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Hospital in hot water over YouTube video of rectal surgery

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MANILA (AFP) — Staff at a Philippine government hospital are under investigation after a former patient threatened a lawsuit over a YouTube video clip of his rectal surgery, officials said Thursday. The clip showed hospital staff, including nurses and surgeons, laughing and cheering as a blue canister was removed from Read more »

Union backs Filipino nurses facing charges

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BY MICHAEL AMON | michael.amon@newsday.com The largest health-care workers’ local in the nation has thrown its support behind 10 Filipino nurses whose resignation over working conditions at a Smithtown nursing home sparked criminal charges of endangering patients. Local 1199 of the Service Employees International Union, which represents about 275,000 Read more »

From Obese Nurse to LA Marathon Top Runner

By Cynthia Flores Asianjournal.com LOS ANGELES – Of the 20,230 finishers in the 2007 LA Marathon, close to 8,000 were women. Holding the record of being the fastest female runner in the 5K events run in her age group, the fourthfastest 10K time, fifth fastest for half marathon and seventh Read more »

Portraits: Journey of healing

A Philippines mission fills the heart of nurse Nory Cabrera Sargeant By Bob Sylva – bsylva@sacbee.com In what amounted to heartache and a soulful healing, Nory Cabrera Sargeant, who is a nurse, participated in a recent medical mission to the Philippines, her ancestral homeland, to repay a favor. Has Read more »

Opportunity is Knocking

The Filipino population in the Valley has exploded because of a nursing shortage. James Osborne McALLEN – Sitting in a darkened movie theater in Manila, Philippines, more than 40 years ago, Lilie Schneider decided she was headed for the United States. So when she was old enough, she signed up Read more »

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