- Jun 13, 2005
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Speaking locally, if the family in a case like yours would've wanted to pursue care, there wouldn't be any situation where they would take away from someone else, unless the hospital mandated it. St Francis, St Johns, and Hilcrest all have significant ICU capacity available.
Having beds doesn't mean they have the capacity to care for a patient. This was over ten years ago and SFH didn't even have enough ventilators for CICU. The ventilator that was keeping him alive was borrowed from the children's hospital. If someone that actually had a chance to get better had come in and needed a ventilator, I'd feel pretty bad telling them they couldn't have the one keeping my dad, who had no higher brain function, alive because I wasn't ready to let him go.
Where to start?How does the Indian Health Care System work? Can't only those with Native lineage get care in that system? If so, who needs to give it some serious attention?