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UV Technology Aims to Fight Hospital-Acquired Infections

Published on February 16, 2017

Imagine if a robot could enter an operating room or patient room and disinfect even the hard to reach places by zapping away dangerous germs, bacteria and viruses in just 10 to 20 minutes. New UV technology is making this possible for hospitals everywhere. It’s called the Helios UV-C Ultra Violet Light Disinfection System, made Read More…

Surgeon Accused of Surgical Error, Removes Kidney from Wrong Patient

Published on February 16, 2017

Massachusetts health authorities are investigating a recent surgical error allegation that a surgeon operated on and removed a kidney from the wrong patient at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester. Tenet Health, which owns St. Vincent, released a statement saying the patient misidentification took place outside of their hospital, adding that their staff followed proper protocols Read More…

Mom of 12-Year-Old Son With Cerebral Palsy Awarded $53 Million in Birth Injury Lawsuit

Published on July 26, 2016

A jury has awarded $53 million to Lisa Ewing and her 12-year-old son, Isaiah, after filing a lawsuit in 2013 against the University of Chicago Medical Center where Isaiah was born with a serious brain injury. The lawsuit alleged roughly 20 missteps by doctors and nurses upon Lisa’s arrival at the hospital at about 40 Read More…

Types of Surgical Errors That Often Indicate Medical Malpractice

Published on July 12, 2016

When going in for any surgical procedure, it can be scary. You’re putting your life in the hands of a surgeon. You expect your doctor to be trained, informed and focused. But a simple search online will show that surgical errors can happen – and the effects can be devastating, even deadly. In June of Read More…

Failure to Diagnose Breast Cancer Causes Woman to Get Mastectomy

Published on June 13, 2016

It’s every woman’s fear: finding out you have breast cancer. But imagine Eileen Fennessy’s surprise finding out she had breast cancer in October 2012 when a mammogram in November 2011 – not even a year prior – showed no evidence of cancer. Fortunately, Eileen’s general practitioner found a large mass in her right breast and Read More…

Should Arizona Hospitals be Held Accountable for Hiring of Negligent Surgical Tech, Robert “Rocky” Allen?

Published on June 13, 2016

By now you may have heard the name Robert “Rocky” Allen. He’s a surgical tech who made headlines for putting patients in Arizona, Colorado and California at risk of Hepatitis B & C and HIV. Allen is accused of stealing fentanyl and swapping syringes at four different hospitals. More than 5,000 people have been notified Read More…

Arizona Surgical Tech Tests Positive for HIV, Patients At Risk

Published on June 13, 2016

A few months ago we told you about a former Arizona surgical tech, Robert Allen, “Rocky,” who put patients at risk for Hepatitis B & C and HIV at two valley hospitals: HonorHealth John C. Lincoln Medical Center and Banner Thunderbird Medical Center, as well as in Colorado. Allen was accused of swapping needles to inject Read More…

Common Types of Birth Injuries

Published on June 13, 2016

If you’re expecting a child, congratulations! There is no greater joy than bringing a child into this world. By educating Arizonans on the problems that could arise, we in no way want to take away from that. However, as you’ve probably figured out, becoming a parent comes with a lot of responsibility and here at Read More…

Four Arizona Hospitals with the Best Safety Ratings

Published on May 4, 2016

Think of the three nearest hospitals to your home. Which one would you go to if you needed to visit the emergency room? Which would you go to if you were planning to have a baby? Which would you choose if you had to have surgery? Did you choose the same hospital for all three Read More…

New Study Shows Hospital Infections Still Too Frequent

Published on March 18, 2016

Health Care-Associated Infections is the first report in a series of five in-depth reports analyzing current healthcare safety trends in the U.S. Released March 17 during Patient Safety Awareness Week (March 13-19), this new HAI report shows that hospitals are making strides in avoiding central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSIs) and catheter-associated urinary tract infections Read More…

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