STREEVAL, Erin Mashel

Date of birth: 25 May 1983 Franklin, Johnson, Indiana

Date of death: 13 October 2000 Columbus, Bartholomew, Indiana

Franklin Daily Journal, October 20, 2000

COLUMBUS

Erin Mashel Streeval

Autopsy: Edinburgh girl died from surgery

By CHERYL SCOTT

The autopsy of a 17-year-old Edinburgh girl showed she died from hemorrhaging following surgery-related complications.

Deputy Coroner Larry Fisher received the autopsy report on Erin Streeval on Tuesday from Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis.

Streeval, a senior at Southwestern High School in Shelby County, died Oct. 13 at Columbus Regional Hospital, where she had been admitted Oct. 9 for gallbladder surgery.

Dr. David Thompson of Southern Indiana Surgery performed the surgery. The physicians at Southern Indiana Surgery released the following statement: "Dr. David Thompson and all of the surgeons of Southern Indiana Surgery are deeply saddened by the death of Erin Streeval. It is impossible to sufficiently express the grief we feel and the pain we know her family and fiancé are experiencing. For nearly a decade, the surgeons of Southern Indiana Surgery have successfully performed over 3,000 laparoscopic surgeries. Yet the loss of this one precious life is not consolable. Because of the laws governing patient confidentiality, Southern Indiana Surgery is unable to provide details concerning any specific patient. The surgery group is, however, fully participating in the peer review process that is currently under way."

Thompson still has hospital privileges pending the investigation, said Doug Leonard, chief executive officer of CRH. If the incident had been of such a nature to call for a summary suspension, that would have occurred, he said. "This is a tragic event, and we in no way want to minimize that," Leonard said. "The potential for complications exist with any surgery. No surgery is routine, and death is a very rare and tragic result of some surgical procedures." Every surgical case, whether a death has occurred or not, is reviewed because every case has the potential for complications, Leonard said. When a death occurs, a root cause analysis and peer review investigation have to be conducted within 45 days. For the peer review portion of the investigation, information on the incident is sent to a surgeon outside the hospital. "We're working to send that record out now," Leonard said.

Also, a Quality Management Committee, composed of an interdisciplinary team of hospital medical staff, analyzes the incident. The Quality Management Committee looks at the individual case for problems, but it also looks for patterns of problems, Leonard said. Every surgical case, whether a death has occurred or not, is reviewed because every case has the potential for complications, Leonard said. When a death occurs, a root cause analysis and peer review investigation have to be conducted within 45 days.

For the peer review portion of the investigation, information on the incident is sent to a surgeon outside the hospital. "We're working to send that record out now," Leonard said. Also, a Quality Management Committee, composed of an interdisciplinary team of hospital medical staff, analyzes the incident. The Quality Management Committee looks at the individual case for problems, but it also looks for patterns of problems, Leonard said. Information from those investigations will be presented to the hospital's board of trustees so action can be taken, if warranted.

Franklin Daily Journal, October 16, 2000

Erin M. Streeval

Erin M. Streeval, 17, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2000, at Columbus Regional Hospital. She was a resident of Edinburgh.

She was born May 25, 1983, in Franklin. Her parents are Carl Streeval of Martinsville and Cindy (Hancock) Streeval of Edinburgh. Other survivors include maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James A. Hancock of Edinburgh; paternal grandparents, Ulysses and Betty Streeval of Edinburgh; great-grandmother, Mary Streeval of Edinburgh; a half-brother, Conner Streeval of Columbus; a half-sister, Teaneal Denny of Edinburgh; a fiancé, Lucas Simpson of Edinburgh; two uncles; and one aunt.

She was a senior at Southwestern High School in Shelbyville.

She was planning to be married in February and to attend college.

The Rev. Lewis Burton will conduct a service at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Who-So-Ever-Will Church in Edinburgh. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the church. Burial will be at Rest Haven Cemetery in Edinburgh. Arrangements are being handled by Eskew-Eaton Funeral Home in Edinburgh.

Indianapolis Star, October 15, 2000

Erin M. Streeval

ERIN M. STREEVAL, 17, Edinburgh, died Oct. 13. She was a student at Southwestern High School, Shelby County.

Services: 11 a.m. Oct. 17 in Who-So-Ever-Will Church, Edinburgh, with calling from 2 to 8 p.m. Oct. 16. Burial: Rest Haven Cemetery, Edinburgh.

Survivors: father Carl Streeval mother Cindy Hancock Streeval half brother Conner Streeval half sister Teaneal Denny grandparents Mr. and Mrs. James A. Hancock, Ulysses and Betty Streeval great-grandmother Mary Streeval, fiancé Lucas Simpson.

Eskew-Eaton Funeral Home, Edinburgh, is handling arrangements.

Shelbyville News, October 16, 2000

Erin M. Streeval

Erin M. Streeval, 17, Edinburgh, died Friday at Columbus Regional Hospital.

Born May 25, 1983, in Franklin, she was the daughter of Carl and Cindy (Hancock) Streeval.

Miss Streeval was a senior at Southwestern High School and planning to be married in February and attend college.

Survivors include her father, Martinsville; mother, Edinburgh; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James A. Hancock and Ulysses and Betty Streeval, all of Edinburgh; great-grandmother, Mary Streeval, Edinburgh; half brother, Conner Streeval, Columbus; half sister, Teaneal Denny, Edinburgh; fiancé, Lucas Simpson, Edinburgh.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Who-So-Ever-Will Church, Edinburgh, with the Rev. Lewis Burton officiating.

Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Edinburgh.

Friends may visit from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the church.

Eskew-Eaton Funeral Home, Edinburgh, is handling the arrangements

Columbus Republic, October 16, 2000

Erin M. Streeval

EDINBURGH - Erin M. Streeval, 17, of Edinburgh died at 6:40 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13, 2000, at Columbus Regional Hospital. Miss Streeval was a senior at Southwestern High School and planned to attend college. She planned to marry in February.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Who So Ever Will Church with the Rev. Lewis Burton officiating. Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the church. Burial will be at Rest Haven Cemetery.

Arrangements were made by Eskew-Eaton Funeral Home. Miss Streeval was born in Franklin May 25, 1983, the daughter of Carl Streeval of Martinsville and Cindy Hancock Streeval of Edinburgh.

Other survivors include grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James A. Hancock and Ulysses and Betty Streeval and a great-grandmother, Mary Streeval, all of Edinburgh; a half brother, Conner Streeval of Columbus; a half sister, Teaneal Denny of Edinburgh; and her fiancé, Lucas Simpson of Edinburgh.

Submitted by Mark Wirey