Open LetterBrenna Lee Lawrence
July 14, 1979- April 14, 2004
April 14, 2004 we lost our daughter at the age of 24.
She died in a local hospital after suffering many serious effects from, MRSA,
a hospital borne staph infection. It
is our understanding there is not a precedent set for holding a hospital
responsible for the safety of the patients in their care.
Research has shown dangerous statistics in the area of
patient safety in this country. The
CDC reports one in twenty hospital patients contract infections from caretakers,
thatís two million a year and 103,000 of them die. Hospital acquired
infections are the 4th leading cause of death. [CDC
source] There is a proven method of reducing hospital infections
source] Hand Hygiene Fact Sheet.
We would like:
Please call or E-mail us if you would be interested in any way of assisting us in our endeavors. Or, if you want to post an open letter or tell your story.J & B Lawrence
email safe email: jlawrence2 at triad.rr.com ( substitute @ for the word 'at')