Science – or a PR campaign? Why Americans give birth in hospitals.

Thanks to shows like “Call the Midwife” and births of royal babies like little Charlotte, delivered into the hands of midwives, where and how women give birth is getting some attention. A recent Boston Globe article titled “Call (back) the midwife” explores why it’s normal in England (and many other places, frankly) to have babies delivered by midwives. They have a saying that encapsulates it nicely: “Every mother needs a midwife, and some women need a doctor, too.” In June, the Atlantic published a piece called “Call the midwife,” looking at…

San Juan Health Services Refuses to Disclose CEO’s Qualifications

On January 31, 2014 The Petroglyph hand delivered a GRAMA (Government Records Access and Management Act) request to the San Juan Hospital in Monticello Utah.  The request asked for three different items of information that was related to the new interim CEO Laurie Schafer.   The three items of information were a list of her qualifications,  all complaints she may have received in the last year, and her last two evaluations.  The request excluded any specific details, names,  or any personal information.   On February 13, 2014 Deana Dalton with…

Three Doctors Resign from San Juan Hospital – Hospital in Trouble

On February 3, the head physician Dr. Paul Reay at the San Juan Hospital in Monticello Utah turned in his resignation.  A couple days later Dr Bryce Peterson turned in his resignation as well.   Dr Reay presented the following letter to the public addressing his resignation: The hospital in Monticello Utah has had a high rate of turnover in the last couple of years. Not too long ago Dr. Lance Allen left the hospital over an alleged violation of his contract by the hospital board. More recently, Dr. Curtis Black …