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Texas abortion clinic fined $20k for abysmal health and safety violations

Posted in Abortion clinic, Abortion Clinic Inspections, abortion clinic safety, Abortion complication, Abortionist, Abortionist Admitting Privilages, Abortionist and Live Birth, Abortionist Medical Board, Texas Abortion, Texas abortion clinics with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 28, 2018 by saynsumthn

  |  (From Live Action News)
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A Texas abortion facility which is a member of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) has been fined over $20,000 for a number of serious health violations found during a state inspection. The Houston Women’s Clinic, located at 4820 San Jacinto in Houston, opened in 1976 and commits abortions up to 16 weeks. It is operated by abortionist Bernard Rosenfeld. A second doctor, Yuri Nosaville, M.D., is listed on the clinic’s medical history forms.

Image: Houston Women's Clinic abortion clinic NAF member

Houston Women’s Clinic abortion clinic NAF member

Rosenfeld, who owns the Houston Women’s [abortion] Clinic and offers tubal reversals out of a second location, has been committing abortions since 1971. He was recently “honored” by the pro-abortion Lilith Fund and his website claims he is “on staff at Texas Women’s and St. Luke’s Hospitals in the Texas Medical Center.”

Image: Bernard Rosenfeld

Bernard Rosenfeld Texas abortion doctor Bernard Rosenfeld (Screen from: Lilth Fund video)

In 2015, the Texas Medical Board filed a board action against Rosenfeld which indicated that the abortionist failed to register his facility with the Texas Department of State Health Services. LifeSiteNews reported, “The Texas Alliance for Life said its offices had been ‘tipped off by a local pro-life leader’ that Rosenfeld had been performing abortions, not only at Houston Women’s Clinic — which advertises itself as ‘among the best abortion clinics in Houston’ — but in his private medical office. He even advertised his private abortion services online.”

As a result, the State Board ordered him to complete eight hours of continuing medical education and remove any advertisements for abortions services from his website.

Image: Bernard Rosenfeld complaint Texas Medical Board

Bernard Rosenfeld complaint Texas Medical Board

The next year (2016), Rosenfeld’s Houston abortion facility was inspected by the state.

The findings, which are eerily similar to what was found inside the Gosnell House of Horrors abortion facility, include the abysmal treatment of a patient with post-abortion complications as well as serious infection control issues, may be an indication why the abortionist did not want to register his facility.

Image: Abortionist Bernard Rosenfeld and the Houston Women's Clinic staff (Image credit: Yelp)

Abortionist Bernard Rosenfeld and the Houston Women’s Clinic staff (Image credit: Yelp)

According to the Order, obtained by Live Action News, an inspection of the abortion facility was performed in August of 2016 and by February of 2017, Houston Women’s Clinic or “Respondent” admitted to the violations and agreed to pay a substantial penalty of $20,300:

Image: Houston Women’s Clinic abortion facility fined twenty thousand dollars by state health department

Houston Women’s Clinic abortion facility fined twenty thousand dollars by state health department

According to the Notice of Violations, Houston Women’s Clinic failed to:

  • Meet at least quarterly to identify issues with respect to which quality assurance activities are necessary.
  • Make available current/accurate information for visitors and patients on how to file complaints.
  • Develop or implement a post-procedure infection monitoring policy.
  • Conduct annual evaluations and infection control training.
  • Maintain documentation of required laboratory testing and vaccinations of staff.
  • Provide a safe and sanitary environment to protect the health and safety of patients and staff.
  • Enforce infection control policies to minimize the transmission of infection.
  • Properly package and document instruments to be sterilized.
  • Use external chemical indicators.
  • Follow manufacturer’s written instructions in sterilizing instruments.
  • Provide and ensure proper and adequate storage of sterilized items.
  • Document and maintains clinical records adequately.
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures for patient post-procedure follow-up.
  • Ensure that schedule II-V drugs were properly secured.

The document reveals the clinic also:

  • Did not have records of making any post-procedure follow-up attempts on 11 patients.
  • Had a lack of infection control training for six staff members.
  • Had 22 instances of sterilization, sanitation and safety issues.
  • The facility failed to safeguard against the proliferation of infection in three procedure rooms.
  • The facility referred a patient who reported post-abortion complications to an emergency room and did not attempt to further inquire about her condition or confirm that she sought treatment.

The facility’s other abortionist, Yury Joseph Nosaville, has connections to the notorious abortionist dubbed “Texas Gosnell.”

In 2014, pro-life watchdog group Operation Rescue reported that Nosaville was working for abortionist Douglas Karpen. According to OR, Karpen’s “former abortion workers alleged that Karpen was intentionally killing babies born alive during abortions done beyond the legal limit by cutting their throats or twisting their heads nearly off their bodies.”  [View report with photos — WARNING.]

An interview with the witnesses can be viewed below:

OR also reported that “Nosaville was known by some of Karpen’s staff as ‘Dr. Jab-and-Stab’ due to the way he apparently rushed roughly through abortion procedures.”

