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  • Hospital let 22-week preemie die despite mother’s urgent pleas

    04/17/2014 1:59:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Peter Baklinski
    ESSEX, UK, April 16, 2014 ( – A UK hospital has apologized to a woman four years after doctors and staff let her 22-week premature son die in her arms within an hour of being born, despite the mother’s urgent pleas for help. Tracy Godwin, who in 2010 held her newborn son Tom for 46 minutes before he ceased breathing, said she was never told about the hospital’s policy stating that babies born before 23 weeks would be left to die. But the hospital has not indicated that it has changed its policy, only that it now has new guidelines...
  • Hospital Ships to Be Counted in U.S. Combat Fleet

    03/17/2014 6:58:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 3/17/14 | SETH CROPSEY
    Earlier in March, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus revised how to count the size of the U.S.’s battle force inventory. The battle force inventory is important because it measures the size of the U.S. combat fleet. The new definition will make the U.S. combat fleet look larger than it really is. This provides a political shield against legitimate concerns that the Navy is shrinking. Ships included in the battle force inventory had been “warships capable of contributing to combat operations” or ships that contribute “directly to Navy warfighting or support missions.” Aircraft carriers, destroyers, amphibious ships, and submarines are...
  • Koch Brothers hospital saved my life: Cancer patient

    03/17/2014 8:01:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | 03/17/2014 | Josh Saul
    Erin Youngerberg learned in 2010 that she was facing a possible death sentence. “I had a mole on my back that started to grow,’’ she told The Post. “Dermatologists removed it and said it was nothing. But they called back and said it was a form of melanoma.’’ And it was the worst possible type of the skin cancer — the kind that causes tumors to grow all over the body. But she has new hope — thanks to a remarkable drug called Yervoy, developed at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center using millions of dollars donated by billionaire David Koch.
  • Koch Brother Donates Money to Hospital, Liberals Protest (Not a Parody)

    03/10/2014 11:54:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 03/09/2014 | Andrew Stiles
    The Koch brothers are at it again. Their right-wing political Panzer Division descended on a New York City hospital over the weekend to protest (!) the addition of a new ambulatory care center. What the hell, Koch bros? Why not pro-America?Sorry. That’s not quite right. In fact, it was the New York State Nurses’ Association, the NAACP New York State Conference, and SEIU Local 1199, among others, who marched on the soon-to-be-built David H. Koch Center at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, which was funded in part by a $100 million donation from the man one prominent liberal recently predicted would...
  • Public Service Union Posts Names of Employees Who Opted Out of Union

    03/03/2014 7:52:02 AM PST · by servo1969 · 21 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3-3-2014 | Jim Hoft
    AFSCME union officials posted the names of employees who opted out of the union at a Michigan hospital. EAG News reported: A top labor official told MLive recently that the public posting of names of union members who opted out of the union serves as a membership renewal reminder to other union members. Lawrence Roehrig, international vice president of AFSCME and secretary treasurer of Michigan AFSCME Council 25, made his comments in an MLive story that appeared after Michigan Capitol Confidential broke the news that AFSCME Hurley Medical Center Employees Local 1603 posted the names of workers who exercised their...
  • Abortion Clinics Put Women’s Lives at Risk Without Hospital Admitting Privileges

    02/25/2014 12:21:15 PM PST · by Morgana · 1 replies
    Life News ^ | Cheryl Sullenger
    A regulation requiring abortion clinics to maintain transfer agreements with local hospitals is paying off in Ohio, with at least three major abortion clinics unable to arrange such agreements, including a Planned Parenthood. Those clinics have each applied for variances, which would allow them to continue operating even though they cannot meet the requirements of the law. The notorious late-term abortionist, Martin Haskell, is the owner of two of the embattled clinics in Dayton and in the Cincinnati suburb of Sharonville. No hospital will extend privileges to Haskell. In January, his Women’s Med Center in Sharonville was ordered closed after...
  • Dad Breaks Gag Order To Speak Out About Why a Hospital is Holding His Daughter Against His Will

