How toledos clinic in South Bend closed after death of child
The Children’s Hospital of South Bend announced Friday that it had closed its Children’s Clinic at South Bend, Indiana, because of the death of a child on May 19.
The hospital’s director, Dr. Jennifer L. Moberg, said in a statement that “a newborn child died in our care.”
The news was first reported by The Indianapolis Star on Wednesday.
The child died after a car collided with a parked vehicle at the hospital’s South Bend facility.
Moberg said in her statement that the child had been hospitalized with severe hypothermia, an inability to communicate with his parents and a high rate of dehydration.
The child died at the facility after being transported to the Children’s Health Care Clinic at the Childrens Hospital of Indiana, which is not affiliated with the hospital, according to the statement.
Lethal injection equipment was used in the child’s death, Moberd wrote in the statement, adding that the hospital has been notified.
The department of health, which oversees the facility, will review the incident, she wrote.
The Children’s Cancer Institute at the University of California San Francisco is in charge of overseeing the Children�s Clinic, which serves about 300 children in the United States and Canada.