VT hospital fears for funding after patient death

Burlington Free Press, October 16, 2013
Funding for most of a Bennington hospital's budget could be in jeopardy after an investigation found that two nurses failed to provide proper care for a patient who died in the emergency room. The hospital, Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, is moving quickly to correct the problems identified following the patient's death in hopes the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will keep the funding, which accounts for about 75 percent of the hospital's budget, officials said. "It's important for our hospital to be able to treat any patient who comes through the door and working with any provider in the area," hospital spokesman Kevin Robinson said Tuesday. "We will leave no stone unturned to be able to continue to participate in this program."

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