SALEM, Ore (AP) – A mother from Salem asks for procedural changes at Salem Hospital after the death of her daughter Meningitis.
Ginger McCall says his 7-week-old baby had a fever on March 15th.
The reports of the Salem Statesman Journal the The child was seen at the hospital emergency room and came out, but a few hours later, his vitals crashed. The baby died on March 17th.
McCall says his daughter could still be alive if someone had diagnosed the infection during his first visit to the emergency room.
She says she would have liked to know whether to require a meningitis test or be taken to a children's hospital in Portland for 90 minutes.
McCall said she hoped the Salem hospital staff would be better informed about the symptoms of meningitis.
Officials at Salem Hospital said that they could not comment on the death for confidentiality reasons.