San Jacinto Methodist Hospital’s building began construction in 1944 when the Humble Oil and Refining Company contributed $500,000 for the construction of a hospital in Baytown. Initially opening in April 1948, Houston Methodist’s San Jacinto Hospital offers medical treatment to individuals in the area. In 1950, San Jacinto Methodist Hospital became the first hospital in Harris County to receive full accreditation by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. In 1987, San Jacinto Methodist Hospital’s Board of Directors decided to create a new health care facility to enhance and expand the hospital’s services to individuals in East Harris County as well as the surrounding counties of Chambers, East Harris, Liberty, and Montgomery. The hospital has grown significantly since this time as the surrounding population has increased. Currently, San Jacinto Methodist Hospital is the only hospital in the Baytown area. The Emergency Department at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital sees an average of 40,000 to 59,999 patients each year.
Medical Malpractice at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital
There have been several reported cases of medical malpractice at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital. One case of medical malpractice against San Jacinto Hospital involved the diagnosis and treatment of a patient with a bed sore. A second case involved the transfer and treatment of a patient with acute abdominal pain. Another case involved the prescription of medication to a patient with bronchial asthma and lower back pain. Another malpractice case involved a cancer patient who had a leg amputated after receiving radiation therapy.
San Jacinto Methodist Hospital Treatment of Respiratory Illnesses
Each year, San Jacinto Methodist Hospital sees a large number of cases involving respiratory illnesses. These illnesses can include bronchitis, lung cancer, mesothelioma, and pneumonia. Lung cancer is a particularly deadly form of cancer that represents a large number of cancer deaths. Individuals in the area have been treated for mesothelioma, which is a terminal cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. One company in the Baytown area that has reportedly used asbestos is Exxon Mobil. There have been lawsuits initiated against Exxon Mobil Corporation claiming that workers were exposed to hazardous chemicals on the job that resulted in the workers later being diagnosed with mesothelioma.
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