CMS finds critical missteps at NC hospital

Gaston Gazette, February 1, 2012

Documents from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services reveal it took Gaston Memorial Hospital staff some six hours to realize a nurse gave an emergency-room patient insulin instead of potassium. A spokeswoman with CaroMont Health, which operates the hospital, said the company may appeal some of the findings in the government's report as misleading, inaccurate, or based on insufficient facts.


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