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  • Clarity wanted in weapon law(WY)

    02/09/2011 3:58:47 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies ^ | 8 February, 2011 | Josh Rhoten
    CHEYENNE -- Hospital officials locally and statewide are encouraging legislators to clarify the concealed weapons law as it relates to hospitals. The current law limits where you can carry a concealed weapon, but does not specifically address hospitals or healthcare buildings. Discussion around the clarification began after Senate File 47 was introduced into the Legislature. That bill would allow residents to carry a concealed weapon without a permit. The bill's introduction and debate create a prime opportunity to address the issue and add needed detail to the law, according to one Cheyenne Regional Medical Center official. "We are not taking...
  • How the Miraculous Medal Changed My Life

    02/14/2004 6:06:07 AM PST · by NYer · 24 replies · 603+ views
    Real Presence ^ | February 2004 | Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J
    One of the most memorable experiences that I ever had was with the Miraculous Medal! It changed my life. In the fall of 1948, the year after my ordination, I was in what we call the Tertianship. This is a third year of Novitiate before taking final vows.In October of that year, a Vincentian priest came to speak to us young Jesuit priests. He encouraged us to obtain faculties, as they are called, to enroll people in the Confraternity of the Miraculous Medal. Among other things, he said, "Fathers, the Miraculous Medal works. Miracles have been performed by Our Lady...
  • Army officer's wife killed teen children because they were 'mouthy,' Tampa authorities say

    01/29/2011 10:33:39 PM PST · by Red Steel · 45 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 11:47 a.m. EST, January 29, 2011
    The woman who authorities say killed her teenage daughter and son because she was fed up with them talking back and being mouthy will not appear in court Saturday because she's being treated at a hospital for an unknown condition. Authorities say Julie Powers Schenecker was taken to Tampa General Hospital shortly after midnight Saturday to be treated for a medical condition that existed before she was taken to jail. Hillsborough Sheriff's deputies — who oversee jail inmates — said they could not reveal Schenecker's medical condition, citing health care privacy laws. An arrest affidavit said Schenecker shot her son...
  • Top Hospitals Across United States Ranked Based on Patient Mortality (1st time ever)

    01/27/2011 12:47:24 PM PST · by Stoat · 26 replies
    Medscape ^ | January 26, 2011 | Emma Hitt, PhD
    Top Hospitals Across United States Ranked Based on Patient Mortality Emma Hitt, PhD processing....   January 26, 2010 — A first-ever ranking of the nation's top 50 hospitals based on a comprehensive study of patient death and complication rates at nearly 5000 hospitals has been released this week.The study was conducted by HealthGrades as part of the ninth annual HealthGrades Hospital Quality and Clinical Excellence study. The analysis was based on approximately 40 million Medicare patient discharges for the years 2007, 2008, and 2009.The study, led by Kristin Reed, MPH, Carol Nicholas, MSTC, and Rick May, MD, with the...
  • Mother gives birth in hospital toilet bowl as midwives 'ignore desperate calls for help'

    01/24/2011 10:43:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/25/11 | Staff
    A mother who gave birth to her daughter in a hospital toilet said staff had ignored her desperate screams for help. Sharon Willoughby, 40, and her partner Richard Sum said they also rang the emergency alarm but waited in vain for 15minutes because staff thought 'she wanted a cup of tea'. Ms Willoughby had gone into the birthing unit at King's Mill Hospital in Nottinghamshire in November last year and was given drugs to induce the birth.But she claims she was not internally examined and went to the bathroom because of excruciating pain a few hours later that evening.
  • Reproductive-care restrictions at Catholic hospitals spark conflict, scrutiny

    01/20/2011 2:39:57 AM PST · by markomalley · 25 replies
    WaPo ^ | 1/19/11 | Rob Stein
    In Texas, a Catholic bishop made two hospitals cease doing tube-tying operations for women who are not going to have more babies. In Oregon, another bishop cast a medical center out of his diocese for refusing to discontinue the same procedure. In Arizona, a nun was excommunicated and the hospital where she works was expelled from the church after 116 years for allowing doctors to terminate a pregnancy to save a woman's life. Such disputes between hospitals and church authorities appear to be arising because of a confluence of factors: Economic pressures are spurring greater consolidation in the hospital industry,...
  • Man's penis amputated following misdiagnosis (Sweden socialized medicine)

