Letters to the Editor

July 27, 2014

Davis Children's Hospital is unhelpful

I just wanted everyone to know what kind of experience I had with UC Davis Children's Hospital. Recently, my son had an accident in Humboldt County and went to the local hospital there. He has a severe maxillary break and needed emergency surgery ASAP.

UC Davis agreed to take him and said they would do surgery as soon as he got there, and they had a surgeon on stand by. He was airlifted from Arcata to Sacramento, approximately 300 miles away. After getting to the hospital, they asked what kind of insurance I have, and I told them that I had medical. The lady then went away and came back 5 minutes later and said "Sorry, we can't help you." Can't or won't is the real question.

This is wrong in every way possible, and a 10-year-old child has to suffer?

-- Jennifer Blachly, McKinleyville

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