hospitals

Comptroller Lembo Testifies On Health Care Cost Transparency And Facility Fees

March 11, 2015
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Comptroller Kevin Lembo, who oversees the state’s health care plan, testified today in support of four legislative proposals to eliminate inappropriate health care fees and provide patients with greater access to information about health care costs and quality so that they can make informed health care choices. Lembo’s office is conducting investigations into the...

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Ct Hospital Reports Of Surgical, Medication Errors Climb

January 6, 2015
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Ct Hospital Reports Of Surgical, Medication Errors Climb

By: Lisa Chedekel Connecticut hospitals reported record numbers of patients killed or seriously injured by hospital errors in 2013, with large increases in the numbers of falls, medication mistakes and perforations during surgical procedures, a new state report shows. The report, covering 2013, marks the first time that the number of so-called “adverse events”...

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Operating Profits Drop At Connecticut Hospitals: New Report

December 8, 2014
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Operating Profits Drop At Connecticut Hospitals: New Report

By: Lisa Chedekel Connecticut’s acute-care hospitals saw gains from their operations tumble 35 percent in the last fiscal year, with seven of 29 hospitals reporting operating losses, according to a new state report. While hospitals still ended the year with $597 million in profits overall, the report by the state Office of Health Care...

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Half Of State Hospitals Exceed Infection Rates, New Data Show

November 28, 2014
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Half Of State Hospitals Exceed Infection Rates, New Data Show

By: Lisa Chedekel State health inspectors visiting Stamford Hospital in late 2012 turned up several infection-control violations, including the improper drying and storage of endoscopes, instruments used to look inside the body. An inspection of Hartford Hospital in 2012 found an operating room with “dust and darkened debris” on top of pumps attached to...

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