Babies Switched in Hospital – Nurse Fired!

January 16, 2014    |   By: Calevir

Doug Wojcieszak of Sorry Works! shares an interesting blog regarding a mistake made at a hospital in Texas where babies were given to the wrong mothers.   DNA testing assured the parents had their correct babies, but the nurse was fired. We don’t know the details, but consider the harm done to the nurse as well as the hospital.  Do you think their employees are willing to report future errors or near misses?  Read more

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