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Three Ct Nursing Homes Fined Following Lapses In Care

February 23, 2015
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Three Ct Nursing Homes Fined Following Lapses In Care

By: Cara Rosner Three Connecticut nursing homes have been cited and fined by the state Department of Public Health for violations, including two instances in which residents were physically injured. Wilton Meadows Health Care Center was fined $1,160 for an incident that took place in May 2014. A resident, whose diagnoses included quadriplegia and...

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Drug Treatment Centers Fined, Placed On Probation

February 21, 2015
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Drug Treatment Centers Fined, Placed On Probation

By: Cara Rosner A company that runs substance abuse treatment centers in New Haven and Bridgeport has been fined $10,000 and each facility has been placed on probation for two years after state health inspectors found various violations at the sites. New Era Rehabilitation Center Inc. faces the disciplinary action following unannounced inspections that...

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Connecticut Nurse Among Highest Prescribers In U.S.

February 20, 2015
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Connecticut Nurse Among Highest Prescribers In U.S.

By: Lisa Chedekel  A Derby nurse practitioner was among the top 10 prescribers nationally of the most potent controlled substances in Medicare’s drug program in 2012 – an anomaly in a state where Medicare records show nurse practitioners rarely prescribe such drugs, which have a high potential for abuse. Heather Alfonso, an advanced practice...

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Ct Med Board Drops Charges Against Doctor, Fines Others

February 18, 2015
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Ct Med Board Drops Charges Against Doctor, Fines Others

 By: Kate Farrish The state Medical Examining Board on Tuesday withdrew charges that a Putnam gynecologist had inappropriate physical and sexual contact with a patient because the doctor has agreed to stop practicing medicine. Dr. Ronald Archibold voluntarily agreed on Dec. 31 not to seek to renew or reinstate his expired medical license, state...

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