    12/29/2010 1:06:41 PM PST · by Tarantulas · 62 replies · 20+ views
    The Local ^ | December 29, 2010 | No author given
    A Swedish man was forced to have his penis amputated after waiting more than a year to learn he had cancer. The man, who is in his sixties, first visited a local clinic in Blekinge in southern Sweden in September 2009 for treatment of a urinary tract infection, the local Blekinge Läns Tidning (BLT) reported. When he returned in March 2010 complaining of foreskin irritation, the doctor on duty at the time diagnosed the problem as a simple case of inflammation. After three weeks passed without the prescribed treatment alleviating the man’s condition, he was instructed to seek further treatment...
  • Warning: Energy “Healing” and Reiki May Be Offered to You at Your Hospital

    12/27/2010 5:00:20 AM PST · by joiful77 · 58 replies · 1+ views
    Lighthouse Trails Reserach ^ | December 20 2010 | Editors at Lighthouse Trails
    According to an article written by the “guru” of Reiki, William Lee Rand, the popularity of Reiki (and other energy healing techniques) is growing by leaps and bounds and is becoming common in many US hospitals. “At hospitals and clinics across America, Reiki is beginning to gain acceptance as a meaningful and cost-effective way to improve patient care,” Rand explains. “Personal interviews conducted with medical professionals corroborate this view,” (1) he adds. Rand says that the general public is “turning with ever-increasing interest to complementary health care, including Reiki,” and according to one study, one in every three Americans has...
  • ObamaCare kills discount drug deals to childrens hospitals (Law of Intended Consequences)

    12/09/2010 8:05:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies · 2+ views
    Hotair ^ | 12/09/2010 | Ed Morrissey
    Nancy Pelosi told us that we needed to pass the ObamaCare bill to find out what was in it, but apparently we needed to pass it to find out what wasn’t in it as well. Thanks to one of the 2800 pages that apparently no one in Congress read before voting on the bill, the new law has drug manufacturers canceling discounts to childrens’ hospitals that helped provide medicine to children suffering from rare diseases. The change will cost these hospitals hundreds of millions of dollars, and will almost certainly curtail access to critical care for children: In an unintended...
  • Doctors produce first-ever MRI scan of baby at the moment of birth

    12/07/2010 3:36:53 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7:26 PM on 7th December 2010 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    Doctors at a Berlin hospital have made a medical breakthrough after capturing live MRI images of the miracle of birth. The pictures, taken after a German mother agreed to give birth inside a magnetic-resonance imaging machine, could provide valuable new insights into the birthing process and allow future lives to be saved. Gynaecologist Ernst Beinder at Berlin's Charité Hospital said the birth proceeded normally and the machine filmed all the movements and processes that went on inside the womb.
  • SEIU Protests Hospital for Defending Employees' Freedom

    11/21/2010 9:13:21 AM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Big Government ^ | 11/21/10 | Liberty Chick
    It’s one of the most beautiful times of the year in the lovely Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, when the trees are gorgeous hues of crimson and gold, and the sweet smell of hot apple cider is in the brisk autumn air. As you walk in and out of little village colonials and saltbox houses donning fall mums and pumpkins on their porches, you’re hit with that waft of burning fireplace aroma – the sort of scene that gives you that comfy feeling of peace and contentment. But turn the corner and that picturesque scene is disrupted by a tiny sea...
  • Update on Obamacon 2012

    11/15/2010 3:43:14 AM PST · by 1234 · 19 replies
    The Post and Email ^ | Nov. 13, 2010 | Andy Martin
    Obamacon 2012 Chairman Andy Martin will hold a Honolulu news conference today, November 13th, to announce a “scavenger hunt” seeking Barack Obama’s physical birthplace in Honolulu. Obamacon 2012/Honolulu 2010 continues through Tuesday, November 16th. Today’s sidewalk news conference will be held at the intersection of Atkinson Drive and Kapiolani Boulevard in front of the Hawai’i Convention Center, Honolulu....Obamacon 2012 conference leader/author/film producer Andy Martin asks “Where’s the plaque” concerning Barack Obama’s unknown birthplace in Hawai’i.Martin notes that although Obama claims Honolulu as his birthplace, nowhere in Honolulu is there any plaque to commemorate the actual presidential “birthplace.” Martin says it...
  • Memorial Hospital cites Obama Health Care Reform on hospital layoffs

