Connecticut

Medical Errors Decline In Connecticut By 3 Percent In 2015

November 4, 2016
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Medical Errors Decline In Connecticut By 3 Percent In 2015

By Cara Rosne Connecticut hospitals reported increases in patient deaths or serious injuries due to falls and medication errors in 2015 compared to 2014, but an overall drop in “adverse events,” according to a new state report. The report, by the Department of Public Health (DPH), shows that the total number of medical errors...

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Connecticut DCF Routinely Takes Custody Of Kids With “Specialized Needs”: Data

October 28, 2016
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Connecticut DCF Routinely Takes Custody Of Kids With “Specialized Needs”: Data

By Lisa Chedekel The state has taken custody of more than 860 children since 2011 because their families could not access or provide “specialized care” for their mental health or physical conditions, according to judicial department data. The data show that the Department of Children and Families (DCF) has regularly used “uncared for” petitions,...

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Connecticut Orders Rocky Hill Nursing Home To Hire Consultant

October 28, 2016
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Connecticut Orders Rocky Hill Nursing Home To Hire Consultant

By Cara Rosner State health officials have fined the operator of a Rocky Hill nursing home $5,000 and ordered it to hire an independent nursing consultant after finding dozens of violations, most of which involved the care of residents. Under the order, Apple Rehabilitation of Rocky Hill must hire an independent consultant who is...

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Connecticut Nursing Board Recommends Disciplining Nurse Following Baby’s Death

October 21, 2016
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Connecticut Nursing Board Recommends Disciplining Nurse Following Baby’s Death

 By Kate Farrish The state Board of Examiners for Nursing has recommended disciplining an East Hartford nurse for her actions when a 13-month-old girl she was caring for in Manchester stopped breathing and died in 2014. A June 14 investigative report concluded that licensed practical nurse Shirley A. Powell failed to provide rescue breathing...

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