Safety - October 2018

Deer leaves a mess after jumping through N.C. healthcare facility window

A disoriented 8-point buck burst through the window of a Gastonia assisted living facility


Leapfrog to rate hospital outpatient settings, ASCs

Leapfrog will collect data on ambulatory surgery centers with a voluntary survey


Rural hospitals step up during hurricane

Two hospitals provided care within damaged facilities


Hurricane forced Florida hospitals to shut down

Storm damaged roofs, buckled walls and shattered windows


Florida healthcare facilities evacuated all of their 330 patients due to storm damage

Both hospitals kept their emergency rooms open


When hurricane hit, most long-term care facilities hadn’t finished backup power plans

More than half of the 412 Florida assisted-living facilities and nursing homes have yet to implement their emergency power plans


Florida health system defends handling of patients' rape allegations

A federal judge in Florida has ordered Fort Myers–based Lee Memorial Health System to surrender records related to allegations


S.C. opens special shelter, evacuates hospital inpatient services ahead of flooding

ER services at evacuated Tidelands Georgetown Memorial continued



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