Statement from NE Baptist Hospital

SAN ANTONIO – The Baptist Health System extends its sincere sympathy to this particular patient's family. As always, our primary concern is the health and safety of all of our patients.

In our commitment to a safety-first culture, we are in a constant process of upgrading the care provided to our patients in the Baptist Health System.   One such example is implementation of an enhanced computer alert system that provides sophisticated medication review technology to help prevent human error.   In addition, we instituted more intensive training for our employees regarding the safe administration of medications and we have implemented a formalized process with our medical staff to standardize the methods by which medications are ordered.  Patient safety remains our main priority as we continue to be aware, sensitive and vigilant to these matters.

Ashley Cardenas, Spokeswoman for Baptist Health System