupted my friend, and I again she screamed for someone to get her a phone book. I believed she was going to call the police. My friend strongly objected to Jones outrageous behavior and became very agitated and once again protested to Jones about her bad behavior and Himmelberger’s refusal to listen to a complaint.
I told my friend I would get this problem resolved and come back to visit. I never saw my friend again.
I would later find out my ministry was not the only ministry thrown out of Kinkora by Himmelberger.
Our next installment begins the “Run Around” kicked off by the Perry County Area Agency on Aging staff, State Representative Mark Keller and Perry County Commissioners Brenda Benner and Paul Rudy.
Violations by Himmelberger and Jones:
Taken directly from Kinkora literature. Kinkora’s own rules and state and federal law sited below.
1. and 2. are two of the Kinkora resident’s rights which must comply with state and federal law: 1. You have the right and freedom to exercise your rights as a resident of this facility and as a citizen of the United States without fear of discrimination, restraint, interference, coercion or reprisal. 2. You have the right to receive or deny visitors.
Pennsylvania State Code: Title 28 Health and Safety, Chapter 201. LONG-TERM CARE NURSING FACILITIES
(i) The resident shall be encouraged and assisted throughout the period of stay to exercise rights as a resident and as a citizen and may voice grievances and recommend changes in policies and services to the facility staff or to outside representatives of the resident’s choice.
Code of Federal Regulations: 42 CFR 483.10 – Resident rights.
(4) The resident has a right to receive visitors of his or her choosing at the time of his or her choosing, subject to the resident’s right to deny visitation when applicable, and in a manner that does not impose on the rights of another resident.
(b) Exercise of rights. The resident has the right to exercise his or her rights as a resident of the facility and as a citizen or resident of the United States.
(1) The facility must ensure that the resident can exercise his or her rights without interference, coercion, discrimination, or reprisal from the facility
(2) The resident has the right to be free of interference, coercion, discrimination, and reprisal from the facility in exercising his or her rights and to be supported by the facility in the exercise of his or her rights as required under this subpart.
Revelation 22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.