    02/17/2014 3:11:38 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 37 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | Liz Klimas
    The last time Lou Pelletier spoke with his 15-year-old daughter was Feb. 14 — Valentine’s Day. For this father of four, though, the day held a different meaning for his youngest valentine: It marked one year since she was taken and placed in a psychiatric ward against her parents’ will. “We need help,” Lou Pelletier told TheBlaze in an exclusive interview, explaining why he made the decision to break a judge’s gag order and talk about the situation. “I’m trying to save my daughter’s life,” he said. “While still being able to live,” Jessica, one of Justina’s older sisters, added....
  • Are nonprofit hospital execs overpaid? SEIU thinks you should have a vote (Oregon)

    02/15/2014 10:27:47 AM PST · by aimhigh · 7 replies
    Portland Business Journal ^ | 02/12/2014 | Elizabeth Hayes
    (Ballot) Initiative No. 39 seeks to limit nonprofit hospital executive compensation to 15 times the annual wage of the lowest paid employee. Current law sets no cap on compensation, but rather, it is considered reasonable if it is comparable to similarly situated executives, even those at for profit health organizations, according to a summary of the measure. The measure would limit the share the hospital may contribute when the compensation is paid by a parent corporation, health system or combination. It requires annual public reports and authorizes civil penalties for violation.
  • My mother is in the hospital. [Good news #42: home from hospital]

    02/12/2014 8:24:54 AM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 41 replies
    Self | 2/12/'14 | Zionist Conspirator
    My mother was transported to the hospital last night with congestive heart failure. She is doing better but I'd still appreciate your prayers. Believe me, she is nothing like me. She's actually nice. I'm far too paranoid to go splashing our family name publicly on FR but if any Jews or Noachides are willing to davvnen/say tehillim for her with the proper formula please PM me and I will give you the information. Thank you all.
  • U.S. hospitals hit with shortage of intravenous saline

    01/29/2014 2:38:39 AM PST · by Innovative · 26 replies
    Yahoo news/Reuters ^ | Jan 28, 2014 | Susan Kelly
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday it is working with the three manufacturers of intravenous saline solutions commonly used to hydrate hospital patients to address a shortage caused by a spike in demand. To cope with the shortage, healthcare providers are using substitute products such as oral hydration fluids or smaller IV saline bags with slower drip rates when appropriate, said Bona Benjamin, director of medication use quality improvement for the American Society of Health System Pharmacists. "We have heard from our members all over the country that the shortage is serious," Benjamin said. "People are able...
  • Hospital May Not Appeal Husband’s Bid to Cut Pregnant Wife From Life Support, Kill His Unborn Child

    01/26/2014 7:04:32 PM PST · by Morgana · 24 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    A Texas hospital may not appeal a judge’s decision late Friday to allow a husband’s bid to remove his “brain dead” pregnant wife from life support, an action that would end the life of his own unborn child. Marlise Munoz collapsed in her home last November from an apparent blood clot in her lungs when she was 14 weeks pregnant with her second child. Her husband and other family members have asked the John Peter Smith Hospital in Ft. Worth to remove Marlise from life support after they were told she was “brain dead.” Ending life support would also end...

    01/20/2014 9:35:15 AM PST · by Thank You Rush · 19 replies
    Classifying Medicare patients admitted to hospitals can be classified as "observation status" or "inpatient." The bill that seniors will ultimately end up with depends on this classification. If they are in need of rehabilitation in a nursing home after hospitalization and the classification of "observation status" was applied to their records at the hospital, Medicare does not pay for the nursing home.
  • Wellmont looking at future options (East TN and Southwest VA---Obamacare strikes again!)

