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Ruling on Nurse Ends 'Ordeal' for Hawking Family

Physicist's former nurse, Patricia Dowdy, banned after several allegations of improper care

(Newser) - Patricia Dowdy, one of Stephen Hawking's former nurses, has been banned by a UK professional regulator for not providing adequate care to him, per the Guardian . Dowdy, 61, had cared for the theoretical physicist for eight years, but she was suspended in 2016 by the Nursing and Midwifery Council... More »

Ariz. Nurse Accused of Rape Has His Day in Court

Prosecutors say Nathan Sutherland is father of baby born to incapacitated patient

(Newser) - A nurse facing criminal charges in the rape of an incapacitated woman who later gave birth at a long-term care facility in Phoenix pleaded not guilty Tuesday. The only comments by Nathan Dorceus Sutherland came when he identified himself to the court and stated his birthdate, the AP reports. Afterward,... More »

Cops: Fired Valet Brutally Killed Nurse Found in Parking Garage

Kenneth Freeman says he 'deliberately and purely murdered' Carlie Beaudin

(Newser) - The nurse practitioner found frozen under a vehicle at a Milwaukee County hospital was brutally murdered by a former valet, authorities say. Kenneth Freeman, who was fired by a parking services provider at Froedtert Hospital in October, has been charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the death of 33-year-old Carlie... More »

Nurse Who Cared for Woman Who Gave Birth Is Arrested

Police say DNA from Nathan Sutherland, 36, matched that of baby boy

(Newser) - Phoenix police on Wednesday announced an arrest in the case of an incapacitated woman who gave birth in December at Hacienda HealthCare facility. The Arizona Republic reports the Phoenix police crime lab on Tuesday determined the baby boy's DNA matched that of 36-year-old Nathan Sutherland, who was compelled to... More »

He Yelled 'Death to All Jews.' Then a Jewish Nurse Treated Him

Ari Mahler describes the 'empathy' he decided to show a wounded Robert Bowers

(Newser) - An Allegheny General Hospital nurse who treated Robert Bowers, the man suspected of killing 11 at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, after the shooting has stepped forward via a public Facebook post , and he clarifies his identity: "I am The Jewish Nurse." His name is Ari... More »

She Found Out She Had Cancer. Then, a 'God Moment'

Nurse Iris Zink donated her kidney to longtime patient and friend Ginny Holcomb

(Newser) - Everyone hopes for a caring and compassionate nurse when they're ailing, but one Michigan woman's caretaker went "above and beyond the call of duty," per Becker's Hospital Review . For more than 15 years, nurse practitioner Iris Zink has treated Ginny Holcomb at Lansing Rheumatology, and... More »

Anti-Vaxxer Nurse Fired for Post About Measles Patient

It included 'protected health information,' says Texas Children's Hospital

(Newser) - A Texas Children's Hospital nurse is out of a job after posting about a toddler who tested positive for measles on an anti-vaccination Facebook page. Identifying herself as a "nonvaxxer" on a since-removed page called Proud Parents of Unvaccinated Children-Texas, the woman wrote Friday that she'd seen... More »

Nurse Accused of Killing 8 Infants Is Identified

Lucy Letby, 28, started neonatal work as a student

(Newser) - A woman arrested as part of an investigation into 17 infant deaths at a UK hospital has been identified as a 28-year-old nurse. Lucy Letby, who began working in the neonatal unit of Countess of Chester Hospital as a student before graduating university in 2011, was taken into custody Tuesday... More »

Nurse Reveals Plea in Death of McMaster's Father

Christann Gainey, 30, is charged with manslaughter

(Newser) - A nurse intends to plead not guilty in the death of President Trump's former national security adviser's father at a Philadelphia senior care facility, her lawyer says. Thirty-year-old Christann Gainey was charged Thursday with involuntary manslaughter, neglect, and records tampering in HR McMaster Sr.'s death, the... More »

ER Nurse Eyerolls Her Way Through Flu Rant in Video

Some say her message is 'condescending,' but she says she just wants to keep folks healthy and safe

