NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jul 04, 1981
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(Studio) Florida couple recalled seeking United States Air Force aide for their newborn baby after being refused admission to a number of Florida hospitals; United States Public Health Service said beginning investigation into incident.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch
(Miami, Florida) Hospitals' refusal to help Stephanie McElrath recalled; background to incident outlined. Film shown. [Jackson Memorial spokesperson Dr. Charles BAUER - says such refusals are common.] Problems faced by intensive care units for babies described. [BAUER - thinks infant fatalities due to facility shortages is significant.]
REPORTER: Ike Seamans
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