    01/10/2014 12:17:59 PM PST · by Timber Rattler ^ | January 9, 2014 | News 5 Staff
    Change is coming for a local health care company. Wellmont Health System announced Thursday morning the company will spend the next year evaluating options to meet the long-term needs of the organization. We've learned Wellmont officials started a process to look at future options, including aligning with another health system. Wellmont Health System President and CEO Denny DeNarvaez told News 5 the company has no specific timetable for any changes, but said something happening in 2014 was a real possibility. "It's more important that the process be complete, do our due diligence and make sure we make the right decision,...
  • Exclusive -- ESPN Reverses Course, Will Air Ad Containing Words 'God,' 'Jesus'

    12/12/2013 6:05:30 PM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Breitbart Sports
    **UPDATE** Breitbart News exclusively learned on Thursday afternoon that ESPN will air the original ad on Saturday from Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center with the words "Jesus" and "God." ESPN issued this statement to Breitbart News on Thursday: “We have again reviewed the ads submitted for the SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center and have concluded that we will accept the original requested commercial. It will run in Saturday’s VCU at Northern Iowa basketball game on ESPNU. This decision is consistent with our practice of individual review of all ads under our commercial advocacy standards.”
  • Police block Mexico hospital, 6 may have radiation [poisoning]

    12/06/2013 11:50:56 AM PST · by Lorianne · 39 replies
    WKOW ^ | 06 December 2013 | Adriana Gomes Lincon, Emilio Lopez
    PACHUCA, Mexico (AP) - Federal police blocked access Friday to a central Mexico hospital where six people were reported to have been admitted with radiation exposure. An official familiar with the case confirmed Mexican media reports that the six have been admitted to the general hospital in the city of Pachuca and may have been exposed to a stolen source of cobalt-60.
  • ACLU Files Sweeping Suit Against Catholic Hospitals' Anti-Abortion Policies

    12/03/2013 1:28:29 PM PST · by NYer · 34 replies
    Newsmax ^ | December 2, 2013
    The American Civil Liberties Union filed a sweeping federal lawsuit against the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops over its ethical guidelines for Roman Catholic hospitals, arguing the directives were to blame for negligent care of a pregnant woman who went into early labor and whose baby died within hours.The ACLU alleges the bishops were negligent because their religious directives prevented Tamesha Means from being told that continuing her pregnancy posed grave risks to her health and her child was not likely to survive. She was treated at Mercy Health Muskegon, a Catholic hospital in Michigan."It's not just about one woman,"...
  • Nurse dies protecting patients in Texas surgical center stabbing

    11/29/2013 10:45:45 AM PST · by Sheapdog · 81 replies
    CNN ^ | November 26, 2013 | Catherine E. Shoichet
    (CNN) -- Gail Sandidge rushed to help when screams rang out during a stabbing at a Texas medical center on Tuesday. Horrified patients and family members watched as a man stabbed the nurse in the chest. "She was just saying...'I'm hurt. He got me,'" witness Jana Jackson told CNN affiliate KLTV. "And that's when we realized there was blood all on the front of her scrubs." Hours later, authorities pronounced Sandidge dead. Police said four others were wounded when 22-year-old suspect Kyron Templeton attacked visitors and employees Tuesday morning at Good Shepherd Ambulatory Surgical Center in Longview, Texas. The hospital's...
  • Hospitals looking for cash upfront

    11/17/2013 5:57:44 AM PST · by M. Dodge Thomas · 64 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | Nov 17, 2013 | Peter Frost, Chicago Tribune reporter
    Before undergoing an MRI, a CT scan or a surgery to clean up that wobbly knee, consumers had better become accustomed to hearing: "How do you intend to pay for that?"... The shift comes as more consumers enroll in so-called high-deductible health plans, which require consumers to pay more out of pocket in exchange for lower monthly premiums. As a result, health care providers must collect a larger portion of patient bills from consumers themselves, rather than their insurance companies. It's a delicate balance for hospitals, which have certain legal and ethical obligations to care for people who arrive with...
  • Hospital Ship Activates to Support Typhoon Relief Mission

    11/14/2013 3:51:25 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 5 replies
    U.S. Department of Defense ^ | Nov. 14, 2013 | From a U. S. Pacific Fleet News Release
    Hospital Ship Activates to Support Typhoon Relief Mission From a U. S. Pacific Fleet News Release PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii, Nov. 14, 2013 – The commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet yesterday directed the activation of USNS Mercy to prepare the hospital ship for possible deployment to the Philippines. USNS Mercy off the coast of the Philippines during a Pacific Partnership deployment, July 1, 2012. U.S. Navy photo Petty officer 3rd Class Michael Feddersen  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Navy Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr. directed the activation to accelerate Mercy's ability to attain full operating status in case it’s...
  • OK:Police Search For Burglary Suspect Shot By Tulsa Homeowner