    11/01/2010 6:26:49 PM PDT · by Paul46360 · 7 replies · 2+ views
    WNDU South Bend ^ | 11-1-10 | Reporter: Kevin Lewis
    "While hospital leaders admit the economy sparked this problem, it says the Obama Health Care Reform Act gave the hospital a one-two punch."
  • Fiorina Admitted To Hospital For Breast Cancer Surgery Complications

    10/26/2010 10:31:52 AM PDT · by TSgt · 53 replies ^ | 10/26/2010 | Evan McMorris-Santoro
    Republican Carly Fiorina's Senate campaign in California released this statement today: "Carly learned more than a year and a half ago that she, like millions of women, had breast cancer. After successfully battling cancer, she had reconstructive surgery this summer and remains cancer free today. However, this morning Carly came down with an infection associated with the reconstructive surgery and, as a result, she was admitted to the hospital to receive antibiotics to treat this infection. While this will impact her campaign schedule today, Carly is upbeat and her doctors expect her to make a quick and full recovery and...
  • UMass Memorial Health Care to cut 350 jobs

    10/13/2010 7:25:56 AM PDT · by greatdefender · 10 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | October 12, 2010 | Robert Weisman
    Strained by flat patient volume and pressure from health insurers, UMass Memorial Health Care told employees today that it will eliminate about 350 jobs, nearly 2.6 percent of its 13,700-person workforce, in the state's largest hospital cutback this year. The health care system, which operates the three-campus UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester and four community hospitals in Central Massachusetts, said it expects to lay off 130 workers, freeze another 120 vacant jobs, and shed the equivalent of 100 jobs by reducing overtime and shifting employees from full time to part time. "We're trying to prepare ourselves for the longer...
  • The President's Nun: Obamacare Scranton Scandal Explodes

    10/11/2010 7:18:48 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 65 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 10.11.10 @ 6:09AM | By Jeffrey Lord
    A mushrooming political battle over ObamaCare involving the White House, two incumbent Pennsylvania congressmen, three Catholic hospitals and a nun has just exploded in, of all places, Scranton, Pennsylvania. Charges from the Scranton medical community of intimidation by the Obama White House and its allies are filling the air. All of this just as Vice President Joe Biden arrives in Scranton today to raise money for one of the participants.
  • Democrats to Push Bill After Election for Abortions at Military Hospitals

    09/28/2010 2:57:52 PM PDT · by julieee · 14 replies ^ | September 28, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Democrats to Push Bill After Election for Abortions at Military Hospitals Washington, DC -- Democrats are expected to push a bill in the Senate after the elections that would authorize abortions at taxpayer-funded military base hospitals. The bill is one of a couple dozen measures they plan to seek votes on during the lame-duck session after an election that is expected to result in gains for pro-life advocates.
  • Hospital Tech Angry Over Christian Homework

    09/20/2010 6:31:22 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 9 replies · 1+ views
    WRTV 6 (Indianapolis) ^ | 9/20/10 | n/a
    INDIANAPOLIS -- A former hospital worker is suing Clarian Health after she claims her supervisor made her complete Christian-based homework. Dana Wilson worked at Clarian Arnett Hospital in Lafayette in April 2009 as a phlebotomist, a technician that oversees blood draws...
  • Shooting, hostage situation reported at Johns Hopkins Hospital

    09/16/2010 9:09:42 AM PDT · by brytlea · 56 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | Baltimore Sun | Justin Fenton and Peter Hermann
    Baltimore police were swarming John Hopkins Hospital, where there were reports a person has been shot and that a man has taken a hostage on the eighth floor of one of the buildings, according to authorities and correspondence over the police radio.
  • Medicare rules give full hospital benefits only to those with 'inpatient' status

