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Efforts Underway To Increase Access To Hospital Infections Data

March 27, 2015
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Efforts Underway To Increase Access To Hospital Infections Data

 By: Lisa Chedekel | March 26, 2015   ShareEmail Print A state lawmaker who is pushing public health and hospital officials to make data on hospital infection rates available to consumers, in the wake of a C-HIT story, says he is “encouraged” by a new website on hospital quality launched by the Department of...

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Shelton Nursing Home Fined, Ordered To Hire Monitor

March 26, 2015
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Shelton Nursing Home Fined, Ordered To Hire Monitor

By: Kate Farrish A Shelton nursing home owned by Brian Foley – who was sentenced to three months in a halfway house in January in a campaign corruption scandal – has been fined $5,000 for lapses in care and ordered to hire a nursing consultant. On Feb. 5, Foley, the CEO of Apple Rehabilitation,...

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Medication Errors, Falls Result In Ct Nursing Home Fines

March 23, 2015
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Medication Errors, Falls Result In Ct Nursing Home Fines

By: Kate Farrish Seven nursing homes have been fined by the state Department of Public Health in connection with medication errors or residents who fell or sustained broken bones. On Feb. 5, two fines totaling $2,740 were imposed on the Golden Hill Health Care Center in Milford in connection with an incident July 31...

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VA Jail Release Program Provides Ct Veterans With Housing, Health Care

March 23, 2015
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VA Jail Release Program Provides Ct Veterans With Housing, Health Care

By: Peggy McCarthy A month before he left prison, Jeffrey Murdock, a veteran who suffers from depression and multiple sclerosis, thought his future would entail living as a patient in a state mental hospital. But Murdock’s outlook changed drastically after a Veterans Health Administration social worker met with him while he was still in...

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