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$20,000 of jewelry missing after San Diego hospital stay

Posted at 6:34 PM, Oct 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-16 21:34:22-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Months after her husband passed away, a San Diego woman is still waiting for answers from the hospital that cared for him.

Trish Zdravecky says her husband Peter stayed at Select Specialty Hospital in Hillcrest for over three months due to kidney and diabetes complications. During that time, more than $20,000 worth of his jewelry went missing.

"I would like someone to return the stuff. I don't need the money. I'm good. But it would be nice to have the items that were on my husband when he went into the hospital," said Trish.

Among the items missing: an $18,000 Rolex, gold necklace, gold bracelet, and his UC San Diego class ring.

Trish says each time she calls the hospital, she's told there's no update and that a claim has been filed.

"My children deserve whatever their father had for them, and that is the most important thing."

She says she's more concerned about the sentimental value of the items; the gold necklace cross was a gift from Peter's late mother.

In a statement to 10News, a hospital representative said:

We are aware of the complaint and are looking into it.
We do reimburse patients for lost or stolen property.
We have no further comment.
Select Medical Representative

Trish says this statement is the first she’s heard of the hospital reimbursing patients.

As she tries to grieve the loss of her husband she hopes the hospital will make things right.