The announced closure of CHI St. Vincent Infirmary's labor and delivery unit has angered nurses at the Little Rock hospital, who want answers about that decision's rationale, a union representative said Tuesday. Registered nurse Paige Yates, who is president of the Office and Professional Employees International Union's local chapter, works on the unit and has been with the hospital for more than 23 years. She said staff members were notified of plans to end labor, delivery and neonatal intensive care services at a meeting Dec. 5 after hearing rumors of the transition from a nurse who works both at the hospital and at UAMS Medical Center. "Of course there was outrage," she said. "We had no idea it was coming. ... It was very strange, and very upsetting for all of our staff and our physicians." Staff members have been agitated both by the move's timeline, which recently shifted from March to early February, and what a news release from the union describes as "conflicting reasons" from … [Read more...] about Closure dismays delivery nurses
An Idaho woman possibly connected to the death of a missing 29-year-old Woodland Park woman was placed on administrative leave at the hospital where she works at in Twin Falls County, Gazette news partner KKTV reported Saturday.St. Lukes Health System, where Kyrstal Kenney Lee is a registered nurse, told KKTV's Twin Falls partner station KMVT that Lee is on a leave of absence. The hospital did not respond to requests from The Gazette. Colorado Springs News Judge allows Patrick Frazee to see his arrest affidavit; postpones preliminary hearing Liz Forster, Lance Benzel Lee reportedly knew Berreth's fiance, Patrick Frazee, who has been accused of murdering BerrethFrazee, 32, of Florissant, was charged with two first-degree murder counts under different theories of how the alleged killing was committed. He also faces three counts of solicitation to commit murder.According to media reports, Frazee, a rancher, met Lee, a divorced mother of two, at a rodeo and the two were … [Read more...] about Idaho nurse questioned in Kelsey Berreth disappearance identified
It’s what you don’t see, smell or hear that separates Elderwood at Lancaster from poorly run nursing homes. There are no pungent odors from incontinence that often are a telltale sign in low-rated nursing homes. The air smells clean. The floors shine. There is no undercurrent of tension. At short-staffed nursing homes, conversations between staff and residents sometimes begin with yells for help and a harried response. At Elderwood, nurses and aides talk and laugh with residents, offering assistance to push a wheelchair or answer a question. And there are few complaints. At some poorly rated local nursing homes, residents complain about the staff forgetting to feed them or leaving them in their own waste for hours. At Elderwood, residents say the staff takes good care of them. Elderwood at Lancaster has the best federal ratings among the 47 nursing homes in Erie and Niagara counties and is one of the top-rated in New York State. The home has received … [Read more...] about How Lancaster’s Elderwood nursing home became one of the best in N.Y.
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 15: Maria Mendoza-Sanchez reacts after speaking during a press conference on her return to the United States from Mexico City to the San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, Calif., on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. Mendoza-Sanchez was granted an H-1B visa after she and her husband Eusebio Sanchez were deported in August 2017. She’ll be returning to her previous job as a registered nurse at Highland Hospital in Oakland. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group) SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 15: Attorney Camiel Becker, representing Maria Mendoza-Sanchez, addresses members of the media during a press conference on her return to the United States from Mexico City to the San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, Calif., on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. Mendoza-Sanchez was granted an H-1B visa after she and her husband Eusebio Sanchez were deported in August 2017. She’ll be returning to her previous job as a … [Read more...] about ‘This is really a dream’: Deported nurse returns to Oakland under H-1B visa
Patricia Myers suspected the staff at the Buffalo nursing home was not feeding her bedridden husband. When she shaved him, he sometimes tried to eat the shaving cream. "Are you hungry?" she asked. Paralyzed from a degenerative neurological disease, Larry K. Myers managed to yell one of the few words he could still speak: "Yeah!" His wife said she complained repeatedly to the nurses and supervisors at HighPointe on Michigan. But nothing changed. Myers was losing weight and dehydrating. In desperation, Patricia Myers called the New York State Attorney General's Office in 2013. The attorney general began a hidden-camera investigation. The camera recorded workers "walking in and walking out" of the 56-year-Myers' room without helping him, according to attorneys at Brown Chiari, who represent Patricia Myers in a civil lawsuit against HighPointe and Kaleida Health, owner of the nursing home. Certified nursing aides did not give him fluids. He depended on them for not only hydration, but … [Read more...] about A wife’s complaints about nursing home’s neglect led to probe, arrests