I have had it too for some time
I have posted my ongoing battle issue with C.Difficile which is an infectious disease I contracted at NW Regional Hospital here in SE Florida. I must let you know I have been gathering all research and ONLY after my going on LOCAL ABC NEWS WPLG Miami,informed the Dept of Health, CDC,NewEng Journal of Med and Many other orgs I obtained from google--links etc..the INFECTIOUS DISEASE CONTROL MANAGER FROM THE HOSPITAL "called me!!!"for a meeting!!This was 7/26/07-as they never returned any other calls as to my request for med. records since 12/15/06-one of these contacts I made prompted their call and low and behold my records were ready for pick up the VERY NEXT DAY---A TOTAL of 1,097 PAGES!!I almost died from this new and very deadly virulent strain of C.Difficile Colitis!/sepsis etc was in hospital on Vanco,flagyl and numerous meds and on IV feeding--from 9/26/06-10/3/06--home then back to Hospital 10/8/06-11/3/06!No visitors were given masks/gowns on entry,but when leaving told to wash up, leave clothes OUTSIDE & shower etc!! THIS lack of prevention is all due to COSTS!yet I cannot believe I almost died-came close to having stomach removed-this infectious disease used to attack older people in long term care-It's been over 10 months was 49 (now 50)active, single fun mother of an 18 yr old son scared out of his MIND! a professional,love dancing,in good shape,spirited & in good health until a stomach like flu got me dehydrated-that was 1st hospital stay-the antibiotics were ripping insides!I too am intersted in taking this further as it took either the media,or other source for the hospital to call me!One more blunder from hospital..when picking up records Mon.7/30/07 no photo at entry to hospital as always done and BETTER-went to med. records dept, gave my name-asked for person Cynthia who called me-but the person just asked me my name(don't know her name) came back with box (heavy)to give to me-I asked"do I need to sign for these" she said "NO" I showed NO I.D.what if I was not "ME" and some other person/employer etc picked these up!!Isn't that breaking the HIPA laws! I am in process of informing NW Regional due to this gross act of negligence in addition to my infectious disease. If anyone can add info please do...and also please email me at [email protected] if you obtain info on legal info and I will do the same. Best to all!
Jackie --Pompano Beach Fla