Daily Archives: July 7, 2011

Customs and Border Protection Officers Arrest Former Major League Baseball Player with Over Six Pounds of Cocaine

Customs and Border Protection Officers (CBP) at JFK Airport intercept a 21 year old man attempting to smuggle over six pounds of cocaine in his luggage. The bag he was carrying contained four pairs of sneakers with narcotics concealed within the soles.

Cocaine hidden inside shoes
Photo Credit: Photo courtesy of Customs and Border Protection
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Iraqi Antiquities Returned

The artifacts include these vases and range in age from 2,500 to 4,000 years old.

Terracotta plaques and other artifacts seized during a 2006 investigation were returned to the government of Iraq today in a Washington, D.C. ceremony that celebrated a successful law enforcement operation and the cultural significance of antiquities that are thousands of years old.

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PMHD’s 2011 Outstanding Nurses Recognized


Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District has a wonderful team of caregivers. To recognize the outstanding nurses during National Nurses Week this year, a peer-based selection by each nursing unit was employed. The selected outstanding clinical staff members, by department, were as follows:


Aracely Nelson, RN, BSN – Perinatal Service

Carmen Fitzsimmons, RN – Float Pool

Clara Miranda, RN, BSN, PHN – Case Management

D’Andre York, RN – NICU

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Focus on Treatment of Sepsis Has Positive Results

Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District continues to seek improvement in all areas of healthcare. Each year we target several specific areas and provide a focused analysis of the steps needed to improve patient outcomes. One of the areas targeted has been the treatment of sepsis.

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