Hospital: "Aware of situation," on "trek" towards excellence
by Jake Lowary -- jlowary@cadizrecord.com
Aug 10, 2005 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Trigg County Hospital officials are aware of the situation regarding the treatment of a Bowling Green man last month after which he was apparently released with a multitude of injuries that went unnoticed at Trigg County Hospital.

Leonard Henderson, of Bowling Green, was involved in a motorcycle accident July 23, and was released from the hospital after being treated for a broken collar bone and lacerations to his face as well as road rash.

However, when Henderson checked into The Medical Center in Bowling Green, he was diagnosed with a list of other ailments including a broken neck, a hemorrhage in his head and several broken ribs.

“We are aware of the situation and looking into it,” Dr. Mike Gross, chair of the hospital’s board of trustees said.

He also said that he and Hospital Administrator Lisa Coleman would be meeting this past Monday to discuss the situation, although did not elaborate on what they would be discussing.

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) prevents hospital personnel from discussing certain aspects of similar investigations, as well as patient information to media and other unrelated parties.

Gross said that due to this legislation, he could not elaborate on the way in which the hospital will be handling the issue. Dr. Stuart Harris, who treated Henderson in Trigg County, also did not return phone calls to his office.

For the rest of this story, please see this week's edition of The Cadiz Record.
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