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Former LPNs Face Obstacles For Relicensing

By Kate Farrish State nursing regulators have ordered two former licensed practical nurses to take a refresher course before they can get their licenses back following disciplinary action. But there’s a problem: the only LPN…


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…



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….