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  • A serial killer at the VA hospital? What's behind a series of deaths

    11/26/2019 5:07:39 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 19 replies
    WPXI ^ | November 25, 2019
    It's a disturbing case that shocked the nation and a Westmoreland County veteran was one of the victims. It happened at the Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg, West Virginia, over a three-day span in April 2018​​​​​​. Investigators say three patients on the same floor, including a local man, died by the same method and had the same cause of death. The more FBI investigators looked into it, the more they believed there was a serial killer in the hospital. Felix Kirk McDermott was laid to rest at the Westmoreland County Memorial Park. He was 82 years old. The retired...
  • Jimmy Carter recovering in hospital...

    11/13/2019 10:57:08 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/11/19 | Veronica Staracqualusi
    ... after surgery to relieve pressure on his brain (CNN)Former President Jimmy Carter is recovering at a hospital in Atlanta after undergoing an operation Tuesday morning to relieve pressure on his brain, according to the Carter Center. "Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is recovering at Emory University Hospital following surgery this morning to relieve pressure on his brain from a subdural hematoma. There are no complications from the surgery," the center said in a statement. Jimmy Carter will remain in the hospital as long as advisable for observation, according to the center. "We do not anticipate any further statements until...
  • Former President Jimmy Carter enters hospital for surgery

    11/12/2019 4:13:41 AM PST · by Erik Latranyi · 61 replies
    Omaha World Herald ^ | 12 November 2019 | Jay Reeves and Shameka Dudley-Lowe
    Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was admitted to a hospital on Monday evening for a surgery to relieve pressure on his brain, caused by bleeding due to his recent falls, his spokeswoman said. The procedure is scheduled for Tuesday morning at Emory University Hospital, Deanna Congileo said in a statement. Carter has fallen at least three times this year, and the first incident in the spring required hip replacement surgery. He traveled to Nashville, Tennessee, and helped build a Habitat for Humanity home after getting 14 stiches following a fall on Oct. 6. And he was briefly hospitalized after fracturing...
  • Former Missouri Hospital Executive Pleads Guilty to Pass-Through Billing Scheme

    10/30/2019 12:17:56 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 4 replies ^ | 10/29/19 | DOJ
    Former Missouri Hospital Executive Pleads Guilty to Pass-Through Billing Scheme that Caused Over $100 Million in Losses The former CEO of a Missouri hospital pleaded guilty today for his role in a pass-through billing scheme in which the hospital was used to submit fraudulent claims for toxicology and blood testing, resulting in multiple insurance companies and the Missouri Medicaid program paying over $100 million in claims.Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez of the Middle District of Florida, U.S. Attorney Timothy A. Garrison of the Western District of Missouri, Special...
  • Womans Baby Aborted Without Her Consent After Grievous Hosptial Mix-Up

    10/11/2019 2:57:19 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Activist Mommy ^ | October 9, 2019 | The Activist Mommy
    A Vietnamese family suffered an unspeakable tragedy after staff at a South Korean hospital allegedly mixed up the mothers chart with another patient and performed an abortion while she was under anesthesia. According to The Korea Times, the mother, who is not named in reports, was six weeks pregnant when she and her husband visited the Seoul hospital in early August for a confirmation of her pregnancy and prenatal care. After confirming the pregnancy, hospital staff recommended a nutritional supplement. While she was waiting for it, however, a nurse and doctor allegedly mixed up her chart with that of another...
  • Catholic Hospital Faces Lawsuit After Firing Employee Who Planned to Kill Patient in Assisted...

    10/04/2019 12:42:19 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | October 4, 2019 | SPUC
    FULL TITLE: Catholic Hospital Faces Lawsuit After Firing Employee Who Planned to Kill Patient in Assisted Suicide A Catholic hospital in Colorado is facing a legal challenge after firing an employee who planned to kill a patient by assisted suicide. Centura Health, a Catholic healthcare network based in Colorado has been challenged by court action after dismissing employee, Doctor Barbara Morris, who wanted to prescribe lethal drugs to a 64-year old patient, Neil Mahoney, in order to end his life. Morris was fired on the 26th of August 2019, after she asked a state court to declare that Centura Healths...
  • Dying man granted last wish to be baptize