    11/04/2013 6:33:38 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies ^ | 31 October, 2013 | Ashlei King
    TULSA, Oklahoma - Police are searching for a burglar who was shot multiple times. He was caught in the act by a homeowner, who showed no mercy. The burglar was taken to the hospital on October 12, but now he's essentially disappeared. Police have already arrested one man for the burglary and now they're searching for Michael Watts. The homeowner who shot Watts said it's a shame that Watts broke into his house looking for gold and left full of lead. (snip) Watts had surgery and disappeared. Now, detectives have issued an arrest warrant for him. "The problem with burglary...
  • Hospital earns fort's appreciation {Sierra Vista]

    10/03/2013 10:53:58 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    SIERA VISTA — Going to a hospital emergency room is traumatic for most, but when a person is a victim of a sexual assault, it is even more psychologically and physically painful. Wednesday, Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley came to the Sierra Vista Regional Health Center to thank those who work in the hospital emergency department. He had a two-fold mission, one to express his appreciation for the service provided to Fort Huachuca soldiers and military families when they have a medical emergency, and to express his personal gratitude to a nurse who helped a female soldier make it through the...
  • Plans for a new hospital draw fort's praise [Sierra Vista]

    10/03/2013 10:50:28 AM PDT · by SandRat
    SIERRA VISTA — Military leaders on Fort Huachuca are looking forward to the construction of the new 100-bed Sierra Vista Regional Health Center, the ground-breaking for which will be held at 4 p.m. on Oct. 16. After Wednesday’s ceremony honoring the hospitals’s emergency department’s staff, Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley said it’s addition to the local communities, military and civilian, will improve health care for everyone. It was some years ago when the post hospital functions were changed to be a health center, meaning soldiers and their families have to go to civilian hospitals for care beyond what the Raymond W....
  • Is This a Hospital or a Hotel?

    09/22/2013 2:32:51 PM PDT · by Mike Darancette · 23 replies
    New York Times ^ | 9/21/2013 | Elisabeth Rosenthal
    As the new St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland, Ill., prepared to open in August, its chief executive exulted, “You feel like you could be at the Marriott.” In the $63 million community hospital, patients all enjoy private rooms, with couches, flat-screen TVs and views of nature. Its lobby features stone fireplaces and a waterfall. Some hospitals in the United States, like Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, have long been associated with deluxe accommodations, and others have always had suites for V.I.P.’s. But today even many smaller hospitals often offer general amenities, like room service and nail salons, more often associated with...
  • Well, I sure screwed it up today… (Update at #250)

    09/13/2013 8:55:51 PM PDT · by trussell · 346 replies
    9/13/13 | trussell
    Well, I sure screwed it up today… I went to sit down on a chair that wasn't there and fell, now I can't move my legs and the ER released me saying nothing is broke so there is nothing they can/will do. No brace, no chair, no crutches, nothing. The doctor didn't even touch me, tell me to wiggle toes, take my temp, listen to my heart, nothing...just a CT scan and then let me go. I couldn't even get in the car without a nurse, 2 cops and a citizen who offered to help. I don't know what to...
  • Wellmont closing Lee Regional Medical Center (Obamacare in SWVA)

    09/11/2013 8:54:16 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 8 replies ^ | September 11, 2013 | Preston Ayres
    A local hospital is closing its doors. Wellmont Health System is citing unprecedented changes in health care as the reason for closing Lee Regional Medical Center. Company officials say three reasons led to the decision reimbursement cuts associated with the Affordable Care Act, extremely low community use of the hospital and a lack of consistent physician coverage.(snip) Wellmont says the closure is to major cuts in Medicare reimbursements by the federal government associated with the Affordable Care Act and a lack of Medicaid expansion by the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • Bert Fish Medical Center: Smokers need not apply