    09/07/2010 11:07:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    WaPo ^ | 9/7/10 | Susan Jaffe
    After Ann Callan, 85, fell and broke four ribs, she spent six days at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring. Doctors and nurses examined her daily and gave her medications and oxygen to help her breathe. But when she was discharged in early January, her family got a surprise: Medicare would not pay for her follow-up nursing home care, because she did not have the prerequisite three days of inpatient care. "Where was she?" asks her husband, Paul Callan, 85, a retired U.S. Army colonel. "I was with her all the time. I knew she was a patient there." But...
  • Hospital to cut about 50 jobs Cutbacks blamed on reforms

    08/26/2010 10:18:44 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies ^ | 8/26/10 | Karen Nugent
    LEOMINSTER — About 50 full-time jobs will be eliminated at the HealthAlliance Hospital — Leominster Campus, and one of two planned expansion projects may be cut back. Mary Lourdes Burke, chief communications officer for the hospital, said yesterday the job cuts do not mean 50 layoffs, because some were vacant positions that will not be filled, and some were positions that had hours reduced. Also, she said, some union contracts required moving employees into other posts. The cuts were made from the main Leominster Campus, the Burbank Campus in Fitchburg, and the HealthAlliance Homehealth & Hospice on Tucker Drive in...
  • Teen who saved drowning boy faces large medical bills, family says

    08/25/2010 8:16:29 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 31 replies · 2+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 8/24/10 | Vernon Clement Jones
    Say family does not have insurance to pay cost of precautionary check-upThe family of a 17-year-old Zion teen credited with saving a drowning boy on Monday in Kenosha, Wis., say the good deed has unfairly saddled them with more than $2,000 in medical bills. “He did what the lifeguard should have done — Trevor saved the boy,” Nicole Bollinger said Tuesday of her cousin, Trevor Hall. “Now the hospital phones me this morning to say that they’re sending off the bill for Trevor being taken to hospital as a precaution afterwards.
  • RCMP dismantle alleged terror cell in Ottawa (linked to al Qaeda) (Aug. 25/10)

    08/25/2010 3:31:55 PM PDT · by fanfan · 85 replies · 1+ views
    The National Post ^ | Aug. 25, 2010. | Stewart Bell
    OTTAWA — The RCMP dismantled an alleged Ottawa terrorist cell with suspected links to al-Qaeda on Wednesday morning, making two arrests in the nation’s capital without incident. The men are suspected of preparing a terrorist attack targeting Canada. The ringleader allegedly attended training camps in the Pakistan and Afghanistan region. But the bomb plot was described as not well defined and the arrests were apparently made on Wednesday because one of the suspects was preparing to travel abroad. A news conference has been scheduled for Thursday afternoon. The RCMP, Ottawa Police Service and Canadian Security Intelligence Service were involved in...
  • South Africa army keeps hospitals open during strike

    08/23/2010 4:50:25 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 1 replies
    BBC ^ | August 23rd 2010 | Staff
    South Africa's security forces have deployed outside hospitals as unions defy a court order to keep essential services open during their strike. Police have fired rubber bullets at striking health workers, injuring several protesters in Durban. The army has sent medical teams to 37 hospitals around the country to keep emergency health services open. Some one million civil servants began their strike on Wednesday, in a dispute over pay. The government on Saturday obtained an injunction against the strike, which the unions immediately condemned. The injunction forbids strikers from blockading state buildings and instructs those providing essential services to return...
  • After Stroke Scans, Patients Face Serious Health Risks

    08/01/2010 5:18:58 PM PDT · by neverdem · 33 replies · 6+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 31, 2010 | WALT BOGDANICH
    When Alain Reyes’s hair suddenly fell out in a freakish band circling his head, he was not the only one worried about his health. His co-workers at a shipping company avoided him, and his boss sent him home, fearing he had a contagious disease. Only later would Mr. Reyes learn what had caused him so much physical and emotional grief: he had received a radiation overdose during a test for a stroke at a hospital in Glendale, Calif. Other patients getting the procedure, called a CT brain perfusion scan, were being overdosed, too — 37 of them just up the...
  • My Recent Hospital Experience ($$$)

