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Chaos In A General Surgery Residency Program

Vanderbilt General Surgery Resident, Gretchen Edwards BY BOB ALLER   04/07/2020  (10 min read) In April 2017, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (Nashville), a resident from the general surgery residency program was instructed to place a central venous catheter.  During the procedure in the morning, (over 5 million central lines are placed each year), the resident …

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Air Embolism Linked To Central Line Death

Bob Aller   December 29, 2019 Revisions: January 22, 2020 Summary: Just after 1:30 pm on the afternoon of August 22, 2016, at Palms West Hospital in Florida, RN Linda Truempy entered the ICU room of a 25-year-old patient, Joshua Dziedzic. What followed was an event that should have never occurred. Josh was sitting up in …

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Doctor Claims Death was Natural. Yet, Nurse Indicted For Reckless Homicide

Charlene Murphey Death Certificate Questioned Bob Aller     Revisions: March 12, 2019.  Posted: March 9, 2019. The tragic death of Charlene Murphey at Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been widely reported in the media. Recently, Hospital Watchdog received a copy of Charlene Murphey’s Death Certificate (#09801569). The date of death is December 27, 2017. (Out of …

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Patient Bleeds To Death After Colonoscopy

Introduction Bob Aller  Posted: February 18, 2019  Revisions: February 24, 2019 Last week Hospital Watchdog conducted an in-depth interview with Ms. Dena Royal, a former paramedic, and respiratory therapist. Dena’s mother, Martha Wright, bled to death following a colonoscopy and a series of tragic nursing mistakes at Cass Regional Medical Center in Harrisonville (pop. 10,000) …

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Vanderbilt Failed To Report Unnatural Patient Death

Horrifying, Fatal Medication Error Bob Aller  Revised: Feb 14, 2019. Posted: Feb 4, 2019 In November 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a Statement of Deficiencies concerning the death of a patient at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). The 56-page report included staff statements about medical errors and hospital staff conduct that …

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