    08/24/2013 4:26:29 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    The Daytona Beach News-Journal ^ | August 22, 2013 | Skyler Swisher
    Starting Jan. 1, Bert Fish Medical Center will no longer hire tobacco users, joining two other local hospitals in telling smokers not to apply. Applicants will be tested for a nicotine byproduct and sign an agreement to remain tobacco-free during their employment with the New Smyrna Beach public hospital. The prohibition doesn't apply to volunteers, medical staff or Bert Fish's roughly 700 employees who were hired before the implementation date... "Not all slopes are slippery but this one really is," said Lewis Maltby, president on the National Workrights Institute, a nonprofit offshoot of the American Civil Liberties Union based in...
  • Dead Fetus Found In Hospital Public Bathroom

    08/07/2013 11:38:56 AM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    CBS ^ | CBS
    DALLAS (CBS 11 NEWS) – Police were called to Baylor University Medical Center’s emergency room, after a dead fetus was found in one of the public restrooms. The discovery was made about 9 a.m. on Wednesday. Dallas Police Child Abuse detectives say they think they have identified the mother and are only describing her as a juvenile. Investigators will only say the fetus was deceased, and have given no details on how developed it was or if it was viable. Hospital visitors are in disbelief that a delivery could happen with potential help so close by.
  • Crusader Hospital Unveiled in Jerusalem

    08/06/2013 3:42:01 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Discovery Channel ^ | 8/5/13 | Rossella Lorenzi
    A huge building which during the Crusader period was the largest hospital in the Middle East has been discovered in the heart of Jerusalem, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced on Monday. Located in the Christian Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem, the 1,000-year-old hospital was identified following a decade-long reconstruction operation. “Until a decade or so ago the building served as a bustling and crowded fruit and vegetable market. Since then it stood there desolate,” the IAA said in a statement. According to Renee Forestany and Amit Re’em, the IAA excavation directors, the structure, only a small part...
  • 'Out of deference,' Obamas to meet Mandela family but will not visit hospital

    06/29/2013 5:03:24 AM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    NBC News ^ | 6/29/13 | Jeff Mason, Mark Felsenthal, Pascal Fletcher
    PRETORIA, South Africa -- U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will meet on Saturday with relatives of anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela, but they will not visit the hospital where the former South African president is critically ill, the White House said. Obama is in South Africa on the second stop of a three-nation Africa tour. His visit had triggered intense speculation that the United States' first African-American president might visit 94-year-old Mandela in the Pretoria hospital where he has spent three weeks being treated for a lung infection.
  • Walter Reed hospital workers receive furlough notices

    05/31/2013 4:32:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    ABC7 has confirmed the region’s two military hospitals are furloughing more than 3,500 civilian employees who care for the nation’s wounded warriors, nearly their entire civilian staffs. The impacted employees are from departments across the board at both hospitals, including members of the trauma team, physical therapists and nurses. They will be forced to take 11 unpaid furlough days starting in July. Hospital officials say the furloughs affect 2,392 caregivers at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda. That’s 94% of the civilian staff there. Officials say 1,163 caregivers at Fort Belvoir’s hospital in Virginia are being furloughed, affecting...
  • Hospitals see surge of superbug-fighting products

    04/29/2013 7:03:19 AM PDT · by bgill · 6 replies
    AP ^ | April 29, 2013 | Mike Stobbe
    In U.S. hospitals, an estimated 1 in 20 patients pick up infections they didn't have when they arrived, some caused by dangerous 'superbugs' that are hard to treat... Machines that resemble "Star Wars" robots and emit ultraviolet light or hydrogen peroxide vapors. Germ-resistant copper bed rails, call buttons and IV poles. Antimicrobial linens, curtains and wall paint. While these products can help get a room clean, their true impact is still debatable. There is no widely-accepted evidence that these inventions have prevented infections or deaths.
  • A stillborn found in laundry service sheet

