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TENNESSEE JOINT COMMISSION PROBING WOMAN’S FALL

An 89 Year Old Woman’s Fall Inside A Johnson City Medical Center Operating Room Is Now Under Review By The Joint Commission. The Commission Will Have To Review The Information And Decide If Any Action Should Be Taken In The Case Involving Melba Lowe. Newschannel 11 Reported Last Month, The Moderately Sedated Patient Fell Off Her Stretcher During A Routine Procedure In July Of Last Year. Someone Looked Away And The Woman Fell. Hospital Officials Say The Hospital Is Now Better Prepared To Prevent This Kind Of Incident In The Future.