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  • Former VA nurse arrested for falsifying records in patient death

    May 16, 2016 11:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Veterans Affairs nurse was arrested on a felony warrant after she was accused of falsifying records following a patient death at a veterans home in Reserve. 58-year-old Cheryl Poirrier, of LaPlace, is charged with four counts of filing false public records and one count of... more »
  • Nurse arrested for forging prescriptions

    April 25, 2016 11:51 AM

    THIBODAUX -Police reported the arrest of a Houma woman employed as a nurse for forging prescriptions. 49-year- old Vickie Ezell was arrested for unlawfully prescribing, distributing, dispensing or assisting in illegally obtaining of CDS. On Mar. 11, a pharmacy in Houma notified a Thibodaux-based doctor that suspicious prescriptions were being... more »
  • License of nurse who reused syringes for flu shots suspended

    October 8, 2015 12:16 PM

    WEST WINDSOR, N.J. - A nurse accused of reusing syringes while giving flu shots to 67 patients at a pharmaceutical company in New Jersey has had her license temporarily suspended. The state Attorney General's Office said Thursday that the nurse voluntarily surrendered her license Wednesday. She isn't able to... more »
  • Nurse, son fined for violating state laws

    April 19, 2015 1:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The former director of nursing at Villa Feliciana Medical Complex and her son have agreed to pay $3,000 in fines for violation of the state nepotism laws. Sources say the Louisiana Board of Ethics signed off on a consent opinion Friday, ending the case against Linda Williams... more »
  • Nurse who balked at Ebola quarantine is leaving Maine

    March 10, 2015 2:05 AM

    PORTLAND, ME - The nurse who refused to be quarantined after treating Ebola patients in West Africa is leaving Maine. Kaci Hickox says she's accepted a position with a health care system in Oregon and plans to leave Maine on Friday. The Texas native made national news last fall when... more »
  • Killed before graduation, murder victim given diploma Play Video

    January 16, 2015 10:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The mother of a nursing student who was murdered on New Orleans' Bourbon Street walked across the stage to receive her daughter's diploma Friday night. Brittany Thomas was awarded an honorary nursing degree seven months after she was hit by a stray bullet in a reckless... more »
  • Nurse healthy as 21-day incubation period passes

    November 11, 2014 2:33 AM

    FORT KENT, ME - A nurse who says she defied quarantines on behalf of all health care workers who are returning from battling Ebola in West Africa is free and clear to begin the next chapter of her life. The 21-day incubation period is now behind her, and Kaci Hickox... more »
  • Ebola nurse, boyfriend plan to leave Maine town

    November 8, 2014 10:57 AM

    FORT KENT, Maine - A nurse who successfully fought an Ebola quarantine order is planning to leave a Maine town with her boyfriend and may move out of state. Ted Wilbur says he and girlfriend Kaci Hickox will leave Fort Kent sometime after Monday, the last day of the disease's... more »
  • Nurse: No option but to fight Ebola quarantine

    November 2, 2014 10:48 AM

    FORT KENT, Maine - A nurse who successfully fought Maine's quarantine for health care workers who have treated Ebola patients says she had no option but to challenge how medical professionals were being treated. Kaci Hickox says she was fighting for the rights of other U.S. medical workers who are... more »
  • Judge rejects Ebola quarantine for nurse

    October 31, 2014 11:57 AM

    FORT KENT, ME - A Maine judge has rejected a bid by state health officials to restrict the movement of nurse Kaci Hickox, who defied a quarantine for medical workers who have treated Ebola patients. Judge Charles C. LaVerdiere ruled Friday that she should continue daily monitoring and coordinate travel... more »
  • Life goes on for nurse in standoff over Ebola

    October 31, 2014 2:05 AM

    FORT KENT, ME - The nurse who's become the public face of health care volunteers who're being scrutinized upon returning from West Africa is doing cleaning and laundry while she waits to learn whether she'll be quarantined until the 21-day incubation period ends on Nov. 10. Kaci Hickox, who returned... more »
  • Nurse defies Ebola quarantine in Maine Play Video

    October 30, 2014 8:12 AM

    FORT KENT, Maine - All but daring Maine health authorities to go to court to have her confined, nurse Kaci Hickox went out on a bike ride Thursday in defiance of the state's voluntary quarantine for medical workers who have treated Ebola patients. It was the second time in two... more »
  • Nurse who had Ebola to be released

    October 28, 2014 7:19 AM

    ATLANTA, GA - An Emory University Hospital spokeswoman says a Dallas nurse who was being treated for Ebola will be released Tuesday. Emory spokeswoman Holly Korschun told The Associated Press that Vinson will be leaving the hospital Tuesday after a 1 p.m. news conference to make a statement after tests... more »
  • Quarantined nurse expected to arrive at Maine home Play Video

    October 28, 2014 4:18 AM

    FORT KENT, ME - A nurse who over the weekend was forcibly quarantined in New Jersey after helping Ebola patients in West Africa is expected to arrive at her home in Maine today. Nurse Kaci Hickox became the first person forced into New Jersey's mandatory quarantine for people arriving at... more »
  • Federal officials: Dallas nurse free of Ebola

    October 24, 2014 10:10 AM

    BETHESDA, MD - A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for the patient diagnosed in Dallas was released from a hospital Friday, free of the virus. Nurse Nina Pham said she felt "fortunate and blessed to be standing here today," as she left the National Institutes of Health's hospital outside... more »
  • Ebola-stricken nurse being transferred

    October 15, 2014 2:12 PM

    DALLAS - A Dallas nurse diagnosed with Ebola is being transferred to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. An ambulance with a crew clad in hazardous-material suits arrived at the hospital Wednesday afternoon and left for Dallas Love Field. There, aerial video showed the crew leading a person in a yellow... more »
  • Nurse infected with Ebola says she's 'doing well'

    October 14, 2014 11:48 AM

    DALLAS - The Texas nurse infected with Ebola says in a statement that she's "doing well," and her hospital remains optimistic about her recovery. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas released a statement on Nina Pham's behalf Tuesday as she is treated for Ebola that she contracted while caring for... more »
  • About 70 hospital staffers cared for Ebola patient

    October 13, 2014 5:50 PM

    DALLAS - Medical records provided to The Associated Press show that about 70 staff members at a Dallas hospital were involved in the care of an Ebola patient before his death last week. The employees at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital drew Thomas Eric Duncan's blood, put tubes down his throat... more »
  • UK: No charges for Australian royal hoax DJs

    February 1, 2013 6:37 AM

    LONDON - British prosecutors say they will not press charges against two Australian DJs over the royal hoax call that preceded a nurse's suicide. Two Australian DJs impersonated Queen Elizabeth II and her son, Prince Charles, as they phoned London's King Edward VII hospital in December to ask about the... more »

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