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Nh Hospital Technician Faces Sentencing Next Week

Rs150m hospital for Khairpur

One woman said she had received a small cut and was afraid to console her toddler grandson when he fell. Another woman who was being treated for her third heart attack when she was infected said she is in danger of losing her job because she has missed work due to fatigue and nausea, and because of liver damage, cant take medication that would protect her from additional heart problems. Kwiatkowskis reckless conduct has forced vulnerable, unsuspecting and innocent people to endure immeasurable suffering and anguish, wrote his attorneys Jonathan Saxe and Bjorne Lange. Kwiatkowski recognizes that the life shattering nature of the injuries should drive the judges decision, but they said a 30-year sentence was more appropriate. Among their arguments: Kwiatkowski confessed before his first court appearance, didnt blame anyone else and decided relatively early to plead guilty, sparing the victims and the state from a potentially lengthy and costly trial. Defense lawyers also argued that the shorter sentence would balance the seriousness of the crimes against Kwiatkowskis mental and emotional problems and his addictive disease which clouded his awareness of the risk to which he was exposing his patients, as well as himself. They said Kwiatkowski began abusing alcohol as a teenager, and by last year was drinking a sizable amount of vodka daily to feel normal, injecting himself with 100 milligrams of fentanyl several times per week and taking 80 milligrams of OxyContin on days when he couldnt get fentanyl. Kwiatkowski grew up in Michigan and started his career there before becoming a traveling hospital technician who was assigned by staffing agencies to fill temporary openings around the country. According to the plea agreement, Kwiatkowski told investigators he had been stealing drugs since 2002 the year before he finished his medical training and that his actions were killing a lot of people. Before he was hired by New Hampshires Exeter Hospital in 2011, Kwiatkowski worked as a cardiac technologist in 18 hospitals in seven states, moving from job to job despite being fired at least four times over allegations of drug use and theft. Thirty-two patients were infected in New Hampshire, seven in Maryland, six in Kansas and one in Pennsylvania. Kwiatkowski also worked in Michigan, New York, Arizona and Georgia.
Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/nh-hospital-technician-faces-sentencing-next-week/2013/11/27/87c333ec-5785-11e3-bdbf-097ab2a3dc2b_story.html

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RELATED: 'GMA'S' AMY ROBACH: DOCS FOUND ANOTHER TUMOR DURING OPERATION Additionally, Storper said, the BAHA Attract delivers better sound quality by transmitting sounds through the magnet directly into the bone, instead of around the surface of the bone. "Because all of the bone in the head is connected, you can amplify and direct sound into the bone on one side, and you'll hear it with the opposite ear," Storper said. RELATED: WOMAN GETS 'CUTE' EYEBALL JEWELRY Marcus Santos/NY Daily News Jeanne, l., with her surgeon Dr. Ian Storper, was suitably impressed when she tried out the new hearing implant in a simulation. "This will allow someone to hear on the side where they hadn't been able to before." In Tuesday's surgery, Storper embedded the hearing implant in Jeanne's skull and placed the magnetic disc beneath her skin. The operation was a success, and Jeanne returned home hours later. RELATED: BRITISH TEENAGER BECOMES FASHION MODEL AFTER GRUELING SPINE SURGERY On December 24, Jeanne, of Hackensack, N.J., who would not give her last name, will come back to Lenox Hill to have the device tuned up by audiologist Dr. Ruth Reisman - which will give her back full hearing just in time for Christmas Day. Marcus Santos/NY Daily News The hearing device was implanted in Jeanne's skull and a magnetic disc was placed beneath her skin. Jeanne, who began experiencing fluctuating hearing loss 10 years ago as a result of Meniere's disease, still has full hearing in her left ear but had to adjust to the loss of her right. "You just accommodate," Jeanne, who works as a nurse in Queens, told the Daily News.
Source: http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/manhattan-hospital-fully-restores-woman-hearing-article-1.1530628