(Newser) - It's been a tough flu season so far, which is bringing out some tough love from health care professionals. In Florida, that comes in the form of Katherine Lockler, an ER nurse in Escambia County who put out a "polarizing," finger-wagging video about flu season that has... More »

He Was Convicted of Killing 2. Now, 97 More Possible Victims

German nurse Niels Hoegel is already serving a life sentence for 2 murders

(Newser) - A German nurse serving a life sentence for two murders has been charged with killing 97 more patients over several years at two hospitals in Germany, prosecutors said Monday. The new indictment against Niels Hoegel was expected after officials said in November he may have killed more than 100 patients,... More »

Passenger Saved From 'Brink of Death' by Nurse Scared to Fly

Morgan Anderson and her mom, also a nurse, handled a medical emergency midflight

(Newser) - A man on the "brink of death" on a Delta flight has two nurses to thank for saving him—one who overcame her fear of being in the air to concentrate on helping him. The Citizen Times reports that Morgan Anderson, 26, and her mom, Rose Anderson, 57, were... More »

Nurse Delivers Own Baby Inside Her Car

She'd made it to the hospital parking lot

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania nurse put her expertise to work when she went into labor and delivered her own baby in her car outside the hospital where she's employed. Katie Michael says her water broke during evening rush hour on Oct. 27, per the AP . The Mechanicsburg woman tells WPMT-TV she... More »

Arrested Utah Nurse Is $500K Richer

Alex Wubbels plans to use payout from city, hospital to help others

(Newser) - A Utah nurse who was arrested for refusing to let a police officer draw blood from an unconscious patient settled Tuesday with Salt Lake City and the university that runs the hospital for $500,000. Nurse Alex Wubbels and her lawyer, Karra Porter, announced the move nearly two months after... More »

5th New Murder Charge for Nurse Who May Have Killed 60 Kids

Genene Jones is already jailed for one murder

(Newser) - A former nurse who prosecutors believe could be responsible for the deaths of up to 60 Texas children has been indicted on a murder charge for the fifth time this year, the AP reports. Bexar County District Attorney Nico LaHood says a grand jury indicted Genene Jones on a murder... More »

Patient in Utah Nurse's Arrest Controversy Dies

Nurse was arrested after refusing to draw his blood

(Newser) - A sad development in the Salt Lake City nurse arrest controversy: Bill Gray, the patient whose blood nurse Alex Wubbels refused to allow police to take without consent or a warrant, has died from the injuries he suffered in a July car crash. Gray, a reserve police officer with the... More »

Internal Affairs Report Slams Officer Who Arrested Nurse

He showed 'extremely poor judgment'

(Newser) - The Salt Lake City police detective who arrested a nurse for following hospital rules may be losing his job on the force as well as his paramedic job . An internal affairs report released Wednesday is extremely critical of both Detective Jeff Payne, who carried out the arrest, and watch commander... More »

Salt Lake City DA Wants FBI on Arrested Nurse Case

Alex Wubbels' civil rights may have been violated under 'color of law,' he says

(Newser) - The FBI has apparently gotten involved in the case of a Utah nurse arrested for not allowing a police officer to draw blood from a patient. Per KSL , Salt Lake City DA Sim Gill has reported he submitted a formal request to the agency to see if Alex Wubbels' civil... More »

Cop Who Arrested Nurse Fired From Paramedic Job

Jeff Payne 'violated several company policies'

(Newser) - The Salt Lake City police detective who arrested a nurse for simply doing her job has been fired from his other job. Mike Moffitt, president of Gold Cross Ambulance, says Jeff Payne has been fired from his part-time paramedic job because his actions "violated several company policies and left... More »

Fallout From Utah Nurse Arrest: Policy Changes, Apologies

University of Utah Police Chief issues public comment

(Newser) - Officials at a Utah hospital where a nurse was arrested after refusing to allow police to draw a patient's blood are apologizing that security officers didn't intervene and saying they've implemented policy changes. The announcements Monday mark the latest fallout from the release last week of the... More »

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