The patient’s breaths had become labored. He struggled to pull air from his mouth to his lungs. It got so bad late one Saturday night that he decided to say something about it the next time his nurse made rounds at Jackson South Community Hospital.
A nurse who allegedly failed to properly attend to a nursing home patient who suffered a fatal fall was allowed to surrender his license to the state for three years and then reapply for reinstatement. But he did not agree to the resolution by the Jan. 8 deadline.