Alameda: Alameda Hospital to join network of East Bay medical facilities

He said that a scheme for civil hospital in Khairpur at an estimated cost of Rs600 million was approved during past PPP government but it fell victim to official apathy and only two or three blocks of the scheme had been completed till this day. The budget for the scheme had to be raised from Rs600 to 1000 million because of rise in inflation in the intervening years, he said, adding the construction of the Mother and Child Healthcare Hospital would be completed in two years. He said that Iran is a brotherly Muslim country and a neighbour with which we share common religious and cultural values. Iran and Turkey had extended great help to Sindh during 2010 floods which had devastated almost half the province, he said. Mehdi Subhani, consul general of the Islamic Republic of Iran, said that Pakistan and Iran are important brotherly states which share common values of religion, culture and geography. He said that Irans Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei had issued special directives to extend whatever help Pakistan needed during floods and other natural disasters and so the Iranian government donated $60 million to the countrys relief efforts during floods. He said that it was the third project in Sindh which the Iran government had launched jointly with the provincial government. Earlier, a number of projects were launched in Garhi Khuda Bux, Naudero and Benazirabad, he said. He said the establishment of Mother and Child Healthcare Hospital would cater to the needs of people of this region which in turn would bring immense pleasure to the Iranian government.
Source: http://dawn.com/news/1058962/rs150m-hospital-for-khairpur

Britain Tuesday at the Ambulatory Surgical Center of Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview. Gregg County Jail booking records show Kyron Rayshawn Templeton of Longview is also accused of four counts of aggravated assault. His bond has been set at $2.6 million. Jail records didn't list an attorney for Templeton. Officer Kristie Brian, a Longview police spokeswoman, said it's not yet clear what led to the attack. The slain nurse, Gail Sandidge, had been on the hospital staff since 1978, hospital CEO Steve Altmiller said at a Tuesday afternoon news conference. "She was protecting her patients by an act of courage, and she lost her life as a result," he said. Of the four others wounded, one was in critical condition, one was in good condition and two were treated at the hospital and discharged, Altmiller said. Templeton was at the hospital with his mother when he went on a knife-slashing rampage, Longview police said. Templeton fled on foot but was caught nearby, subdued after a brief struggle and arrested, Brian said.
Source: http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/dead-attack-texas-hospital-suspect-caught-21018080

Manhattan hospital fully restores woman's hearing in time for holidays

Lenox Hill Hospital patients are the first and second in the U.S. to get the magnetic implant. Above, Lenox Hill audiologist Dr. Ruth Reisman holds the new gadget. "We have worked diligently to create an affiliation that meets the needs of our patients and our community. We're looking forward to making a transition that results in improved access and quality of care for residents in Alameda and our neighboring communities." The hospital's financial troubles, including the loss of $10 million in net revenue after its contract with Kaiser Permanente to perform surgeries expired in April 2010, prompted the need for the facility to join a broader network, Stebbins said in a background report for district trustees. The hospital on Clinton Avenue "would not be sustainable even in the near term without entering into an affiliation," she said. The opening of the Kate Creedon Center for Advanced Wound Care in July 2012, the acquisition of the Waters Edge Skilled Nursing Facility and the launch of the Bay Area Bone and Joint Center has not generated enough revenue to maintain the hospital, according to hospital officials. The facility can boost revenue by joining the Alameda Health System because the network needs more beds for patients and space for surgeries, which the hospital can provide. The deal worked out with the network calls for it to provide funding for facility improvement, new technology and state-mandated seismic upgrades. The Alameda Health Care District will retain ownership of the property and leases connected with the hospital under the agreement, while the network will assume responsibility for day-to-day management. The $298 parcel tax currently collected annually from Alameda property owners since 2002 to support the hospital will remain earmarked for the facility, a requirement by law. "This marks another significant milestone in Alameda Health System's vision for expanded access to quality, affordable care throughout the East Bay," said Wright Lassiter, III, the network's CEO. "Alameda Hospital will continue to support the health care needs of the community through its provision of quality care by world-class providers who are close to home." As part of the deal, Alameda Hospital employees will remain district employees for an initial transition period of at least one to two years, with no change to seniority, work location, benefit or pension plans, according to district officials. "Floating" of staff between facilities is not anticipated, and the medical staff at the hospital will be kept separate from those at the network.
Source: http://www.mercurynews.com/my-town/ci_24616389/alameda-alameda-hospital-join-network-east-bay-medical

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