August 1, 2011

Hardwiring the right-site process

By: Pat Patterson

For the past four years, Rhode Island Hospital (RIH) in Providence has reviewed its processes for preventing wrongsite surgery from top to bottom. The hospital has been under the microscope after several widely publicized incidents dating back to 2007. The hospital has been fined by the state and successfully passed a two-week review by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in late 2010.

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