A patient review published at Vitals.com for Dr. Nosaville, which does not specify the location the patient visited, indicates there could be potential problems with his Nosaville’s quality of care. It reads in part:

[…]It was unpleasant to wait for over an hour past the appointment time seeing woman after woman arriving back dizzy after seemingly having had an abortion. The staff is hardly friendly…

Image: Yury J Nosaville Vitals Review of Houston Women's Clinic abortion

Yury J Nosaville Review of Houston Women’s Clinic abortion (Image credit: Vitals.com)

In March of 2018, the state performed another inspection of the Houston Women’s Clinic and again found violations. The 23-page report is yet another indication that nothing has changed.

Tragically, the kind of violations found inside this Houston abortion facility are not unique. In 2016, Operation Rescue reviewed public documents and found that between August 2015 and June 2016, 16 of 17 Texas abortion facilities failed health and safety inspections.

    • This article is reprinted with permission. The original appeared here at Live Action News.

Texas Medical Board suspends license of abortionist for violating newly enacted Pro-Life law

Posted in Abortionist Admitting Privilages, Abortionist loses medical license, Texas Abortion, Texas abortion clinics with tags , , , , , , , on February 14, 2014 by saynsumthn

UPDATE:

ON MAY 2, 2014, THE BOARD AND THEODORE HERRING, JR., M.D., ENTERED INTO AN AGREED ORDER TERMINATING THE ORDER SUSPENDING DR. HERRING’S TEXAS MEDICAL LICENSE AND PROHIBITING DR. HERRING FROM PERFORMING ABORTION PROCEDURES UNTIL HE HAS PROVIDED SUFFICIENT EVIDENCE TO THE COMPLIANCE DIVISION OF THE BOARD, AND RECEIVED NOTICE FROM THE BOARD THAT THE EVIDENCE IS SUFFICIENT, THAT HE HAS OBTAINED ADMITTING PRIVILEGES AT A HOSPITAL THAT PROVIDES OBSTETRIC OR GYNECOLOGICAL HEALTHCARE SERVICES LOCATED WITHIN 30 MILES OF THE LOCATION WHERE HE WILL PERFORM ABORTION PROCEDURES. THE BOARD FOUND DR. HERRING PERFORMED ABORTION PROCEDURES AT A FACILITY BUT DID NOT HOLD ACTIVE ADMITTING PRIVILEGES AT A HOSPITAL PROVIDING OBSTETRICAL OR GYNECOLOGICAL HEALTH CARE SERVICES NO FURTHER THAN 30 MILES FROM THE FACILITY. THIS ORDER SUPERSEDES THE PREVIOUS TEMPORARY SUSPENSION ORDER.

BREAKING NEWS: Texas Medical Board suspends license of abortionist for violating newly enacted Pro-Life law

by Texas Right to Life
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2014
BREAKING NEWS:

Yesterday, the Texas Medical Board temporarily suspended the license of abortionist Theodore Herring for violating new Pro-Life law House Bill 2. During an anonymous Department of State Health Services inspection held in December, Herring was found to be non-compliant with Texas law that requires abortionists to maintain admitting privileges with a local hospital. Herring was cited with illegally completing 268 abortions while failing to hold any admitting privilege at a hospital within thirty miles of where he completed abortions.

The 30 miles admitting privileges requirement has been in effect since Oct 31st when United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit overturned the US District Courts injunction. After the court decision, Planned Parenthood sought to have the Supreme Court reinstate the hold on the Pro-Life bill. The Supreme Court denied Planned Parenthood’s request, allowed the law to remain in effect, and allowed Texas to enforce the law while the court case continued in the Fifth Circuit Court. The trial was held in New Orleans in early January. Now both sides wait for the final ruling from that three-judge panel.

Texas Right to Life is proud that the Texas Medical Board has upheld the rule of law by taking this disciplinary action against Dr. Herring. Dr. Herring is not the only abortionist practicing illegally in Texas, and we encourage the Texas Medical Board and the Department of State Health Services to continue fully enforcing the Life-saving safety policies passed in House Bill 2.

Herring’s license will be suspended pending further review by the Texas Medical Board. That meeting might not occur until their next scheduled meeting in May.

Theodore Herring TX

Herring works at the A Affordable Women’s Medical Center in Houston.

A AFFORDABLE COUNSELING INTERVENTIONS LLC .

7007 NORTH FWY #225 HOUSTON , TX 77076-1324

The provider can be reached at his practice location using the following numbers:

Phone 832-830-5259
Fax
The provider’s official mailing address is:

5090RICHMOND AVE. #117
117
HOUSTON , TX
77056
US
The contact numbers associated with the mailing address are:

Phone 832-830-5259
Fax
The authorized official registered with the “1376820530” NPI Number is DR. THEODORE M HERRING JR..

The authorized official title (position) is MEDICAL DIRECTOR.