Report: Edgerton hospital was in violation of staffing, reporting mandates
EDGERTON--Edgerton Hospital plans a slew of corrective actions in the wake of an investigation that showed the hospital was understaffed on several days this year.
Investigators from the state Department of Health and Human Services found the hospital did not follow its own policies for staffing nurses during more than a dozen night shifts and that hospital staff did not properly report the details of an “unexpected” cardiac emergency in August that left a patient dead, according to a state report.
The violations surfaced after an anonymous complaint that the hospital had left its emergency room without staff for nearly an hour overnight on Aug. 9 while patients were there, the report said.
According to the report, the incident happened early Aug. 9, while hospital staff was responding to an inpatient and a nurse who were both suffering apparent cardiac emergencies at the same time in another part of the hospital.
The inpatient, who is not identified by name, reportedly died later on Aug 9.
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