He is a 71 year old grandfather in Oregon. From AP–
PORTLAND, Ore. – John Grady Pippen of Gold Beach doesn’t look pregnant. And he’s not. But after a hospital visit earlier this month, the staff gave the 71-year-old grandfather pain pills and paperwork explaining his delicate condition.
“Based on your visit today,” the paperwork told him, “we know you are pregnant.”
The retired mechanic and logger had sought help for agonizing abdominal pain at Curry General Hospital in Gold Beach.
Hospital administrator William McMillan says an errant keystroke caused the hospital’s computer to spit out the wrong discharge instructions.
I’ve worked in hospitals, and the nurses and PAs are usually overworked and I’m sympathetic.(Except if I’m the patient. LOL) However certain parts of your job can’t be overlooked. There is too much at stake if a patient isn’t discharged properly.
If I were Mr. Pippen I’d check to see if Curry General Hospital billed him or his insurance for a pregnancy test.