Meet Kristen Parker, accused hepatitis-C source at Rose Medical Center
In Denver, most of the coverage about Kristen Parker, an operating-room technician who's been charged with exposing patients to hepatitis C for swapping dirty syringes filled with saline for new ones loaded with the painkiller fentanyl, has focused on her time at Rose Medical Center. However, she also worked at Audobon Ambulatory Surgical Center, a facility in Colorado Springs -- and KOAA, an NBC affiliate there, ran a story over the weekend featuring photos from a a MySpace page filled with lots of details about a woman whose actions have caused panic among literally thousands of Coloradans.
Here's how she describes herself on the page's "About Me" section:
Well, I realized it's time to update this part cause losts has changed in my life. I had a really bad patch in my life which is getting better by the minute. I just moved out Colorado with my brother and we're back with our family again. I'm just getting my shit straight and trying to become a better person and learn from my mistakes. I have the most beautiful son on the face of the earth that I love more than life itself. I have the best family that has seen me go through alot of shit and are still by my side supporting me! I am a surgical technologist (I assist the surgeon during operations), just not at the moment. I love my job and actually miss not working in the operating rooms. Not too many people can say that! I have a VERY few good friends, that I am sooo fortunate are in my life. I like to tell everybody that I'm a pretty cool bitch, but I'm sure some would disagree....but fuck'em! My mouth tends to get me in trouble from time to time.... The whole describing myself....it's a waste of time, your just gonna check out my pics anyways, so it's pretty pointless. If there is anything you would like to find out about me.....fuckin ask! I don't bite!
Parker is also a fan of hard rock, tattoos and needles. The last lines below definitely reverberate given the accusations against her:
I absolutely love music! Mostly rock/metal, but I listen to everything. I would go insane if I didn't have music in my life. To be able to listen to a song and trandesend to another place is the best feeling. I love art. Everything from painting to drawing and shading. I can do all that stuff, just not very well! Tattoos are a big part of my life too! I am fascinated by peoples tattoos and see nothing but beauty and personal expression. I'm not the typical chick in the sense that I'm into fighting (UFC, Elite XC), sports (Baseball, Football-pro and college), and motorcycles/cars (GSXR, R1 or R6,and way too many cars to name). I love'em all! Nothing is sexier than a guy on the back of a bike...with me behind him! lol I like to go out and have some drinks and play pool or something. I love going to concerts! Haven't been in a while, so I need to change that! I'm soo overdue for a good concert. Umm..what else... I have a crazy fascination with needles.. I just like the way they feel! ;)
No doubt many patients at Rose and Audobon wish she'd kept this fascination to herself.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you'll never miss Westword's biggest stories.