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'Forgotten' Corry Hospital Served Unwed Mothers

U.S. News

Veil Hospital promised each client, maybe including Grace Vath, "protection of her reputation and social standing, which permits her to return home and enter upon a life of rectitude and usefulness without fear of being cast out or even shunned by her former associates," according to a 1929 issue of "The Veil," a hospital newsletter sent to physicians, lawyers and others who might refer patients or adoptive parents. Veil hospitals offered the babies born there for adoption.

Louisiana Catholic Hospitals Could Add Mississippi Hospital

U.S. News

"We want St. Dominic's to continue to serve Mississippi for generations yet to come, but our diminishing numbers cannot sustain our role as its sponsor," Sister M. Dorothea Sondgeroth, associate executive director of St. Dominic Health Services Foundation, said in a statement. "It has been a difficult decision, yet it's the right one for our organization and for our community because it will help St.

Retired Idaho teacher says she's held hostage in Mexican hospital

FOX News

A retired Idaho school teacher claims a hospital in a Mexican resort is holding her hostage until she pays a multi-thousand dollar bill. Vikki Moormann, a former English teacher at Coeur d'Alene High School in Idaho, was vacationing in the Mexican coastal city of Nuevo Vallarta with her sister-in-law in late April when she began vomiting uncontrollably. After checking into the Hospital San Javier Riviera Nayarit, she was told by doctors that she had a urinary tract infection and was on the brink of pneumonia – a diagnosis that seemed strange to Moormann who said that aside from her stomach issues she felt fine. "I wonder if I'm being extorted," Moormann told Fox News in a phone call from her hospital room. "I'm good enough to get out of the hospital, but they won't let me go until I pay the bill."

'Unsafe' A&E services halted in Stafford

BBC News

Children's accident and emergency services at a scandal-hit hospital have been suspended after senior staff said it was "not clinically safe". A shortage of staff with the right specialist training at Stafford's County Hospital had forced the closure to patients under 18, the trust said. The hospital was the subject of a public inquiry after hundreds of patients died amid "appalling" levels of care between 2005 to 2008. Robert Francis QC, who led the public inquiry, made 290 recommendations calling for "fundamental change". Some patients were left "sobbing and humiliated" due to mistreatment by staff, the inquiry heard.

Feds: South Dakota Reservation Hospital Could Lose Funding

U.S. News

The notice comes more than two years after the hospital was cited for similar shortcomings that forced the temporary closures of the emergency room and other departments. The hospital has since closed down its surgical and obstetrics and gynecology units.