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  • Reporter reveals the alarming confusion she witnessed during her own Ebola scare in hospital

    10/17/2014 5:27:41 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    Mail On Line ^ | 10-16-14 | Laura Collins
    On Saturday October 4 at around 12.30pm, I found myself sitting in an isolation room in Texas Presbyterian Hospital ER. A few moments earlier the doctor on duty had waved from his desk outside my glass box, identifying himself as the medic speaking to me over the phone. He had placed a call to the Center for Disease Control, he explained, and was just waiting to hear back from them before deciding how to proceed. I thanked him and told him I sincerely hoped I was wasting his time. Certainly under normal circumstances the symptoms I was experiencing would not...
  • Ebola Preparation ‘Will bankrupt my hospital!’ Director Reacts to CDC Prep Call

    10/15/2014 2:57:33 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 58 replies
    http://pjmedia.com/ ^ | BRYAN PRESTON
    Dr. Betsy McCaughey appeared on Fox just after she had attend a CDC conference call with hospitals this afternoon. Host Stuart Varney asked her what it would take to set up 50 hospitals to be ready for Ebola. McCaughey’s answer is stunning. According to her, after the CDC outlined its preparation strategy, one hospital administrator responded, “What you’re telling us would bankrupt my hospital!” She said that that administrator represents a Southern California hospital. McCaughey noted that there was no word on the call of who would pay for hospitals to get themselves ready for Ebola patients. And then she...
  • Possible Ebola case in Mobile County (Alabama)

    10/14/2014 5:12:27 PM PDT · by boycott · 51 replies
    Fox 10 TV ^ | October 14, 2014 | Cassandra McAboy
    MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – Mobile Fire-Rescue is taking a woman to USA Medical Center. She earlier came to the Mobile County Health Department, showing some symptoms associated with Ebola. The woman said she has family members who had been to Africa.
  • Ebola in Brooklyn? Teen hospitalized after showing symptoms of fatal virus

    10/11/2014 12:05:32 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 84 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 11 October 2014 | Chris Spargo
    A Brooklyn teenager was rushed to the hospital yesterday after showing symptoms consistent with Ebola. The 14-year-old boy had a fever and was feeling fluish according to officials who spoke to the Daily News. He was brought to Brookdale Hospital where tests are being run to see if he has the disease. He is currently in isolation. The boy was apparently in Sudan for two weeks and hospitalized there as well, but lied to officials about being sick so he could fly home. Now, NYPD is working with officials to see if any of his family members should also be...
  • An Ebola goof and an Obama crony (pocketed $30 Billion stimulus for faulty Texas tech)

    10/09/2014 5:23:53 AM PDT · by Liz · 13 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 10/9/14 | MICHELLE MALKIN
    --snip-- Texas Health contracts with Epic Systems for its electronic-medical-records (EMR) system. Epic was founded by billionaire Judy Faulkner, a top Obama donor---the dominant EMR player in the US health-care market. The firm’s Top 10 PAC recipients are all Dem/lefty outfits: DCCC got nearly $230,000; DNC Services Corp. nearly $175,000.......Obama campaign-finance bundler, Faulkner, served as an adviser to WH health-information-tech guru David Blumenthal--in charge of dispensing EMR subsidies. Faulkner also served on the same committee Blumenthal chaired. Epic and other large firms lobbied aggressively for nearly $30 billion in 2009 stimulus subsidies. Epic has been the subject of rising industry...
  • Louisiana VA hospital lacks pajamas and sheets, but spends millions on new furniture, TVs and solar

    10/01/2014 4:51:30 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 29 replies
    FoxNews ^ | October 1, 2014 | Tori Richards
    Veterans at the Shreveport, La., Veterans Affairs hospital have been going without toothbrushes, toothpaste, pajamas, sheets and blankets while department officials spend money on new Canadian-made furniture, televisions to run public service announcements and solar panels, a Watchdog investigation has revealed. Sources inside the hospital told Watchdog.org that patients also have had to contend with substandard care, as many nurses spend less time on work than on cell phones, iPods or accessing personal data on hospital computers.
  • Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas monitoring patient for possible Ebola

