September 30, 2011

Death raises questions about how Illinois charity hospital’s last patients were transferred


A bedridden patient who predicted he wouldn’t survive a move from a now-closed Illinois charity hospital has died three weeks after his transfer to a nursing home, family and friends said Thursday… Transferring ventilator patients requires detailed planning, including making sure the new facility has similar equipment, said Steven Sittig, a respiratory therapist and pediatric transport clinical specialist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Sittig chairs the transport specialty section of the American Association for Respiratory Care.

Washington Post (AP), 9/30/11

Additional coverage: Sacramento Bee

Tags: Pulmonary

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