    04/18/2013 8:41:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Live Action ^ | Jeannie Deangelis
    Imagine having a laundry service that caters to a large health care facility. The usual delivery of dirty bed linens arrives and sits around for 48 hours. Finally, a tired worker drags the large duffel-type bag over to a workstation and starts to yank the contents of the bag out onto a table or the floor. All of a sudden, something unexpected tumbles out. It’s not hospital slipper socks, nor a damp towel. It’s not even a standard crumpled up pile of blue Chux. Wrapped in a sheet like a shroud is a fully formed stillborn baby. baby_wrapped_up_in_blanket_close-up_IAI007000423 That scenario...
  • 65-Year-Old Man Says Nurse in Her 20s Raped Him at Philadelphia Hospital

    03/31/2013 8:19:14 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 97 replies
    NYDN ^ | Friday, March 29, 2013 | Philip Caulfield /
    65-year-old man says nurse in her 20s raped him at Philadelphia hospital The man claims the woman assaulted him on Feb. 27 while he was at Temple University Hospital recovering from a motorcycle accident. A 65-year-old man says a young female nurse raped him while he was recovering from a motorcycle accident at a Philadelphia hospital last month. The man, who has not been identified, said a Temple University Hospital nurse in her 20s entered his room at around 3:30 a.m. on Feb. 27, offered to bathe him and then sexually assaulted him in a bathroom, NBC Philadelphia reported. Police...
  • Brazilian doc ‘killed’ 7 patients to free beds

    03/28/2013 6:06:33 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 19 replies
    Deccan Chronicle ^ | Thursday, March 28, 2013 | Reuters
    Brasilia, Mar 28, 2013, Reuters: A Brazilian doctor who was charged with killing seven patients to free up beds at a hospital intensive care unit may have been responsible for as many as 300 deaths, according to a Health Ministry investigator. Prosecutors said Dr Virginia Soares de Souza and her medical team administered muscle relaxing drugs to patients, then reduced their oxygen supply, causing them to die of asphyxia at the Evangelical Hospital in the southern city of Curitiba. De Souza, a 56-year-old widow, was arrested last month and charged with seven counts of aggravated first degree murder.
  • Baby Adelle's Seder in a Hospital Hallway

    03/27/2013 4:19:33 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/3/13 | Chana Yaar & Maayana Miskin
    Probably few among the House of Israel chanted "Next Year in Jerusalem" more fervently and with more passion this Passover than members of the Biton family, who marked this year's Festival of Freedom by celebrating this year's seder in a hospital hallway. The family was denied the privilege of spending the holiday at home due to a road terror attack several days ago left the family’s youngest child, 3-year-old Adelle, in critical condition. Mother Adva and sisters Na'ama and Avigayil were wounded in the crash caused by the rocks hurled at the family's vehicle as well. The family was joined...
  • Fake fingers to fool the boss at Brazil hospital

    03/13/2013 7:16:29 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    AFP ^ | 13 March 2013
    Five doctors at a Brazilian hospital have been suspended after they were accused of covering for absentee colleagues by using fake silicone fingers with their prints to fool biometric machines... touching her finger to the device, then using two fake digits to do the same for colleagues, and taking delivery of slips of paper indicating they had in fact clocked in to work. That way it looked like there were doctors on duty when there was just one. ... there might be as many as 300 hospital employees who do not exist, except for fake fingers with their prints, but...
  • CDC: 'Nightmare bacteria' spreading

    03/06/2013 5:55:51 PM PST · by oxcart · 67 replies
    CNN ^ | 03/06/13 | William Hudson,
    Hospitals need to take action against the spread of a deadly, antibiotic-resistant strain of bacteria, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The bacteria kill up to half of patients who are infected. The bacteria, called carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae or CRE, have increased over the past decade and grown resistant to even the most powerful antibiotics, according to the CDC. In the first half of 2012, 200 health care facilities treated patients infected with CRE. "CRE are nightmare bacteria," CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden said in a statement. "Our strongest antibiotics don't work and patients are left with potentially untreatable...
  • Nurses protest hospital closings

