11-17-2009



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POCAHONTAS TEEN'S DEATH BEING TENTATIVELY ASCRIBED TO H1N1 VIRUS

 

The death of an 18 year-old Pocahontas teen is being tentatively attributed to the H1N1 virus.  18 year-old Brooke Williams passed away November 5, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Highland.  According to the press release from the Madison County Coroner's Office, familiy members said Brooke was complaining of headache, backache and muscle fatigue, along with vomiting.  The presence of the H1N1 virus was confirmed on November 13, after an autopsy was performed.  The investigation remains on-going by the Madison County Coroner's Office.  If confirmed, it would be the second death recorded in Madison County from the H1N1 virus.  The press release goes on to say that Brooke was prescribed Tamaflu after visiting Greenville Regional Hospital on November 5, but was found to be negative for H1N1 at that time. 



WET ROAD PARTIALLY BLAMED FOR ACCIDENT

Greenville Police responded to a two-car accident Monday morning around 9:30. According to the accident report, Devin Moroney, age 21, of Hillsboro, was driving a 1992 Ford van south on Third Street when he tried to make a left turn onto Franklin and his brakes allegedly locked up because of the wet pavement. Moroney's van then struck a 2010 Chevy Impala, driven by 61 year-old Hugh Westbrooks of Greenville, who was traveling eastbound on Franklin. More than $1,500 damage was caused in the incident and Westbrooks drove himself to Greenville Regional Hospital. Moroney was cited for alleged failure to reduce speed.


FIRE ALARM AT KINNEY HALL

 

Greenville Firemen responded Monday morning at 9:02, to a fire alarm at Kinney Hall on Durley Street.  According to the fire report, firemen found the cause of the alarm to be a dirty detector.  Firemen were on the scene for almost half an hour.

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GREENVILLE REGIONAL HOSPITAL IDENTITY THEFT PROGRAM

 

Greenville Regional Hospital's new identity theft policy started Sunday, November 1. With the new policy,  patients registering for services at the hospital and its various affiliated divisions will be requested to provide two forms of identity, one which should be a photo ID. Acceptable types of photo ID's include: a driver's license, State of Illinois ID, passport, school ID, military ID or employment ID. The other type of identification may be a social security card, a blood donor's card or an organization membership card. The hospital will scan these ID's and keep them on file. Then each time the patient visits for services, their identification will be confirmed. This will help insure a patient's confidentiality when they call Greenville Regional Hospital, or one of its affiliates, asking for information. In emergency situations, if a patient does not have two forms of proper ID, they will still receive services and will be asked to bring the proper forms of ID at their next visit. For more information, contact Greenville Regional Hospital.

 

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ILLINOIS DOCTOR PLEADS GUILTY TO VARIOUS CHARGES

 Dr. Sukhdarshan S. Bedi, age 56, of Energy, Illinois and his three health care clinics recently pled guilty to various charges.  Dr. Bedi pled to obstruction of justice, tampering with a witness, and illegal dispensation of controlled substances.  Penalties may include imprisonment up to 20 years on each count with substantial fines also possible.  Dr. Bedi's corporations pled guilty to conspiracy to illegally dispense a controlled substance and health care fraud.  Dr. Bedi agreed to voluntarily surrender his medical license, to withdraw his application for reinstatement of his DEA registration and to pay restitution in the amount of $47,784.31. 


OBITUARIES

LINDA KUHL

 

Linda Sue Kuhl, age 59, of Donnellson, passed away Monday, November 16 at her home. Funeral services for 59 year-old Linda Kuhl will be Thursday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Perfetti Funeral Home in Panama. Burial will be in Union Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

FRANK S. GRZYB 

 

Frank S. Grzyb, age 89, of Highland, passed away Saturday, November 14 at St. Joseph Hospital in Highland.  Funeral services for 89 year-old Frank Grzyb will be Wednesday, at 11:00 a.m. at Jefferson Barracks Cemetery in St. Louis, MO.  Burial will be in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.  Friends may call this evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Memorials are suggested to the charity of the donor's choice.


 

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