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NC and SC Hospitals Penalized for Patient Safety

Medicare is penalizing 721 hospitals nationwide with high rates of potentially avoidable medical mistakes that can harm patients, known as “hospital-acquired conditions.”

Penalized hospitals will have their Medicare payments reduced by 1 percent over the fiscal year that runs from October 2014 through September 2015.

To determine penalties, Medicare evaluated three types of hospital-acquired conditions.

  • CLABSIs – Central-Line Associated Bloodstream Infections
  • CAUTIs – Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections
  • Other Serious Complications – including blood clots, bedsores, and falls

Hospitals Being Penalized in North Carolina

  • Alamance Regional Medical Center, Burlington, NC
  • Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, Fayetteville, NC
  • Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville, Charlotte, NC
  • Caromont Regional Medical Center, Gastonia, NC
  • Carteret General Hospital, Morehead City, NC
  • Catawba Valley Medical Center, Hickory, NC
  • Cleveland Regional Medical Center, Shelby, NC
  • Nash General Hospital, Rocky Mount, NC
  • Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center, Charlotte, NC     
  • Rutherford Hospital Inc., Rutherfordton, NC
  • Sentara Albemarle Medical Center, Elizabeth City, NC
  • Southeastern Regional Medical Center, Lumberton, NC
  • University Of North Carolina Hospital, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Vidant Medical Center, Greenville, NC
  • Wakemed, Cary Hospital, Cary, NC
  • Wakemed, Raleigh Campus, Raleigh, NC
  • Wilmington Treatment Center, Wilmington, NC

South Carolina Hospitals Penalized

  • Aiken Regional Medical Center, Aiken, SC
  • Beaufort County Memorial Hospital, Beaufort, SC
  • Conway Medical Center, Conway, SC
  • Kershaw Health, Camden, SC
  • Mcleod Medical Center – Dillon, Dillon, SC
  • MUSC Medical Center, Charleston, SC
  • Novant Health Gaffney Medical Center, Gaffney, SC
  • Oconee Medical Center, Seneca, SC
  • Palmetto Health Baptist, Columbia, SC
  • Palmetto Health Baptist Easley, Easley, SC
  • Palmetto Health Richland, Columbia, SC
  • Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, Spartanburg, SC
  • TRMC Of Orangeburg & Calhoun, Orangeburg, SC

Charles G. Monnett III & Associates Can Help

The experienced attorneys at Charles G. Monnett III & Associates provide free initial consultations, support, and assistance in finding resources to help you and your family deal with serious injuries caused by the negligence of others.

If you or a family member would like more information about your legal options and determine whether you have a claim, call our office today at (704) 859-200324 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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