Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Uniontown Hospital Strikes Again

As a Fayette County resident whose nearest hospital is Uniontown's, these stories are no longer surprising.

A five-month-old boy was given an adult dose of antibiotics meant for another patient.

Oh, really?

Fortunately, the baby is okay. Given Uniontown Hospital's history, which I've mentioned before, the situation could've been much worse. The boy's mother said she will file a complaint with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, but I'm not sure what good it'll do at this point. I'd love to check out the hospital's malpractice insurance.

After the stories I hear - including ones that don't make the news - I'm at a point where if given the choice between death and Uniontown Hospital, I'd take death.


  1. It would be fascinating to dig a little deeper on this -- check statistics from other area hospitals, check national statistics on how often these mistakes happen, that sort of thing. Bet it's not just a Uniontown problem. Scary!

  2. On April 22, 2010 3am-I had hemorrhaged for 9 1/2 hrs losing over 1/2 my blood before they bothered to call in another Dr. I was told that the current ER Dr. was busy assisting other patients at the time. Being in the medical field I was always lead to believe that ER cases were met by levels of severity, I was wrong I guess. Best part was when they tried to bill me for seeing the same Dr. who never bothered to show his worthless face!