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This petition is in regards to a 5 month old child who experienced gross negligence by staff of the Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.

A lovely, innocent 5 month old child was admitted to Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania on Friday, February 11, 2011. His mother was concerned for her ailing child, as he had been seriously dehydrated, due to a stomach virus. The poor child was unable to retain the necessary fluids to combat the virus, as necessary in order to return to good health. The child was administered fluids via an IV immediately.

It had appeared that the child's health was in good hands and being looked after by responsible caregivers. That was until, around 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 12, 2011. A nurse/aide entered the hospital room and hung another bag on the IV hanger. The mother, quick to make sure she knew what was entering her child's system, asked the nurse/aide what fluid was in the bag. At that time, the mother was informed that it was an antibiotic. The mother, quite curious and concerned asked why her son was receiving an antibiotic. The nurse/aide said that she wasn't sure because she wasn't his nurse, she was just helping out. Mom instantly became more concerned and asked the next person that came in to the room as to why her son was being given an antibiotic. This person had no idea because he wasn't his nurse either.....he was his aide. The aide offered to get the child's nurse. The mother, growing more and more concerned, quickly reviewed the patient's name on the bag. To her shock and horror, it was not the name of her 5 month old son!

The new nurse for the day entered the room at this point. It was quite obvious that there was a shift change shortly after the child was given this medicine. The mother inquired with the new nurse if the name on the bag was the name of the pharmacist or was it for another patient? The nurse immediately looked concerned! Then the doctor on rounds came in and the mother proceeded to pose the same question. The Dr. stated that he did not order the antibiotic. The Dr. stated that he thought that "maybe" the emergency room had ordered it.

At this time, the nurse and Dr. proceeded to enter the hall; it appeared to be a discussion about the matter at hand. The doctor then came back into the room and informed the mother that there had been a mistake.

This medicine was actually supposed to be prescribed for an adult male!!! Instead, it found its way into the tiny delicate system of a 5 month old child, weighing in at only 17 pounds!!! The mother informed the Dr. that the nurse/aide had never even checked her child's ID bracelet to compare the name to the name on the medicine! The doctor said the nurse/aide should have known that the medicine should not have been ordered for an infant. The mother was then told that a complaint had been filed. However, the mother never saw anything in writing and was never requested to provide a written statement or to sign anything on the matter.

Please sign this petition so that no other child and/or patient will have to be placed in this situation again. This mistake could have been a deadly one!

The family demands action and wants answers:

A. The family wants to be formally informed of any and all disciplinarian actions that the hospital will take; and

B. What procedures does the hospital intend to put in place so that no other child/patient will have to go through a horrible incident like this again.

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Latest Signatures

  • 28 December 2015100. Sara Gillespie
    I support this petition
  • 23 December 201599. Billi H
    Praying for the child and family Township/Municipality Center
  • 11 December 201598. James Ek
    This should never happen to anyone, let alone a innocent child! Hospitals are supposed to provide care, not cause harm. Township/Municipality Georges Township, Fayette County
  • 03 December 201597. Samantha Stuart
    I support this petition
  • 28 November 201596. Jennifer G
    I support this petition
  • 20 November 201595. Rhonda R
    I think these Dr's, Nurses, Aides and the Hospital should all be held accountable for their carelessness. These are peoples lives they play with everyday. And instead of sitting around and looking at Avon, Home Interior Books and magazines maybe they shou
  • 28 October 201594. Marian D
    Horrible error that should not have happened!!! Township/Municipality Uniontown, PA
  • 17 October 201593. Kristen Edwards
    I support this petition
  • 16 October 201592. Ashley Leonard
    I my self have a 5 yr old and one on the way therefore i feel tht something should b done to tht nurse because she could have killed tht baby and yours kids are not replacable Township/Municipality gallia
  • 29 September 201591. Heather B
    this is not the first that uniontown hospital was incompetent Township/Municipality bullskin township/connellsville
  • 22 September 201590. Billie S
    This is such a horrifing situation that should have never occured Township/Municipality Connellsville City
  • 18 September 201589. Alanna M
    unforgiveable Township/Municipality Clarksville, PA
  • 08 September 201588. Renee C
    that is insane! Township/Municipality North Union Township
  • 07 September 201587. Leah D
    I am sorry but I have to agree with this because of alot of other situations that have occured in Uniiontown Hospital Township/Municipality German Twp
  • 03 August 201586. Randy Bond
    I support this petition
  • 28 July 201585. Debbie L
    this is such a shame Township/Municipality Belle Vernon
  • 22 July 201584. Amanda M
    I support this petition
  • 09 July 201583. Wendy L
    My husband was admitted and kept overnight 02/15. There was a LOT of confusion about who he was (and he was in a room by his self) several times when personell came in. One med was thrown away. Not sure what it was. What are they doing in that hospital? T
  • 05 July 201582. Moranda H
    I support this petition
  • 24 June 201581. Maria G
    Uniontown Hospital is a serious joke! I've had nothing but bad experiences there. The E/R staff is extremely rude and not very knowledgable. It really is pointless to go there for anything but a sprained ankle because all they do is send you elsewhere any
  • 18 June 201580. John F
    This hospital is horrible! When my daughter was born, my wife and i were treated very badly! I was denied access to the room almost till the child was born and my wife was treated horrible in the aftercare. This treatment from the hospital has to stop!!!
  • 04 June 201579. Shila R
    This carelessness never should have happened. Township/Municipality Luzerne Township
  • 08 April 201578. Jo Ellens
    I support this petition
  • 29 March 201577. Donna S
    I support this petition
  • 18 March 201576. Letha Meyer
    I support this petition
  • 12 March 201575. Sarah C
    Ive had my own personal issues with that hospital as well & I find it irresponsible & neglectful for them to just act as if nothing happened. Something needs to be done. Township/Municipality Connellsville
  • 11 March 201574. Aimee N
    I support this petition

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Dina CisnerosBy:
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Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown, PA


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