DC HOSPITAL FALLING APART
I wonder if we will ever read a report like this one in SW Virginia – my guess is, we might someday. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/06/05/AR2007060502558.html?hpid=topnews
“From an emergency department with faulty monitors, IV pumps and broken stretchers to an operating room running part time for lack of staff, patient care is increasingly limited and uncertain at Greater Southeast Community Hospital, according to a draft report by District health regulators.
The report lists worker and equipment shortages extending throughout the 110-bed facility, with the situation in radiology particularly severe. Housekeeping and maintenance crews have been cut so much they cannot keep up with basic chores, leading the regulators to conclude that the hospital “is not maintained in a safe and sanitary manner.””