Quaid Revisits Hospital, Settle Becomes A Dad
I’m sure that by now, everyone is familiar with the story of what happened to Dennis Quaid’s twins. But for anyone who might have missed it: the newborns were accidentally given a potentially fatal dose of a blood thinner called Heparin.
The twins are now ok, but according to reports, during a recent taping of Oprah’s talk show, he revisited the hospital where the incident took place. The goal was to see if the hospital had put in place any measures to prevent a similar occurrence in the future. I applaud Dennis Quaid for using this near tragedy to try to bring about change and to protect and inform others.
The actor and no doubt, grateful dad, was quoted as saying, “Being here brings back a lot of memories, not all of them good.” The episode will air on Tuesday, March 10, so be sure to tune in if you want to see what Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has done to improve their procedures. Hopefully this will be a wake up call to other hospitals to refine their own operations for the safety of all their patients.
In happier news, Gossip Girl star Matthew Settle is now a father. His wife, Israeli-born Naama Nativ gave birth to a girl on Thursday, March 5. The baby weighed eight pounds 11 ounces. The actor’s rep issued a statement to People.com saying, “Baby and mother are happy and healthy and the new parents are thrilled.” The couple named the baby Aven Angelica.
Settle plays the character Rufus Humphrey, in the show, which deals with the lives of wealthy teens at a private school. His other TV credits include appearances on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The Wedding Bells and CSI: Miami. He has also done stints on hits like ER and Brothers & Sisters.
In an interview some time ago Settle was quoted as saying that, “… women are to be loved, not understood.” That attitude will serve him well as his newborn steals his heart. Congratulations to the new dad and his wife on this new addition to their family.