Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Advertisements in Peoria

On March 30, 2008 the Peoria Journal Star ran a two page advertisement that stated “April is Child Abuse Prevention Month”. The advertisement was supporting the Pediatric Resource Center. The Pediatric Resource Center is run by OSF-Children’s Hospital of Illinois.

The ad was paid for by Children’s Hospital of Illinois and the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria.

Several years ago when the Executive Director of Children’s Hospital of Illinois delayed the surgery of a Haitian Hearts child in Peoria, I reported this to the Pediatric Resource Center. Within several hours, after multiple people were notified of this negligence, the child was placed on the cardiac catheterization schedule and was subsequently operated.

The Pediatric Resource Center does excellent work for children in Peoria. How unfortunate that they had to take action against their own Executive Director.

This incredible event, of course, never was exposed by the local media.


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