Saturday, 20 April 2013

2nd stillborn's remains: Shocking mistake made again by hospital

2nd stillborn's remains: Shocking mistake made again by hospital, A 2nd stillborn's remains might be another case of a missing infant body at the same hospital that experienced the same incident earlier this week. The laundry service that is part of Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn. is what investigators are looking into. According to ABC News April 19, the hospital is concerned that the exact same situation occurred again with the stillborn being wrapped in bed linens mistaken for laundry. On Friday, the remains are still unaccounted for.

Region Hospital chief nursing officer, Chris Boese, said this:

"A tragic human error was made and we believe both sets of remains were mistaken as empty linens and placed in the laundry at the same time by a hospital worker."

Learn more about the first stillborn baby discovered at Regions Hospital in this article.

In this instance, the stillborn was at 19-weeks gestation and the first body found in linens was 22-weeks.

A full investigation is underway over who might be responsible for the missing bodies. Hospital officials haven't identified an employee on the mishandling of bodies found in laundry.

"All of us are accountable," said hospital CEO Brock Nelson. "There was no foul play involved here."

It's certainly shocking that the same type of incident would happen twice in one week. It doesn't bode well for the hospital's laundry department. One would imagine that if something so awful happened the first time and made media headlines, that there's no way the hospital would make the same mistake ever again, let alone the very same week.

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