Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $68,580
80%  
Woo hoo!! After accruing the balance of the monthlies we're now over 80%!! Less than $17k to go!! Let's git 'er done!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: hospital

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • BREAKING NEWS: Patient at Sacramento hospital may have Ebola

    08/19/2014 8:23:09 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 117 replies
    dailymail ^ | 19 August 2014 | Zoe Szathmary for MailOnline
    A Sacramento hospital announced Tuesday that one of its patients may have Ebola. Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center said in a release the patient is isolated. The hospital's Dr. Stephen Parodi said in the release 'We are working with the Sacramento County Division of Public Health regarding a patient admitted to the Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center who may have been exposed to the Ebola virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will be testing blood samples to rule out the presence of the virus.
  • Part of CMC ER roped off, officials say patient being tested

    07/30/2014 9:08:49 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 163 replies
    WSOCTV ^ | 07/30/14
    A corridor of Carolinas Medical Center – Main’s Emergency Room is roped off on the first floor near the entrance. A security guard is posted outside to prevent anyone from crossing the line. CMC officials said a patient is being tested, but a spokesman would not specify what they are testing the patient for. Wednesday morning, the issue at CMC was not impacting Medic services, according to officials. The hospital is taking “all normal precautions,” according to officials. The Centers for Disease Control said it has not been contacted.
  • HAMAS Main Compound Bunker Located Under Central Gaza Hospital

    07/29/2014 10:28:22 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 14 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 7-30-2014 | sundance
    GAZA - The idea that one of Hamas’ main command bunkers is located beneath Shifa Hospital in Gaza City is one of the worst-kept secrets of the Gaza war. Muslim Brotherhood Soldiers So why aren’t reporters in Gaza ferreting it out? The precise location of a large underground bunker equipped with sophisticated communications equipment and housing some part of the leadership of a major terrorist organization beneath a major hospital would seem to qualify as a world-class scoop—the kind that might merit a Pulitzer, or at least a Polk. So why isn’t the fact that Hamas uses Shifa Hospital as...
  • 1 Dead, Multiple People Injured From Shooting At Darby Hospital (PA)

    07/24/2014 12:25:09 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    My Fox Philly ^ | July 24, 2014
    DARBY, Pa. - We are following breaking news in Darby, PA where multiple people have been shot at a wellness center inside Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital located on the 1500 Lansdowne Avenue.
  • Woman in Labor Unable to Cross Street to Hospital Because of Obama Motorcade

    07/24/2014 10:02:24 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | 7/24/14 | Samia Khan and Robert Kovacik
    A woman who witnesses said appeared to be in labor was prevented from crossing an LA street Wednesday afternoon because the road was closed for President Barack Obama’s motorcade. The woman was seen sitting at a bus stop bench on the south side of 3rd Street just east of Robertson Boulevard and across from Cedars Sinai Medical Center. NBC4’s Robert Kovacik shot video on his cell phone of a woman sitting at a bus stop bench and posted it to his Instagram account with the caption, "Woman in labor on bench as motorcade passes; not allowed to cross street to...
  • IDF Returns Fire After Terrorists Attack From Gaza Hospital

    07/23/2014 5:44:58 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/7/14 | Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Soffer
    The IDF has struck a terrorist position in Gaza's Al Wafa hospital, illustrating the highly sensitive and illegal use of civilian targets as human shields by Hamas and other Gazan terrorist groups. IDF sources say that the controversial decision to attack the position was taken after several days in which ground forces came under heavy fire from gunmen positioned inside the hospital grounds. The fire reportedly included both light weaponry and heavy anti-tank missiles directed towards IDF armored vehicles. "The hospital premises were being used as war rooms and command centers by the terrorist groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad," said...
  • Border Patrol Agent Hospitalized with Pneumonia Caught from an Illegal Immigrant, Expected to Have

