Monitors Observe 756 Infection Control Violations at Parkland Memorial Hospital

Federal monitors observed more than 750 instances of hand hygiene noncompliance at Parkland Memorial Hospital in June, according to a Dallas News report.


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This is just one of several concerning findings reported by consulting group Alvarez & Marsal, which is charged with helping the hospital improve its patient safety and infection control. The June compliance report also detailed deficiencies in the psychiatric department, supervision of resident physicians and medication reconciliation.

Parkland Memorial was at the center of controversy last year when state investigators uncovered a wide range of patient safety violations, including infection control deficiencies, inadequate emergency services and improper nursing staff levels. It nearly lost its Medicare status but agreed to enter into a systems improvement agreement with CMS, under which the hospital partnered with Alvarez & Marsal to help remedy the patient safety deficiencies.

The hospital has until the end of September to meet 400 safety mandates by the federal government.

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