    10/03/2019 5:36:35 AM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    WKRG ^ | October 2, 2019 | Devon Walsh
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WKRG) A man dying of Stage Four Lung Cancer is granted his dying wish, thanks to the staff at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Thomas Roberts had only days to live but felt compelled to be baptized. There was one small problem: He wanted to be submerged in water but could only be removed from his oxygen tubes for a short amount of time. The doctors and nurses performed a miracle and made it happen. Here is a portion of the article written by Holly Gainer, in UABs Public Relations office. Roberts, who was a patient on...
  • Calif. appeals court says Catholic hospital can be sued for refusing to sterilize transgender male

    09/23/2019 8:44:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/23/2019 | Michael Gryboski
    A California Court of Appeal has struck down a trial court ruling in favor of a Catholic hospital sued for not performing a sterilization procedure on a transgender individual for religious reasons. In 2017, a transgender male named Evan Minton filed a complaint against Dignity Health, whose hospital Mercy San Juan Medical Center refused on religious grounds to perform an elective hysterectomy as part of a gender reassignment. Presiding Justice Stuart Pollak of the Court of Appeals of California, First District, Division Four authored the opinion, which was released last week and reversed an earlier trial court decision and remanded...
  • 1 in Custody After Report of Shots Fired at Chicago VA Hospital

    08/13/2019 5:01:57 AM PDT · by csvset · 22 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 12 Aug 2019 | Staff
    Chicago "avoided tragedy" on Monday afternoon after police officers arrested a man who opened fire at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center on the city's West Side, FBI Special Agent in Charge Jeffrey Sallet said. According to a spokesperson at the hospital, located at 820 S. Damen Ave., staff were told to shelter in place at around 2:18 p.m. The suspect, who was armed with an assault rifle, shot at the building initially, and then went inside the hospital, police said at a press conference. Authorities said the suspect fired both inside and outside but declined to answer just how...
  • Hahnemann Hospital no longer accepting trauma patients

    06/29/2019 1:20:34 PM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 60 replies
    WPVI ^ | June 27, 2019 | WPVI Story Monkey
    PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Hahnemann University Hospital says it is no longer accepting trauma patients just days after announcing the institution's planned closure for September due to unsustainable financial losses. The hospital says it notified the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation (PTSF) Friday night of its trauma center decision. "After reviewing our plan of closure and in consultation with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, we felt this move is in the best interest of patient safety," Dr. Alexander E. Trebelev, Chief Medical Officer at Hahnemann, said in statement released Saturday afternoon. "Unfortunately, we are facing clinical and operational challenges. We cannot continue...
  • Parents of Baby Kidnapped after Forced Cesarean in Connecticut Hospital...[tr]

    06/15/2019 7:07:35 PM PDT · by Sioux-san · 79 replies
    Health Impact News ^ | June 15, 2019 | Health Impact News staff
    Suzy and her husband Peter Saad will face a judge next week who will reportedly terminate their parental rights to their newborn baby, Sofia. The parents reportedly have no criminal record, and have not been charged with child abuse or neglect. They stopped in a hospital in Connecticut while on a trip to Maine because Suzy was experiencing back pain, and the staff there allegedly accused her husband of being a Muslim terrorist, even though he is a U.S. citizen of Egyptian heritage, and a Coptic Christian. "In protest of the very obvious violation of our human and civil rights,...
  • Need Freeper help and advice on medical issue.

    01/25/2019 7:19:47 AM PST · by Tennessee Conservative · 117 replies
    I seldom post and never post vanities but I'm desperate. In November I fell and twisted my foot under me. The foot swelled but swelling was minimal a week later. A month later I went to the Podiatrist for x-rays because I thought it should be 100% by then. Nothing was broken but he said I had torn all of the ligaments and tendons in my foot and ankle. He told me then that exercise would aid with healing but DO NOT fall on it again and if it hurts stop doing whatever was causing the pain. I have been...
  • V.A. Seeks to Redirect Billions of Dollars Into Private Care

    01/12/2019 10:08:06 AM PST · by Theoria · 54 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 12 Jan 2019 | Jennifer Steinhauer and Dave Philipps
    The Department of Veterans Affairs is preparing to shift billions of dollars from government-run veterans hospitals to private health care providers, setting the stage for the biggest transformation of the veterans medical system in a generation. Under proposed guidelines, it would be easier for veterans to receive care in privately run hospitals and have the government pay for it. Veterans would also be allowed access to a system of proposed walk-in clinics, which would serve as a bridge between V.A. emergency rooms and private providers, and would require co-pays for treatment. Veterans hospitals, which treat seven million patients annually, have...
  • Moose wanders into Alaska hospital for a 'morning snack'