    07/11/2014 6:42:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 7/11/14 | Ryan Lovelace
    A Border Patrol agent from the Laredo, Texas, Sector has been hospitalized for seven days with bacterial pneumonia, which the agent contracted while processing illegal immigrants, officials from National Border Patrol Council 2455 tell National Review Online. Agent Jarrad Seely, vice president of NBPC 2455, says the agent is expected to have chronic asthmatic symptoms for life, according to information relayed by the agent. The illness has so swollen the agent’s throat that it’s difficult for the agent to speak, Seely says. “It’s a very traumatic experience for [the agent] and [the agent’s] family,” he says. “[The agent’s] got small
  • 100 Protest abortion issue outside Mayo Clinic Health System-Franciscan Healthcare

    07/10/2014 8:23:03 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 5 replies
    news8000.com ^ | 7-9-2014 | Brittany Schmidt
    One woman even traveled from hours away just to join the protest. "I just came today, I have been here a few other times,” said Diane Dorman, a pro-life activist. "It's a long drive for me, so I come when I can stay a long time, when I feel like it can be meaningful,” said Dorman. But Dorman said that the two-hour drive is nothing when it comes to fighting for what she believes in. "From the very beginning, I've come to realize that life begins at the moment of conception,” said Dorman. "It's unfathomable that a doctor here would...
  • And again: Hamas leadership hiding in basement of Shifa Hospital

    07/09/2014 9:24:05 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 7/9/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    As in 2009, Hamas is using Shifa Hospital to hide its leadership, and as in 2012, it is using the hospital as part of its war effort (link in Hebrew) (Hat Tip: Shaul). This one is only three short paragraphs, so I will translate it and then ask a question. A journalist source who is close to security sources in the Middle East says 'Hamas' leadership is taking advantage of the underground structures underneath the Shifa Central Hospital in Gaza as a hideout for commanders and Hamas leaders to protect them against attack by the Israel Air Force. "In...
  • In Maryland, Smoking Could Cost You Job

    07/06/2014 3:16:42 PM PDT · by Drango · 84 replies
    Insurance News Net ^ | July 5 '14 | Lorraine Mirabella
    July 05--Anyone who wants a job next year at Anne Arundel Medical Center -- whether as a surgeon or security guard -- will have to prove they don't smoke or use tobacco. The Annapolis hospital's new hiring policy might be controversial, but it is legal in Maryland and more than half of the United States. And it's a type of job screening that is gaining favor with employers -- from hospitals to companies such as Alaska Airlines -- trying to control rising health costs and cultivate a healthier, more productive workforce. Anne Arundel Medical Center, like a growing number of...
  • Vet dies in another VA facility, whose fault is it ?

    07/03/2014 12:08:55 PM PDT · by redcatcherb412 · 10 replies
    koat tv ^ | 07/02/2014 | vanity
    do not get sick at this hospital
  • Huckabee's EXCLUSIVE interview with Justina Pelletier who was abducted by Mass. DCF

    06/28/2014 7:36:01 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 22 replies
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | June 28, 2014 | You tube
    Huckabee has been Justina Pelletier's champion for the mast several months. Justina was abducted by Boston's Children's and Mass DCF on the grounds that her disease was all in her head - somatoform disorder.
  • After getting treatment in a Koch-funded hospital, MSNBC host has total change of heart

    06/25/2014 12:24:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/25/2014 | Noah Rothman
    On Monday, MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell returned to the network after spending several weeks recovering from a motor vehicle accident in which he broke his hip in multiple places and sustained a variety of other injuries. While O’Donnell appeared totally healed from his ordeal, he came back a changed man on at least one issue: the Koch brothers. In an emotional monologue, O’Donnell opened up about the taxi accident that sent him and his brother to a hospital – a hospital which he praised profusely. That facility was the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, where David Koch...
  • Florida Hospital owner admits it violated federal law

    06/18/2014 7:46:04 PM PDT · by wonkowasright · 4 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 5/28/2014 | Marni Jameson
    Adventist Health System, which owns Florida Hospital, acknowledged in financial documents that its pay arrangements with some doctors broke federal law. The nonprofit health system, which owns seven hospitals in Central Florida and 44 nationwide, told the U.S. Department of Justice that it violated the federal Stark Law, which prohibits doctors and hospitals to have agreements that allow doctors to gain financially from referring patients to the hospital for tests or procedures. ... Settlement talks for the second part of the case, which alleges the hospital engaged in a pattern of unnecessary hospital admissions for more than a decade, will...
  • Filth, Feces, Urine and Trash – Witness Describes Squalid State of St. Louis VA (Video-Photos)