    08/03/2010 6:34:26 AM PDT · by A_perfect_lady · 97 replies · 11+ views
    My seething mind | 03 Aug 10 | Moi
    It's actually what I witnessed, not what I experienced. It starts with a long-standing debate I have with a very dear friend who is a little left of center. She maintains that we must have government-subsidized health care or her mother, frankly, would die. She cannot afford her mother's health bills.I've never really understood this, because her mother lives with her and she earns a great deal of money. Twice what I earn, and I am an educated professional. How expensive can it be to keep alive a 73 year old diabetic who has chronic lung inflammation, nerve damage from...
  • New commander at Fort Leonard Wood hospital had helped Iraqi hospitals

    07/30/2010 4:43:43 PM PDT · by darrellmaurina
    Pulaski County Daily News ^ | 7/30/2010 | Darrell Todd Maurina
    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (July 30, 2010) — The military hospital at Fort Leonard Wood gets its new commander today, after a two-month interim period during which Col. Paul Kondrat, an Army regional nurse executive, headed the hospital after the former hospital commander was relieved of command. Col. Judith Ruiz, General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital’s former commander, was relieved of command on June 6 due to what a prepared statement issued by Maj. Gen. Philip Volpe of the Western Regional Medical Command called “command climate and not quality of care.” The new commander, Col. Kirk Eggleston, is a medical...
  • Prosthetic limbs donated to hospital

    07/23/2010 5:16:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 1+ views
    U.S. Forces Iraq ^ | Spc. Daniel Schneider, USA
    BAGHDAD – U.S. Soldiers recently delivered boxes of prosthetic limbs to the Iraqi capital's Adamiyah Hospital, a rehabilitative center where many patients in need are treated daily.The brigade surgeon of 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Maj. Michael Perreault, looks at prosthetic limbs delivered by 4th SBCT Soldiers to the Adamiyah Hospital in Baghdad, July 19, 2010. Following the delivery, doctors gave the Soldiers a tour of the facility where the limbs will be used to treat Iraqi patients. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel Schneider.“We wanted to put these limbs to good use,” said Capt. Gabriela Niess,...
  • Safe containing radioactive material missing from hospital

    07/21/2010 6:46:41 PM PDT · by Cindy · 11 replies
    CHICAGO BREAKING NEWS ^ | July 21, 2010 5:30 PM | Joel Hood
    <p>SNIPPET: "Officials with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and the Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee are investigating how a lead-lined safe containing radioactive material went missing from a storage area at the hospital."</p> <p>SNIPPET: "Gibb Vinson of the IEMA, the state agency that oversees the handling of hazardous materials, said the safe could not be found after construction crews completed a construction project at the facility on July 13. Officials suspect the construction crew may have inadvertently thrown out the safe with debris headed for an area landfill. Vinson said the safe is not believed to have been stolen, although the state is still investigating."</p>
  • All Children's Hospital may forge ties with Johns Hopkins University (St. Petersburg, FL)

    07/20/2010 6:58:32 AM PDT · by Reagan69
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | 7-20-2010 | Richard Martin and Kris Hundley
    ST. PETERSBURG — All Children's Hospital is scheduled to make an announcement Tuesday afternoon, apparently involving the medical arm of Johns Hopkins University.
  • Texas Children's Hospital performs rare tripel-organ transplant on teen

    07/16/2010 6:29:32 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 7 replies ^ | 07/16/2010 | Staff
    HOUSTON – Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston has performed the hospital’s first triple-organ transplant on a 16-year-old Brenham resident. The patient, Taylor Sherrouse, underwent a 13-hour surgery on Tuesday, June 22 to replace her heart, lungs and liver, which had been severely damaged by cystic fibrosis. Taylor is one of only three pediatric patients in the country this decade to receive heart, lungs and liver in one operation. Taylor is recovering well and is scheduled to be discharged this week. To view a video of Taylor’s journey, see: Jeffrey S. Heinle, MD, surgical director of Texas Children’s heart and...
  • A new generation of emergency care