    01/08/2019 10:53:42 AM PST · by Red Badger · 50 replies ^ | By Lucia I. Suarez Sang
    Doctors, staff and patients at a hospital in Alaskas largest city got the surprise of a lifetime when a large moose wandered inside for a quick snack. Video footage captured Monday by a worker at Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage shows the moose poking around some greenery near an entrance before it starts gazing in the cameras direction. Didnt think wed have a pet moose, Stephanie Hupton, who works in billing at a physical therapy office inside the hospital and captured the footage, told the Associated Press. She told KTUU that she started recording after a patient mentioned to security...
  • Jimmy Osmond, 55, has stroke while playing Captain Hook in panto and is rushed to hospital [tr]

    12/31/2018 2:13:51 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 57 replies
    daily mail ^ | Dec. 31, 2019 | SEBASTIAN MURPHY-BATES
    Full Title: Jimmy Osmond, 55, has stroke while playing Captain Hook in panto and is rushed to hospital - forcing singer to pull out of future shows Jimmy Osmond has been rushed to hospital after suffering a stroke on stage while starring in a pantomime. The former Osmonds star was appearing as Captain Hook during a performance of Peter Pan at the Birmingham Hippodrome when he suffered his second stroke in 15 years. The 55-year-old will not be returning to work in the show, which concludes on January 27, with Osmond's understudy Luke Redford and Darren Day taking over. Jimmy...
  • N.J. surgery center that possibly exposed thousands to HIV had rusty equipment, reports says

    12/29/2018 1:06:53 PM PST · by bgill · 13 replies
    nbcnews ^ | Dec. 29, 2018 | Kalhan Rosenblatt
    The New Jersey surgery center that may have exposed more than 3,700 patients to HIV and hepatitis used rusty equipment and had soiled bed sheets, according to a report from the state's department of health. HealthPlus Surgery Center in Saddle Brook, New Jersey, was closed on Sept. 7 after the New Jersey Department of Health discovered multiple violations of sterilization and sanitation requirements, according to a citation summary sheet made public on Friday. The state allowed HealthPlus Surgery Center to reopen on Sept. 28... "We are aware of patients with pre-existing conditions such as HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C....
  • Hospital prices are going public soon

    12/27/2018 7:21:03 AM PST · by buckalfa · 76 replies
    WDBJ7 ^ | December 26, 2018 | Caslee Sims
    Many Americans have left the hospital concerned or surprised at how much or little they've spent for a service there. Well, thanks to a federal law, there will soon be more transparency on how much you'll be spending after your hospital visit. Starting on January 1, 2019, a federal law will require hospitals to post a master list online for how much the facility charges for a service. Often times, little to no price transparency can make it difficult for consumers to price compare. Other times the final bill is almost never the same as the "sticker price" due to...

    11/01/2018 3:22:06 AM PDT · by JonnyFive · 36 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/31/18 | Benny Johnson
    President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump visited Pittsburgh Tuesday in the aftermath of the horrific Synagogue shooting that left 11 dead. Pittsburgh resident Sheryl Mascio, however, captured a behind-the-scenes moment of the president as he visited survivors of the shooting at a nearby hospital. Mascio posted the video on Twitter and it quickly went viral. The video shows Trump and Melania stopping on their tour of the hospital to greet doctors and nurses who were tending to the victims.
  • President's reception at the Pittsburgh Hospital

    10/31/2018 11:06:50 AM PDT · by Huskrrrr · 25 replies
    Youtube ^ | October 31, 2018 | Hawkiiii
  • Doctor convicted of sexual assault of patient gets probation rather than prison

    08/20/2018 5:20:43 AM PDT · by Innovative · 26 replies
    NBCNews ^ | Aug. 20, 2018 | AP
    The victim tried to alert a nurse using a call button but witnesses testified it had been unplugged. A former Houston doctor convicted of sexually assaulting a patient while she was tethered to machines and receiving treatment for asthma won't serve any prison time and will instead serve 10 years' probation. The punishment has surprised defense attorneys, disappointed law enforcement and raised concerns from a victims advocacy group, the Houston Chronicle reported. The victim said through a former attorney that she had no comment and wanted to put it all behind her.