    02/18/2013 9:18:38 AM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    Times Union ^ | February 16, 2013 | Kristen V. Brown
    Members of the New York State Nurses Association gathered at the Capitol on Saturday to protest the closure of community hospitals. The group also opposes a plan for an "experimental" for-profit hospital pilot program laid out in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's budget proposal. The protest, in front of the state Department of Health headquarters in the Corning Tower, comes on the heels of a vote earlier this month to close Brooklyn's cash-strapped Long Island College Hospital, which is run by SUNY Downstate Medical Center, and the news that Brooklyn's bankrupt Interfaith Medical Center will merge with another hospital. ... New York...
  • Hospital Will Stop Delivering Babies, Thanks to Obamacare

    01/19/2013 11:21:23 PM PST · by kathsua · 11 replies
    Life news ^ | 1/17/13 | Steven Ertelt
    The Obamacare legislation contains no safeguards to stop taxpayer funding of abortions or abortion businesses. Now, a Pennsylvania hospital has indicated it will stop delivering babies thanks to Obamacare. The Obamacare law is causing physicians to cut the number of patients they see or leave their practices entirely — resulting in problems like this one. As AP reports: A southwestern Pennsylvania hospital will stop delivering babies after March 31 because its obstetricians are either leaving or refocusing their practices, and because hospital officials believe they can’t afford it based on projected reimbursements under looming federal health care reforms. The Windber...
  • Douglas Kennedy sues nurses whom he 'kicked in the crotch' as he fled hospital with his newborn son

    01/09/2013 4:37:06 AM PST · by Zakeet · 21 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | January 9, 2013
    A son of the late Robert F. Kennedy, who was acquitted of criminal charges in a maternity ward scuffle, is suing two nurses who publicly said that he kicked them in the crotch during the assault. Douglas Kennedy is alleging defamation and malicious prosecution by nurses Cari Luciano and Anna Lane. He said their statements to police and on NBC's Today show held him up to 'ridicule and scorn' and led to his prosecution. The lawsuit, filed on Friday in White Plains, New York stems from Kennedy's attempt a year ago to take his newborn son from Northern Westchester Hospital...
  • Hugo Chavez Hit By Cuba's Surgical Strike

    01/08/2013 6:00:46 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 11 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 7 Jan 2013 | Editorial
    Americas: Venezuela's Hugo Chavez is dying of cancer in Havana, in a live demonstration of Cuba's vaunted socialized medical care. He went there instead of Brazil because he wanted to make a political statement. What irony. As party cronies hover at his bedside, Cuban officials bark orders to the government in Caracas, and red-shirted Chavistas hold vigils, all signs are pointing to an imminent exit for the Venezuelan leader who controls a huge part of the world's oil. He's going out exactly as he wouldn't have liked — helpless and at the mercy of doctors, a far cry from the...
  • Please Pray For My Mom... and Advice-- Is this the Obama Death Panel in action? (Sad update #118)

    01/06/2013 12:00:02 AM PST · by MacMattico · 155 replies
    Please say a Prayer for my mother. I don't think I've ever asked some one to pray for some one else before, but she's in a tough spot. If it is her time to go it will hurt terribly, but as Catholics and the fact that she is the most caring, loving person I have ever met, I know we will meet again in a better place. I'm also extremely upset with the hospital, and I don't want this to happen to others. On the day after Christmas, my mother was taken to the hospital and diagnosed with Pneumonia. They...
  • More Hospitals, More Hospital Deaths

    12/24/2012 8:29:46 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 December, 2012 | Dean Weingarten
    Scholarly studies have found that the more hospitals that exist in a country, the more people die in hospitals. This alarming conclusion shows that the United States, with the highest number of hospitals, has the most people die in hospitals. Countries with few hospitals have few die in them, a country fortunate enough to be without hospitals would have no one die in a hospital. This leads to the inescapable conclusion that we should ban hospitals in order to prevent hospital deaths.