    07/10/2010 11:00:49 AM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 1+ views
    U.S. Forces Iraq ^ | Mike Scheck
    IRBIL – With the official opening of the state-of-the-art Irbil Emergency Hospital here, July 7, a new era in emergency medical care began in this Kurdish region of northern Iraq. The state-of-the-art Irbil Emergency Hospital, an example of U.S. and Iraqi government partnership, officially opened its doors, July 7, 2010. The facility offers nine operating rooms, a comprehensive medical laboratory facility and X-ray, CT scan, MRI capabilities and burn care. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Gulf Region District photo by Mohammed Abdulrazzaq.The new emergency hospital is the primary access point for caring for emergency patients in the area. The only...
  • Hospital commander relieved of duty Sunday at Fort Leonard Wood

    06/11/2010 9:16:29 AM PDT · by darrellmaurina · 2 replies · 523+ views
    Pulaski County Daily News ^ | 6/10/2010 | Darrell Todd Maurina
    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (June 10, 2010) — Regional military officials have relieved Col. Judith Ruiz of her position as commander of General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital. The decision was made Sunday and publicly announced Thursday by officials of the Army’s Western Regional Medical Command, in response to media inquiries from the Pulaski County Daily News. It’s not clear whether the decision had anything to do with a local uproar that followed a false report issued by post officials and widely circulated via e-mail, community message boards, and family readiness groups that eight local restaurants had failed their health...
  • Hospital uses armed man in unannounced drill

    06/01/2010 5:05:49 AM PDT · by Palter · 16 replies · 509+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Marshall Allen
    Test of security procedures results in frightening moments How’s this for an ill-conceived emergency preparedness drill? An off-duty cop pretending to be a terrorist stormed into a hospital intensive care unit brandishing a handgun, which he pointed at nurses while herding them down a corridor and into a room. There, after harrowing moments, he explained that the whole caper was a training exercise. The staff at St. Rose Dominican Hospitals-Siena Campus, where the incident took place Monday morning, found the exercise more traumatizing than instructive. Hospital employees would have been justified in fearing for their lives. Just last year, Henderson...
  • Israel ‘Destroyed’ Gaza Hospital that Never Existed

    05/22/2010 11:20:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies · 577+ views
    inn ^ | 5/21/10 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Another anti-Israeli campaign, this time charging that the IDF destroyed a Christian hospital in Gaza earlier this year, has gone up in smoke following an investigation by the Jewish Telegraph Agency (JTA). One question remains: what was supposed to happen with the $1.67 million raised for “rebuilding” the hospital?
  • Catholic Doctors Support AZ Bishop's Rebuke of Nun over Abortion

    05/19/2010 3:21:35 PM PDT · by topher · 2 replies · 268+ views
    Wednesday May 19, 2010 Catholic Doctors Support Ariz. Bishop's Rebuke of Nun over Abortion By Kathleen GilbertPHOENIX, Arizona, May 19, 2010 ( - The Catholic Physicians Guild of Phoenix has come out in support of Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted, who expressed outrage that a nun administrator at a Catholic hospital in his diocese permitted a direct abortion. The bishop had said that those who were formally involved in the abortion were automatically excommunicated from the Catholic Church."The Catholic Physicians Guild of Phoenix fully supports the Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted with respect to matters of life of a mother pregnant...
  • Bishop Says Nun is Automatically Excommunicated ... [rubberstamping abortion]

    05/18/2010 9:52:44 AM PDT · by topher · 40 replies · 869+ views
    Monday May 17, 2010 Bishop Says Nun is Automatically Excommunicated for Rubberstamping Hospital Abortion By Peter J. SmithPHOENIX, Arizona, May 17, 2010 ( – The Bishop of Phoenix has announced that a Catholic nun and administrator of St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix has automatically excommunicated herself by approving an abortion on a woman who was 11-weeks pregnant, and whose life hospital officials allege they were trying to save. Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted said the excommunications apply to all involved, and lambasted the hospital’s defense of their decision by comparing the ill woman’s unborn child to a...
  • Cook County's 'country club' hospital (suburban Chicago)