    06/03/2014 6:09:04 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 11 replies
    Progressives Today ^ | 6-3-2014 | Jim Hoft
    Full Title - "EXCLUSIVE: Filth, Feces, Urine and Trash – Witness Describes Squalid State of St. Louis VA (Video-Photos)" This past weekend, Evita Simone Allen visited the St. Louis VA medical center at Jefferson Barracks to tend to an ailing uncle.“Vita” spoke exclusively to Jim Hoft of Progressives Today on Monday about the filth, feces, urine and trash she saw piled up in her uncle’s room at the VA. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gx35OoDGESsHere is Vita’s shocking story – along with pictures from her visit:“As we entered the room, we noticed a foul smell that smelled really bad. As we walked around in the...
  • VA hospital hides Jesus behind curtain

    05/30/2014 2:56:44 PM PDT · by blueyon · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/30/14 | Todd Starnes
    I may have figured out why the Department of Veterans Affairs had such difficulty finding time to treat patients. It’s because it was working overtime to give its chapels a religiously neutral makeover. But as VA officials in Iron Mountain, Mich., learned, one man’s renovation is another man’s desecration. Some folks in Iron Mountain became infuriated earlier this month when they discovered that statues of Jesus and Mary, along with a cross and altar, were hidden behind a curtain in the chapel of the VA hospital there. The chapel still has stained glass windows, though for how long is unclear....
  • Congresswoman Almost Drives Witness To Tears During Heated Exchange On VA Scandal

    05/30/2014 1:04:20 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 26 replies
    Business Insider ^ | May 30, 2014 | Jeremy Bender
    Republican Representative Jackie Walorski of Indiana almost drove a witness to tears during a meeting of the House Veterans Affairs Committee.
  • VA report confirms allegations at Phoenix hospital (and worse, it's everywhere)

    05/28/2014 1:52:16 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 14 replies
    WRCBTV.com ^ | May 28, 2014 | NBC News
    A report from the Veterans' Administration Office of Inspector General identified at least 1,700 veterans at the agency's beleaguered Phoenix clinic who were not properly registered on waiting lists, putting them "at risk of being forgotten or lost." The independent report, released Wednesday, confirmed recent allegations that VA locations have been relying on sketchy scheduling practices amid treatment delays, some of which have resulted in the deaths of vets.
  • Officials: Army hospital chief relieved of command

    05/28/2014 8:34:13 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    FOX ^ | AP
    The chief of an Army medical center has been relieved of his command because of problems with patient care, and the Pentagon has ordered a review of its health care system, defense officials said. The commander was replaced Tuesday at Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and three deputies were suspended, the Army said in a statement. The shake-up comes after two deaths this month of patients in their 20s and problems with infection control at the facility that were pointed out in March by a hospital accreditation group, according to two defense officials. They spoke on...
  • Vet Allegedly Beaten To Death At VA Hospital

    05/27/2014 6:24:26 PM PDT · by Altariel · 85 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | May 25, 2014 | Sarah Fruchtnicht
    A California woman says Veterans Administration hospital guards beat her husband to death after he waited four hours for dialysis. Norma Montano says her husband of 44 years, Jonathan, died of a stroke on June 11, 2011, after he was beaten and had his carotid artery stomped by VA guards. Montano says the hospital also lied to her about what happened to her husband. Montano’s son and daughter are also plaintiffs in the suit. Montano says he husband was tired of waiting, but when he tried to leave and go to another facility, he “was told by the nursing staff...
  • VA Hospital Director Where 40 Died Received Bonus Last Month

    05/21/2014 1:40:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/20/14 | staff
    The director of the Phoenix VA hospital received an $8,500 pay bonus last month even as allegations of 40 deaths resulting from excessive wait times for care were being investigated, according to the Weekly Standard. VA Secretary Eric Shinseki is reportedly responsible for signing off on performance ratings and rewards, but the department’s chairman Jeff Miller said the bonus was the result of “an administrative error.” The Weekly Standard reports: Sharon Helman, the director of the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care System, ”got an $8,500 bonus last month while there was an open [inspector general] investigation into Phoenix,” Chairman Miller...
  • Children’s Hospital Colorado Giving Plan B Drug to 12-Year-Olds Without Parental Consent

