Josie King, an 18-month-old girl, died as a result of a hospital error in 2002 in Baltimore, Md. After her death, Sorrell King, her mother, became her advocate and began speaking up in every forum possible. Because of her diligence to this cause, hospitals across the country are implementing Code H. Baptist Hospital Northeast implemented Code H on Oct. 1.
When the Esterle family looked out on their yard on Floydsburg Road Nov. 29, they noticed a few of their about 30 inflatable Christmas decorations sagging. They discovered four of them had holes slashed in them.
As the late Dr. Steven Applegate’s office manager Tess Wheeler calls to inform patients of his death and to reschedule appointments, many cry inconsolably, she said. The news of Applegate’s death was a long-time coming as ALS — Lou Gehrig’s disease — progressively took his strength, but it still has hit his patients hard.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Oldham County.
With two annual holiday events planned for this weekend, local families will have a chance to see Santa, have some good food and purchase Christmas presents or other items from local businesses and vendors.