"Veteran Pa. nurse drops newborn" AP July 01, 2015
UNIONTOWN, Pa. — A hospital and police are investigating what might have caused a veteran nurse to drop a newborn baby, fracturing his skull.
Jacqueline Hunt, the baby’s mother, told WPXI-TV that a pediatrician said the nurse was feeding and burping her 1-day-old son, Eli, at Uniontown Hospital when the nurse became ‘‘drowsy and fell asleep and dropped him.’’
The hospital and Uniontown police confirmed that a 30-year veteran nurse accidentally dropped the infant at about 6 a.m. Tuesday.
Uniontown Hospital spokesman Josh Krysak said the baby is expected to recover. He is being treated at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
The nurse remains employed and has not been suspended or placed on leave, Krysak said. The hospital is conducting an internal review of what happened. ‘‘We’re supporting the nurse completely, and we recognize her dedication to her job,’’ he said.
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