TYLER, TX (KLTV) - In response to Attorney Steven Laird's lawsuit brought against CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler, the hospital shared the following statements.
CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler:
CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital-Tyler does not comment on pending litigation. We can share that we are shaken by the idea that a nurse acting independently and of his own accord would purposely hurt patients in our hospital.
Mr. Davis was a credentialed nurse who passed all background checks when he was hired. The hospital took swift and appropriate action in January when new information came to light that led us to suspect this might be a matter for law enforcement. There was nothing about his employment history at CHRISTUS or at previous employers that would have led us to conclude that Mr. Davis was likely to commit a crime.
Because this is an ongoing criminal investigation, and because federal privacy regulations prevent us from sharing details about specific patients' conditions or care, the hospital is limited in what it can discuss. We did, however, appreciate the opportunity to speak with impacted family members and explain what we could about the situation. The patients, family members and our Associates affected by this situation remain in our prayers.
We look forward to the time when we can share more information.
(4/11/18, 5:37 p.m.)
CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Tyler would like to clarify that William Davis was removed from patient care on Jan. 25, 2018, the same day that we identified an unusual and unexplained patient outcome in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit.
(4/11/18, 10:33 a.m.)