State Finds Violations at Mt. Ascutney

Windsor — A recent surprise inspection by the state found that Mt. Ascutney Hospital didn’t take adequate measures to prevent a terminal cancer patient from falling six times in six weeks and failed to respond to another dying patient’s request to limit treatment to comfort measures. The Dec. 9 inspection also found the Windsor hospital didn’t document the need to use restraints on another patient prone to falls. The Vermont Division...

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Cellphone Use Plagues Hospital Operating Rooms

Next time you’re on the operating table and you take one last look around as the anesthesiologist approaches, don’t be too sure that that person in scrubs looking at a smartphone is pulling up vital health data. He or she might be texting a friend, or ordering new carpet. Cellphone use is not generally restricted in the operating room, but some experts say the time for rules has come. In interviews, many described co-workers texting...

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At the Hospitals: May 17, 2015
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At the Hospitals: May 17, 2015

Dartmouth-Hitchcock CEO and President Among ‘Outstanding Americans’ Lebanon — Dr. James Weinstein, chief executive officer and president of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock health system, has received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor from the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations. This year’s recipients, 90 in all, include talk show host Meredith Vieira; New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera; U.S. Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas; 12 members of the...

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