Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Florida Submits Corrective Plan in Handling Miscarriages

Sarasota (Fla.) Memorial Hospital has submitted to state regulators a corrective action plan after it was cited for the way it handled a patient's miscarriage, according to a Herald Tribune report.

The hospital came under fire after investigators from the state Agency for Health Care Administration conducted a review of a patient who was admitted for vaginal bleeding and lost twin fetuses while receiving care at the hospital. Investigators found physicians and nurses failed to perform critical blood-sugar tests in a timely manner along with other deficiencies.


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The state's report was forwarded to CMS, which in turn asked the hospital to submit a corrective action plan or lose its Medicare status. Sarasota Memorial's corrective action plan includes improved communication guidelines, improved management of diabetic patients, revised emergency room protocols for vaginal bleeding and pain management and more.

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