Panel probes how a Sacramento hospital handled power outage
Sacramento Bee, March 7, 2008
The national commission that accredits hospitals is investigating how administrators at Sacramento's Mercy General handled a power failure that may have left some surgery patients and their doctors in the dark during a massive storm in January. The Joint Commission made an unannounced visit to the hospital in early February to conduct an "on-site survey" related to the hospital's actions during the storm, which left an estimated 370,000 customers in the Sacramento region without power. The commission can remove accreditation if it finds a hospital violated established standards of care.
- CFO Exchange: Smartphones Poised to Disrupt Healthcare, Says Topol
- How Digital Strategy Shapes Patient Engagement at Boston Children's Hospital
- Half of All Primary Care, Internal Medicine Jobs Unfilled in 2013
- CNO on Hospital Redesign: 'You Can't Over-Communicate'
- Consumerism Drives Healthcare Branding, Rebranding Efforts
- Carondelet to Pay $35M to Settle Fraud Allegations
- PA Ranks See 'Phenomenal Growth,' Lack of Diversity
- Some Cancer Hospitals' Quality Data Will Soon Be Public
- 3 Traits Personality Assessments Can't Reveal
- CA Powers Up $80M HIE to 'Create Value in the Data'