Articles Tagged With ‘Health Care’




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AG hospital leads county in hip surgery mortality rates

Arroyo Grande Community Hospital

Arroyo Grande Community Medical Center had the highest rate of mortality in patients who underwent surgery following a hip fracture in San Luis Obispo County in 2013 and 2014, though it is no longer the leader in the state of... (Continue reading)

Nipomo woman gets year in jail for abusing terminally ill daughter

Susanne Wilch Krout

A Nipomo optometrist has received a one-year jail sentence for abusing her terminally ill adult daughter, whom hospital workers reportedly found covered in urine and feces. Despite pleading no contest to a felony count, Susanne Wilch Krout maintains her innocence... (Continue reading)

Did SLO facility fail to protect elderly resident?

James Erickson

By KAREN VELIE Questions have been raised about the speed of the response at a San Luis Obispo independent living facility after a 75-year-old man was found face down in the dirt behind the Las Brisas Retirement Community. On Oct.... (Continue reading)

Fifty-three nurses files claims against Twin Cities hospital

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A year and a half after nine nurses sued Twin Cities Community Hospital, 53 nurses filed claims against the Templeton medical center, alleging widespread violations of California labor laws are still ongoing. An attorney representing the nurses argues the hospital... (Continue reading)

California seeking to enroll illegal immigrants in Obamacare

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California’s state health care exchange has sent an application to the federal government seeking permission to sell insurance to illegal immigrants. The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, prohibits illegal immigrants from buying health insurance through state exchanges. In... (Continue reading)

County employees say whistleblower complaints mishandled

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By KAREN VELIE For years, San Luis Obispo County employees have lodged complaints about missing medications and conditions at the jail that they say endanger inmates and nurses. More than four years ago, several medical staffers at the county jail... (Continue reading)

Atascadero nursing facility sued over patient’s death

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A Long Beach law firm filed a wrongful death lawsuit against an Atascadero nursing facility, alleging the rehab center caused an elderly man’s death. Leo Paul Landry, who was suffering from dementia, fell several times while living at the facility... (Continue reading)

Proposed Templeton mental health hospital gains approval

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The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a proposed mental health hospital in Templeton following an appeal of the county Planning Commission’s Jan. 14 approval. Harvey and Melanie Billig are planning to build a... (Continue reading)

Caregiver convicted in death of Solvang ALS patient

Marjorie Good

The former caregiver for a Lompoc ALS patient has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the woman’s death. However, the jury found the caregiver not guilty of both first-degree murder and second-degree murder. [KSBY] In 2013, Solvang resident Heidi Good... (Continue reading)

Medical marijuana and death with dignity

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OPINION by PATTY WELSH Death with dignity means my loved one can stay comfortable in their own home as the end comes closer. They get to sleep in their own bed be surrounded by friends and family any time night... (Continue reading)



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