    12/15/2012 7:51:14 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 64 replies ^ | December 15, 2012 | Aaron Hutchens
    Birmingham police are on the scene at Saint Vincent's Hospital this morning, where somebody fired a gun early this morning. We have now learned that a police officer and two hospital employees were injured during that shooting, and they have been taken to UAB hospital. Their injuries were not life threatening. The gunman was killed during the shooting. Police say that the public is not in any danger, and that the situation is under control. Our reporter on the scene says additional nurses have been called in to work.
  • Twelve nurses who risked their jobs rather than help with abortions

    12/14/2012 8:10:14 AM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    lan ^ | 12.14.2012 | Heidi Miller
    Our jobs were hanging by a string. We were like, ‘All right. If they’re going to fire all 12 of us, fine. But this is against what we believe God wants us to do.’ We didn’t come into this profession to do [abortions]. Alliance Defending Freedom’s cover story in their latest issue of “Faith & Justice” covered the story of twelve nurses who stood up against a hospital when their faith and ethics were on the line. Here is a part of their story, but I would encourage you to read the entire account, found here. Nurses who were protected...
  • Hospital Employee To Be Disciplined For Refusing Flu Shot

    11/06/2012 2:39:18 PM PST · by Altariel · 42 replies
    Fox 2 Now (Saint Louis) ^ | November 5, 2012 | Anthony Kiekow
    WEST ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO. (KTVI) – A Mercy Hospital employee is facing disciplinary action after refusing to get a flu shot. The employee did not want FOX 2 to reveal her identity. “I am scared to get the shot because of the proven adverse reactions people have had,” she said. The hospital adopted a mandatory flu shot policy this year. “It is in the best interest of our patients,” Chief of Quality at Mercy Hospital Keith Starky said. “We know that influenza is a leading killer for the elderly and it is just not a risk we can take.”...
  • Mental Hospital Voter Sign-Up Questioned (Disability Rights North Carolina)

    10/27/2012 10:22:14 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Carolina Journal ^ | 10/26/12 | Don Carrington
    Mental Hospital Voter Sign-Up QuestionedPatients registered without local election officials' OK By Don Carrington Oct. 26th, 2012 RALEIGH — Cherry Hospital, a state-run adult inpatient psychiatric facility in Goldsboro, welcomed a federally funded nonprofit organization to conduct a voter registration drive of mental patients, likely a violation of state law. Moreover, a memo from a hospital administrator indicated the nonprofit, Disability Rights North Carolina, assisted patients in completing absentee ballots, which may have been illegal as well. **SNIP** North Carolina General Statute 163-226.3 makes it a Class I felony for anyone other than the legal guardian or close relative of...
  • Injured BP agent released from hospital

    10/03/2012 4:25:51 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — The U.S. Border Patrol agent wounded in the shooting that resulted in the death of another agent yesterday morning has been released from the hospital, the agency announced this morning. The injured agent was airlifted to a Tucson hospital from the scene, about seven miles east of Bisbee and five miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border, after he and two other agents were shot at by unknown assailants. Agent Nicolas Ivie, 30, was killed in the attack. The third agent was not injured during the incident, which occurred around 1:30 a.m. when the agents from the Brian...
  • $83,046 For A 3 Hour Hospital Visit - Why Are Hospital Bills So Outrageous?

    09/08/2012 11:04:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    TEC ^ | 09/08/2012 | Michael Snyder
    The fastest way to go broke in America is to go to the hospital. These days it seems like almost everyone has an outrageous hospital bill story to share. It is getting to the point where most people are deathly afraid to go to the hospital. All the financial progress that you have made in recent years can literally be wiped out in just a matter of hours. For example, you are about to read about an Arizona woman that was recently charged $83,046 for a 3 hour hospital visit. How in the world is anyone supposed to pay...
  • New York judge sets trial date in Kennedy newborn case

    08/09/2012 8:52:29 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 09, 2012 | unattributed
    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. – A town judge settled evidence issues Thursday and set a trial date in the case of a maternity ward scuffle involving a son of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. Douglas Kennedy, who has pleaded not guilty to charges of physical harassment and child endangerment, will go on trial Oct. 22, said Mount Kisco Town Judge John Donohue. The charges stem from Kennedy's Jan. 7 attempt to take his 2-day-old son from the maternity ward at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco. Nurses tried to stop him, citing hospital policy, and two claim he injured them....