Beloved Pennsylvania Nun and Teacher Dies After Alleged Medical Mistakes

On January 6, 2011 Sister Maria Angelita Soliman Quito, a nun who taught at Immaculate Conception Catholic School in Pen Argyl, died. It is alleged that Sister Angelita died from low blood sugar after treatment at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Salisbury Township.  Specifically, it is alleged that the blood sugar test strips used to measure Sister Angelita’s blood glucose levels were faulty and that, as a result, doctors kept ordering that she receive more insulin which caused her to go into a diabetic coma and die.

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health report on Sister Angelita’s death, the nun died because of the faulty blood glucose test strips, poor record keeping and a failure of communication among the staff.

We extend our sincere condolences the family, friends and students of Sister Maria Angelita Soliman Quito.