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Faulty ID methods led to surgical error at St. Vincent Hospital

Shared by Radhika Narayanan | 615 1 1 | about 11 months ago

WORCESTER – Staff at St. Vincent Hospital did not follow proper patient identification procedures in a July 20, 2016, surgery that resulted in a healthy kidney being removed from a patient, according to a report released by a federal agency Thursday about the error.

The mistake has resulted in the hospital being placed on notice that its Medicare and Medicaid agreement will be terminated Dec. 12. The hospital has been told it can avert the termination if it corrects deficiencies found by regulators.

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