Petition Closed
Petitioning Joint Commission Board

Stop unsanitary medical practices at Phoebe or withdraw accreditation.

Phoebe is the only hospital in the area where child-birth is possible. Not only this place is serving young women it is also serving elderly and children. Let's be sure to hold Phoebe accountable to higher safety measures! I know that I am not the only person in the area who suffered as a result of their inability to keep the hospital clean! Many of my collegues and neighbors go outside of town to get surgeries because they have relatives and friends who caught infections after having a surgery at Phoebe. Did you know that if you ever happen to have surgery at Phoebe you are three times more likely to get an infection than in any other U.S. hospital? Here is my story: during my c-section at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital performed by Doctor Donna Graff, I suffered complications as a result of an infection caught in Phoebe's dirty operating room. I have had a surgical wound that was over 5 inches (12cm) long. No young healthy person deserves to suffer like this during her first pregnancy! Instead of being paid a compensation for all my sufferings, I am being billed hundreds of dollars in medical bills after Phoebe already made almost 18 000 dollars off my insurance company! Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital scored worse than the national benchmark for cases of potentially deadly bloodstream infections. The findings were made public by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on its Hospital Compare website, which allows people to view individual hospital profiles. We deserve clean surgical rooms; we deserve better doctors and safety practices! See here: http://www.albanyherald.com/news/2012/feb/14/phoebe-ranks-among-worst-in-infections-of/

Letter to
Joint Commission Board
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Joint Commission Board
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Joint Commission: Stop unsanitarary medical practices at Phoebe!
Phoebe is the only hospital in the area where child-birth is possible. Not only this place is serving young women it is also serving elderly and children. Let's be sure to hold Phoebe accountable to higher safety measures! I know that I am not the only person in the area who suffered as a result of their inability to keep the hospital clean! Did you know that if you ever happen to have surgery at Phoebe you are three times more likely to get an infection than in any other U.S. hospital? Here is my story: during my c-section at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital performed by Doctor Donna Graff, I suffered complications as a result of an infection caught in Phoebe's dirty operating room. I have had a surgical wound that was over 5 inches (12cm) long. No young healthy person deserves to suffer like this during her first pregnancy! Instead of being paid a compensation for all my sufferings, I am being billed hundreds of dollars in medical bills after Phoebe already made almost 18 000 dollars off my insurance company! Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital scored worse than the national benchmark for cases of potentially deadly bloodstream infections. The findings were made public by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on its Hospital Compare website, which allows people to view individual hospital profiles. We deserve clean surgical rooms; we deserve better doctors and safety practices! See here: http://www.albanyherald.com/news/2012/feb/14/phoebe-ranks-among-worst-in-infections-of/

Sincerely,