    05/17/2010 8:59:10 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 9 replies · 653+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | May 17, 2010 | LISA DONOVAN AND ART GOLAB
    Cook County's 'country club' hospital Oak Forest Hospital is virtually empty -- and far overstaffed May 17, 2010 BY LISA DONOVAN AND ART GOLAB Staff Reporters Cook County-owned Oak Forest Hospital is known by doctors and nurses in the public health system as the "country club." They aren't referring just to the 340 rolling acres the hospital sits on, or the pond that beckons geese, ducks and brown-bagging staffers. » Click to enlarge image On a given day, more than two-thirds of Oak Forest Hospital's beds are empty, and about a fifth of its buildings are vacant. An entrance by...
  • Hospital gun ban brings ‘no’ vote(WY)

    05/04/2010 12:34:58 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies · 248+ views ^ | 4 May, 2010 | Terry McGahey
    To the editor: Because one person made a mistake with a handgun in the West Park Hospital emergency room the hospital has now put up signs banning firearms in the hospital. This is basically the same type of situation the Brady anti-gun people use to try to disarm the public. WPH has no armed security personnel so the honest armed public is to their benefit should some nut cause a problem with a handgun. We who carry concealed legally are honest, decent people just as the folks who carry in the open and believe in our Second Amendment rights. I...
  • LI hospital issues abortion apology to nurses

    04/29/2010 3:39:24 PM PDT · by FR_addict · 2 replies · 440+ views
    New York Post ^ | April 28, 2010 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    A New York hospital has admitted it was wrong when it disciplined eight nurses for refusing to participate in an abortion. Nassau University Medical Center on Long Island apologized to the nurses and said they did nothing wrong. ...
  • Afghanistan: Girls' school attacked with toxic chemicals

    04/22/2010 5:04:29 PM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies · 385+ views
    (ADNKRONOS INTERNATIONAL - AKI, April 21, 2010) via JIHAD ^ | Posted by Marisol on April 22, 2010 5:19 AM | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Kabul, 21 April (AKI) - At least 12 female students were hospitalised in Afghanistan on Wednesday after inhaling a poisonous substance sprayed at a school in northern Afghanistan. The 12 students of the Fatima Zahra Girl School, and a teacher and an assistant were mysteriously poisoned, Hamayon Khamush, director of the hospital in Kunduz city, was quoted as saying by Xinhua." SNIPPET: "To defend their ideology, Taliban militants have attacked girl students with gas and acid." SNIPPET: "In May last year 90 girls were hospitalised in Kapisa province, north-east of the capital, after someone sprayed toxic chemicals in the...
  • Jury rules nurse didn't violate rights of woman barred from partner's room

    04/21/2010 7:45:48 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 26 replies · 941+ views
    seattletimes ^ | 04/21/10 | Jennifer Sullivan
    A King County jury on Wednesday ruled that a nurse did not violate the constitutional and legal rights of a Seattle woman who was barred from her domestic partner's hospital room in the hours before the woman died. Sharon Reed believed nurse Karen Hulley pushed her from the room at the University of Washington Medical Center in September 2005 because Hulley was opposed to her sexual orientation, according to Reed's lawyer. But jurors on Wednesday deliberated only about 40 minutes before voting 10-2 to dismiss Reed's suit, which sought $600,000 in damages. In May 2006, Reed sued Hulley, AMN Healthcare,...
  • Presidential Memorandum - Hospital Visitation

    04/20/2010 4:16:08 PM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies · 286+ views ^ | April 15, 2010 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Home • Briefing Room • Presidential Actions • Presidential Memoranda The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release April 15, 2010 Presidential Memorandum - Hospital Visitation MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SUBJECT: Respecting the Rights of Hospital Patients to Receive Visitors and to Designate Surrogate Decision Makers for Medical Emergencies There are few moments in our lives that call for greater compassion and companionship than when a loved one is admitted to the hospital. In these hours of need and moments of pain and anxiety,...
  • Obama orders same-sex hospital visits

