Hawai‘i public kept in dark about hospital infections

Yvonne Hanato-Well’s son crashed into a tree three years ago while driving home one night on the Big Island. Suffering severe trauma to his head, neck and spine, the 19-year old was flown to a Honolulu hospital for treatment.

Two weeks into his hospital stay, he was diagnosed with MRSA – a drug-resistant staph infection that can be fatal. He was given 10 days to live if he didn’t respond to antibiotics.

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