    05/18/2014 5:53:41 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    When the Obama administration pushed for over the counter sales of the Plan B drug, which may cause an abortion in some circumstances, pro-life advocates feared this kind of thing would happen. A local news station in Colorado has discovered that a children’s hospital with giving the Plan B drug to 12-year-old girls and all without parental consent. As Fox 21 reports: motherdaughter6bOne Colorado Springs clinic is offering kids as young as 12 access to the Plan B pill without any parental consent. That clinic is a division of Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora and offers services to 12 to...
  • (Live Thread) VA chief Shinseki faces critics on Capitol Hill in first testimony since scandal

    05/15/2014 6:59:23 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 27 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | May 15, 2014 | Staff
    Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki will testify Thursday for the first time since a burgeoning scandal broke on allegedly deadly health care delays in the VA system, as he faces calls for his resignation and demands that the VA immediately improve the way it treats America's vets. According to prepared remarks, Shinseki will say the alleged problems in the system are unacceptable and if substantiated he will take “responsible and timely action” to remedy the situation. “I am personally angered and saddened by any adverse consequence that a veteran might experience while in, or as a result of, our care,”...
  • Whistleblower: Phoenix VA Hospital Destroying Evidence

    05/03/2014 6:30:04 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 14 replies
    http://freebeacon.com ^ | May 2, 2014 | CJ Ciaramella
    Whistleblowers say officials have been destroying evidence at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs hospital where at least 40 patients died from delays, despite requests from Congress to preserve records. Dr. Katherine Mitchell came forward to the Arizona Republic with records that show the hospital was using a secret list to hide the long wait times veterans faced. According to the Republic, Mitchell sent the documents to the paper after receiving a call from a coworker that evidence was being destroyed.
  • Nurses Caught Taping Babies' Mouths Shut in Saudi

    05/01/2014 12:11:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, April 30, 2014
    Say they want to stop babies from crying and disturbing othersNurses at a public pediatrics hospital in Saudi Arabia were again caught sticking an adhesive tape on babies’ mouths to stop them from crying. The hospital in the western town of Taif hit headlines last year when some newborns and other ill babies were seen with adhesive tapes stuck on their mouths. Some of them had their dummies stuck inside their mouths. “They have done it again. It is clear they are doing it again because no measures were taken against them by the authorities in the previous case,” Sabq...
  • Inspectors: Long waits at North Las Vegas VA hospital not unusual (Elderly crying veteran in pain)

    05/01/2014 10:03:45 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 29 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | April 30, 2014 | STEVE TETREAULT
    "An elderly blind veteran crying in pain spent four hours and 45 minutes in the emergency room of the VA Medical Center in North Las Vegas before seeing a doctor in October, but federal inspectors said in a report Wednesday that such long waits were not unusual for patients at the hospital." (snip) "Niccum died on Nov. 15 at a local hospice after a bout with a colon disorder. The Navy veteran had racked up 5,000 volunteer service hours helping veterans and staff at VA facilities."
  • Westmoreland Co. (PA) Woman (Patient) Sold Drugs from Hospital Room

    04/22/2014 4:54:14 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 8 replies
    CBS Local Pittsburgh ^ | April 21, 2014 | Ralph Ianotti
    GREENSBURG (KDKA) — Greensburg City police are expected to file charges as early as Tuesday against a woman from Youngwood who was leading two lives at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital. She was not immediately identified by name. She was not only a patient at the hospital, but she was allegedly selling heroin from her hospital room. Jennifer Miele, Excela’s Vice President of Marketing, said staffers in the ICU saw numerous visitors coming and going, spending only a moment or two with the patient before leaving. “What the staff was noticing in our Intensive Care Unit, was that many visitors were...
  • 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 (LifeSiteNews.com) – 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...
  • OBSERVATION OR INPATIENT

    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
    WCYB.com ^ | 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
    newson6.com ^ | 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...