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Connecticut Disciplines Three Nurses

January 19, 2017
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Connecticut Disciplines Three Nurses

By Kate Farrish The state Board of Examiners for Nursing on Wednesday disciplined three nurses, including one who dealt in anabolic steroids. In the steroid case, the board fined RN Michael Mase of New Milford $3,000 and placed his license on probation for a year. He has said he started using steroids in connection...

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New Strain On State Nursing Homes: Keep Patients Out Of Hospitals

January 17, 2017
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New Strain On State Nursing Homes: Keep Patients Out Of Hospitals

By Lisa Chedekel 11 hours ago At the Fresh River Healthcare nursing home in East Windsor, the chance that a short-stay patient will end up back in the hospital within 30 days of arriving at the facility is less than eight percent. Meanwhile, 12 miles away at the Greensprings Healthcare and Rehabilitation nursing home...

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FBI Reaches Out For Victims Of Subsys Scheme

January 10, 2017
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FBI Reaches Out For Victims Of Subsys Scheme

By Lisa Chedekel In an unusual move, the FBI is reaching out publicly to patients who were prescribed the powerful narcotic medication Subsys, which federal agents allege was improperly dispensed by practitioners across the country, including a nurse in Derby. In a posting on its Victim Assistance Program website, the FBI asks people who...

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14 Connecticut Hospitals Penalized For Infection Rates, Injuries

January 5, 2017
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14 Connecticut Hospitals Penalized For Infection Rates, Injuries

By Cara Rosner Nearly half of Connecticut hospitals – 14 out of 31 – will lose a portion of their Medicare payments in 2017 as a penalty for having too many patients who acquired preventable infections and injuries while hospitalized. The hospitals are among 769 nationwide that will lose one percent of their Medicare...

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