UConn's John Dempsey Hospital, which faced discipline from Connecticut regulators twice in 2008, has been removed from probation ahead of schedule. The Farmington, CT, hospital was placed on a two-year probation in November 2008 after regulators uncovered a number of problems, including one case in which a patient died. The probation terms called for the state Department of Public Health to review the hospital after a year and rescind the probation if the hospital "maintained substantial compliance with federal and state laws and regulations." Health department spokesman William Gerrish told the Hartford Courant
the hospital met that condition, leading the department to end the probation.