Jaganmohan Reddy continues fast in hospital
“We told them if it gets to the point that we cannot do anything for her, we would come back,” he said. After the appeals court decision, the hospital said in a statement Wednesday that its goal is to ensure that the girl receives the most appropriate care based on scientific evidence and added that the allegation has never been about “parental unfitness.” It said neither the hospital nor anyone else is requesting legal or physical custody of the child; instead, the hospital said, this case “involves a disagreement between providers and parents over what course of treatment is best for their child.” Robert McGregor, the hospital’s chief medical officer, said last week that it is morally and legally obligated to make sure the girl receives proper care. He said the girl’s illness – lymphoblastic lymphoma – is an aggressive form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, but she has a survival rate of 85 percent if she continues treatment. Some of the girl’s tumors had gone away after the first round of chemotherapy, but she isn’t yet in remission, the hospital said. “We really have to advocate for what we believe is in the best interest of the child,” McGregor said last week. 2013 The Associated Press.
HCA drops purchase option for Jefferson Parish hospital lease agreement
The MP, who launched the fast in jail on Sunday, was shifted to hospital around midnight amid tight security. Police baton charged Jagan’s supporters who had gathered in large numbers and wanted to enter the hospital. Sporting red T-shirt and black trousers and looking weak, Jagan got down from a police vehicle and preferred to walk into the hospital, though he was offered a wheel chair. Jagan’s mother Y S Vijayamma, wife Bharathi and other family members rushed to the hospital to meet him.
Conjoined twin boys successfully separated at Dallas hospital
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Comment Handout Conjoined twins Emmett, left and Owen Ezell have been safely separated and are doing well, staff at Medical City Children’s Hospital said. The mother of twins successfully separated after being born joined at the chest says she’s looking forward to holding the babies she once thought had no chance of survival. “I’m just so happy that they’re here and they’re alive and thriving. It’s the best feeling in the world,” Jenni Ezell said Thursday during a news conference at Medical City Children’s Hospital in Dallas, where she was joined by husband Dave and a doctor.
Ohio woman sues Toledo hospital for throwing out kidney her brother donated to her
West Jefferson Medical Center holds 427 beds, recorded $257 million in revenue in 2012 and employs 1,907. The 420-bed East Jefferson General Hospital generated $373 million last year and employs 2,503. (Read background on the hospitals and their suitors .) HCA’s proposal for a purchase option at the end of the 30-year lease period came to light during Thursday’s discussions . The hospitals would have been required to reimburse HCA for depreciation if the company opted not to purchase, according to the company’s letter of intent to the parish. The parish charter forbids the sale of Jefferson’s hospitals without a referendum.
The hospital filed to dismiss the loss of consortium claims, but not the medical negligence, according to the Toledo Blade. A university representative told the paper he did not know how much the school had compensated the family thus far. The hospital shut down its live donor transplant program for a time following the incident, but it has resumed after review. The surgeon involved in the transplant, Dr. Michael Rees, still works at the hospital.