    09/29/2014 7:54:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 60 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 9/29/14 | Claire Cardona
    Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas is carefully evaluating a patient who may have Ebola Virus Disease. Based on the patient’s symptoms and recent travel history, the patient has been admitted into “strict isolation,” said spokeswoman Candace White in a prepared statement. Preliminary test results are expected Tuesday. The hospital is following Centers for Disease Control and Texas Department of Heath recommendations to ensure the safety of patients, staff, volunteers, physicians and visitors, White said. In August, Dr. Kent Brantly, a Fort Worth doctor who contracted Ebola while working as an aid worker in Africa,
  • Challenging "Gun Free" Zones at the GRPC

    09/28/2014 5:54:56 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 September | Dean Weingarten
    <p>Dr. John Edeen, above spoke as part of a panel on targeting "Gun Free Zones".   Dr. Edeen was not always part of the gun culture.   He grew up in New Jersey, but now practices medicine in San Antonio, Texas.</p> <p>He started taking colleagues shooting, and talking about the dangerous "gun free" policy of the hospital where he works.   He ran into considerable opposition, but over the course of time, he has converted many.   He says that he has obtained over 400 signatures from coworkers on a petition for the Hospital to change its policy.</p>
  • Possible mini stroke, being admitted

    09/24/2014 1:41:15 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 179 replies
    self | self
    Ct scan negative, they want MRI, need to be admitted for that, face still numb
  • Scam Alert: Hospitals All Over America Are Wildly Inflating Medical Bills

    09/21/2014 7:24:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    TEC ^ | 09/20/2014 | Michael Snyder
    The next time you visit a hospital, it is your wallet that may end up hurting the most. All over the United States, it has become common practice for hospitals to wildly inflate medical bills. For example, it has been reported that some hospitals are charging up to 30 dollars for a single aspirin pill. And as you will see below, some victims report being billed tens of thousands of dollars for a non-surgical hospital visit that lasts only a few hours. When something is seriously wrong with us, most of us never stop to ask our health professionals how...
  • Chicago hospital trains Navy doctors for battle

    09/12/2014 8:05:01 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 4, 2014 | DON BABWIN
    CHICAGO (AP) — The patient had been shot on the streets of Chicago, but when Dr. Jared Bernard stood over his open body in the operating room, he could see that the single bullet had unleashed the same kind of massive infection inflicted by roadside bombs in Afghanistan. Although the wounded man lay in a modern American hospital, saving his life would be no different than caring for a soldier wounded by a bomb exploding under a Humvee. That's why the Navy is sending its doctors, nurses and medics to Stroger Hospital, a Cook County facility that, in its own...
  • Man, 32, is left with brain damage after 'being attacked by gang of 20 black men'

    08/26/2014 11:03:42 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 149 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 26 August 2014 | MailOnline Reporter
    "A West Point man was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries after he and a friend were attacked by a group of around 20 people in a Huddle House parking lot, police said, potentially as retaliation for Michael Brown's killing. Ralph Weems IV, who is white, was injured early Saturday but is now in fair condition at North Mississippi Medical Center, hospital spokeswoman Genie Causey said. A relative, Bradley Barnes of Madison, told The Associated Press by telephone on Sunday that his brother-in-law was in a medically induced coma following brain surgery. 'They're going to try and wake him up...
  • Hamas Captives: Haniyeh Hiding in Hospital

    08/26/2014 12:40:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    INN ^ | 8/26/2014, 8:59 AM | Arutz Sheva Staff
    The Israel Security Agency (ISA, or Shin Bet) has published a report on Hamas’s use of public buildings as cover for operational activity. The ISA said that interrogation of captives taken in Operation Protective Edge gave a “somewhat disturbing” picture of Hamas’s use of civilians and public buildings to carry out military activity, “out of an assumption that Israel will avoid hitting them.” …
  • BREAKING NEWS: Patient at Sacramento hospital may have Ebola

    08/19/2014 8:23:09 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 121 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...