RIPR News
4:13 pm
Fri January 28, 2011

CMS finds no major problems at RI Hospital

Providence, RI – By MEGAN HALL
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services or CMS are mostly pleased with what they uncovered after an intensive review of the operations at Rhode Island Hospital.

Hospital officials received the report released yesterday and say it lists only minor problems related to the hospital's pharmacy operations and its discharge evaluations.

Cathy Duquette with Rhode Island hospital says she's happy with the results.

"This report is a sign that the quality of care provided at Rhode Island hospital is high quality and safe," she says, "and people should feel very comfortable getting their care at Rhode Island Hospital."

CMS decided to conduct a full review of the hospital's operation after surgeons left a piece of a drill bit inside a patient's scalp. According to Rhode Island Hospital, the federal agency found no problems with its operating rooms or its surgeons.

CMS will not make the actual report public for 30 days or until Rhode Island Hospital completes an acceptable plan of correction, whichever comes first.

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