Reflecting on concerns at Edgerton Hospital
As The Gazette’s Neil Johnson reported Wednesday, state Department of Health and Human Services investigators found that Edgerton Hospital failed to follow its policies for staffing nurses during more than a dozen night shifts. A state report says the staff also did not properly report an August cardiac emergency.
The report also suggests:
--The hospital let respiratory emergency response training for some nurses lapse.
--The staff sometimes turned down or off the hospital’s 911 emergency scanner.
--The staff failed to follow protocol by not immediately reporting details of the Aug. 9 nurse’s emergency to the hospital board of trustees.
All are serious concerns, particularly because they put the hospital at risk of losing its Medicaid and Medicare funding. Has the hospital responded properly and put sufficient plans in place to correct these deficiencies?
This will be the subject of The Gazette’s editorial Friday.