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March 1, 2012
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What is a bed sore?

Bed sores are a major problem for patients who are confined to bed or a wheelchair, but aren't limited to the bedbound. These sores can affect anyone who spends long periods in limited positions and those who are overweight and have folds of skin that touch. Bed sores can be prevented by moving the patient frequently, changing bedding, and keeping the skin clean and dry. They are also called a pressure sore, decubitus sore, or decubitus ulcer.
December 2, 2011

Adverse Events in Hospitals

In November 2010, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General did a report on Adverse Events in Hospitals - National Incidence Among Medicare Beneficiaries
January 19, 2011

Update on Memorial Cases:Motion for Punitive Damages filed in Chandler case

A motion was filed in the matter of George Clay Chandler v. Memorial Hospital Jacksonville, et. al. seeking punitive damages on Mr. Chandler's behalf. The evidence filed shows that in 2008 and early 2010 Memorial Hospital was cited by AHCA for deficiencies in its care of patients and particularly for numerous failures relating to nursing and wound care.
May 20, 2010

BCBS & Never Events

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) announced on February 26,  2010 that all 39 independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies established a payment policy […]
May 20, 2010

CMS & Never Events

In July of 2008, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued State Medicaid Director Letter #08-004 to provide guidance related to coordination of State […]
April 19, 2010

Memorial Bed Sore Cases-February 2010

Memorial Hospital  faces six  lawsuits for related medical negligence “Never Events” February 23, 2010 Six families are in the process of filing suit against Memorial Hospital for neglect and […]
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