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Stamford Hospital Fined $55,000 For Operating Blood Draw Facility Without Approval By Cara Rosner Stamford Hospital has been fined $55,000 by the state for allowing a phlebotomist to draw blood at a Southington facility before…

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Nursing Homes Penalized For High Hospital Readmissions

By Cara Rosner Most Connecticut nursing homes will see their Medicare reimbursements reduced in the coming year for having high resident readmission rates to hospitals. Of Connecticut’s 224 nursing homes, 75 percent (168) are being…










State Medical Board Disciplines 3 Doctors

By Kate Farrish The state Medical Examining Board disciplined three doctors on Tuesday, including fining a Norwich doctor $7,500 for failing to keep his prescription pad secure.The board also reprimanded the doctor, John Paggioli, who…



Surge Of Women Candidates Challenges Politics As Usual

By Susan Campbell Women(particularly Democrats) are running for political office in record numbers. After the recent primary elections (including one in Connecticut), voters will choose from an unprecedented number of female candidates—198 in the U.S….



Staff Errors Result In Nursing Home Fines

By Cara Rosner The state Department of Public Health (DPH) has fined four nursing homes following staff errors and lapses in care earlier this year. Gardner Heights Health Care Center in Shelton was fined $3,480…


State Fines Four Nursing Homes

By Cara Rosner Four Connecticut nursing homes have been fined by the state Department of Public Health (DPH) for various violations that hurt or endangered residents. Orchard Grove Specialty Care Center in Uncasville was fined…


Mold Concerns Rise With The Sea Level

By Christine Woodside Carl Jordan Castro Photo. Nancy Arnold sits in the living room of her Guilford home, near the end of Whitfield Street. She had to evacuate during Hurricanes Irene and Sandy. A day…




Nursing Board Disciplines Five Nurses

By Kate Farrish The Board of Examiners for Nursing on Wednesday disciplined five nurses while dropping the charges against an Ansonia nurse because he is now serving 60 years in prison for an unrelated felony…