    04/15/2010 9:00:23 PM PDT · by LouAvul · 103 replies · 2,757+ views
    President Obama on Thursday signed a memorandum requiring hospitals to allow gays and lesbians to have non-family visitors and to grant their partners medical power of attorney. The president ordered the Department of Health and Human Services to prohibit discrimination in hospital visitation. The memo is scheduled to be made public Friday morning, according to an administration official and another source familiar with the White House decision. An official said the new rule will affect any hospital that receives Medicare or Medicaid funding.
  • Obama extends hospital visitation rights to same-sex partners of gays

    04/15/2010 7:28:56 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 43 replies · 1,813+ views
    washingtoncompost ^ | 04/16/10 | Washington Post
    President Obama mandated Thursday that hospitals extend visitation rights to the partners of gay men and lesbians and allow same-sex couples to share medical power of attorney, perhaps the most significant step so far in his efforts to expand the rights of gay Americans.
  • Parkland faces federal probe, possible state penalty after drug thefts spanning years

    04/11/2010 7:42:23 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 7 replies · 449+ views
    Dallas News ^ | 4/11/2010 | BROOKS EGERTON
    Federal authorities are investigating a yearslong series of drug thefts at Parkland Health & Hospital System that put hundreds of thousands of painkillers and tranquilizers in the hands of street dealers, The Dallas Morning News has learned. The Texas State Board of Pharmacy, meanwhile, is considering fining or otherwise punishing the taxpayer-funded hospital system and three pharmacists. Board documents obtained by The News say Parkland's outpatient pharmacies and the pharmacists failed to keep proper records or develop sufficient plans for preventing drug theft, as required by law. Parkland says it moved quickly when it discovered the problem in 2007, alerting...
  • NYC’s last Catholic hospital will close (Goodbye St. Vincent's Hospital)

    04/07/2010 11:59:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies · 569+ views
    World Magazine ^ | 04/07/2010 | Alissa Harris
    In the March 13 issue of WORLD, I wrote about the financial troubles plaguing St. Vincent’s Hospital in Manhattan (the last Roman Catholic general hospital in New York) and the struggles of other religious healthcare providers whose charitable mission makes it difficult to compete in the healthcare economy. Looks like my story has a sad ending. An update on the fate of St. Vincent’s: It’s due to effectively close. The New York Times reports that the board voted Tuesday to close the hospital’s inpatient services, although its outpatient services will continue for the time being. The hope is that the...
  • Nurse barred from wearing crucifix loses discrimination claim

    04/07/2010 9:38:17 AM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies · 634+ views
    cna ^ | April 7, 2010
    Nurse Shirley Chaplin. London, England, Apr 7, 2010 / 12:46 am (CNA).- A Christian nurse in Britain lost a discrimination claim on Tuesday after fighting a policy that barred her from wearing her crucifix to work.Shirley Chaplin, 54, was told by the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Trust Hospital last year that the crucifix she has worn for almost 40 years on the job without incident needed to be removed for “health and safety reasons.” Chaplin refused to comply and consequently took the hospital to an Employment Tribunal which ruled on Tuesday that Chaplin is not facing discrimination, as...
  • Launch of Ghazni City Hospital and Orphanage Brings Hope to Afghans

    03/16/2010 6:39:34 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 134+ views
    GHAZNI PROVINCE, Afghanistan – The Ghazni hospital and orphanage project launched, March 9, in Ghazni City, Afghanistan, and construction began, March 11, with the support of the Central Asia Development Group, an implementing partner of the United States Agency for International Development, and Food Insecurity Response for Urban Populations program, a USAID program. The Ghazni City Orphanage will help Afghan children in Ghazni province who have lost their parents from war operations or from a lack of access to proper medical treatment. There are currently 45 children, originally from Ghazni, Wardak and Paktika provinces, between 7 and 15 years old,...
  • Catholic hospitals support health care bill

    03/13/2010 5:07:52 PM PST · by SloopJohnB · 78 replies · 1,888+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | March 13, 2010 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    Just out: A group representing Catholic hospitals Saturday rallied behind President Barack Obama's health care bill ahead of a House vote in which anti-abortion lawmakers could play a decisive role.