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…

ER Visits For Children In Crisis Up 20% Over Two Years

By Martha Shanahan The number of Medicaid-insured children treated in Connecticut emergency rooms for behavioral health crises rose 20 percent between 2014 and 2016, mirroring a national trend – despite efforts to provide non-ER treatments….

HPV-Related Cancer Rates Outpace Vaccine Rates

By Cara Rosner Cancers linked to the human papillomavirus (HPV) rose dramatically in a 15-year period, even as the rates of young people being vaccinated climbed, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported….

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…