Browsing All Posts published on »May, 2011«

WASHINGTON: Dr. Jovan Ojdrovic Retires Citing Safety Concerns

May 30, 2011

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WASHINGTON: A long time ER physician with Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokan is retiring early citing the Administration’s priority of profit over patient care. Toni Brunetti files this excellent story (with video( for KXLY Channel 4 News.) This one broke on a holiday weekend; I hope Dr. Ojdrovic’s actions don’t go unnoticed. Advertisements

IOWA: No Reporting Required

May 18, 2011

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IOWA: I missed this article when it was originally posted April 28th so I’m calling  your attention to it now. Reporter Erin Jordan with KCRG-TV9 News turns in this very good story on the state’s medical error reporting requirement – or the lack thereof.  Retweet, Facebook and Share this story via your favorite social media […]

AUSTRALIA: Anesthesia Awareness More Common Than You Think

May 17, 2011

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AUSTRALIA: Adam Cresswell, Health Editor of The Australian, turns in this very good report on the worldwide phenomenon of anethesia awareness. In case this is new to you, anesthesia awareness is the buzz phrase for patients who do not receive enough anethesia totally sedate them during surgery. They remain awake but paralyzed, unable to communicate […]

NEW ZEALAND: Family Seeks Answers

May 16, 2011

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NEW ZEALAND: The family of Shirley Curtis is seeking answers surrounding her medication overdose death on April 27th. So far, they’ve met with The Wall of Silence, an infamous and commonly used tactic used by hospitals to discourage families from asking questions, and escape public accountability for sub-standard care. The Otago Daily Times provides coverage of this […]

Doctor Discipline Bill Passes Missouri Senate

May 14, 2011

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MISSOURI: After a solid year of fine investigative reporting on the part of Blythe Bernhard and Jeremy Kohler of the St. Louis Post Dispatch, a new doctor discipline bill has successfully made its way through the state legislative system and is set to land on Governor Nixon’s desk this weekend. Missouri has one of the worst, […]

CELEBRITY DEATH

May 14, 2011

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CALIFORNIA: News of another celebrity death this week has disturbed the calm of the fashion industry and has raised a lot of questions about the events leading up to the sudden and unexpected death of actress and plus-size model Amber Mia Davis. Ms Davis had routine knee surgery earlier this week and was dead less […]

MISSOURI: More Bad News at Cox Health

May 13, 2011

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MISSOURI: The Springfield News-Leader finally went out and got themselves a real  live investigative reporter who hasn’t lived in town long enough to care about rocking the boat. Sarah Okeson has the whole town buzzing with this explosive piece about a patient suicide that occured in Cox Health’s psychiatric unit in December. The rub? The staff falsified records […]