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Findings criticize North Carolina hospital

Raleigh News & Observer, April 29, 2008
North Carolina has cited a federal investigation involving the death of a 76-year-old man at a Franklin Regional Medical Center as one reason its request to move from the center of Franklin County to its frontier with Wake County was denied. A state report said the federal investigation was proof that Franklin Regional had not provided a past record of quality care. In March, CMS reported on elective surgical procedures at the hospital, and threatened to pull federal funding to treat poor and elderly patients at Franklin Regional as a result.