Hundreds of hospitals with violations, deaths get “gold seal of approval“
Ars Technica ------- Shoddy healthcare practices at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, Massachusetts, led to the preventable deaths of two babies and a pregnant woman between 2013 and 2014. That’s according to federal regulators who threatened to cut the hospital’s federal funding over its poor performance. Yet most of the hospital’s patients had no idea of the dangerous state of affairs at the time—the hospital maintained its accreditation throughout the three tragedies, and, according to an investigation by The Wall Street Journal, it was even called a top performer by its accreditor, the Joint Commission. To learn more click on the picture below to read the article.