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IOWA: Surgical Center Oversight

April 27, 2011

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IOWA – Clark Kauffman with the Ashville Citizen-Times has this in-depth and frightening story about the state’s surgical centers, the lack of oversight, and their high infection rates. This alarming report should be read by every resident of the state.

OHIO: Another VA Busted for Poor Sanitation

April 27, 2011

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OHIO:  Unbelievably, we have yet another incident of a VA hospital being busted for a breach of sanitary practices. In this case a dentist is accused of not following safe sanitation protocol. For. Years. What is with this nation’s VA hospitals? It is unacceptable that those who run them  treat our veterans with such contempt. […]

Houston Area Hospitals Infection Problems

April 26, 2011

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TEXAS – Preventable vascular infections plaguing elderly patients in Houston area hospitals. Yang Wang covers this story for the Houston Chronicle. Medicare attributes these infections to unsanitary conditions and improper proceedures. So much for the “unforseeable complication” excuse.

USA: 96,000 Patient Affected by Hip Recall

April 16, 2011

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USA: Over 96,000 patients have been affected by a  recall of hip replacement components manufactured by DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. What happens to these patients now? Mass Device offers details in this story.

Sutter Health Accused of Fraud

April 16, 2011

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CALIFORNIA: The state of California has charged Sutter Health with fraudulently billing insurers millions of dollars for anesthesia services that were never provided. Many companies with a financial stake in this report are join the lawsuit which was brought about after a whistlesblower report that triggered an audit. Thanks to Erin Alday of the SF […]

The Comparison

April 15, 2011

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Two developments in the news this week to call your attention to. First up, the sudden resignation of Hank Krakowski, the head of the FAA’s Air Traffic organization. It was Hank’s job to see that the nation’s air traffic controllers are competent, at their post, and doing their job. His performance was seen as a dismal […]

Marion VA to Reopen

April 14, 2011

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ILLINOIS: WSIL TV News reports that the Marion VA hospital is set to resume surgeries after an involuntary four year shutdown brought about by nine deaths due to substandard care. Our vets deserve better!