posted on December 23, 2014 14:06
A federal government initiative to reduce medical errors and patient-safety problems across the nation has resulted in penalties for a local hospital. Wyoming County Community Health System will lose about $75,000 after being rated high for infection rates among patients. Based on a 1 to 10 scale, the Warsaw hospital received a score of 8. Any hospital with a score of higher than 7 will be penalized. United Memorial Medical Center of Batavia received the best score in Western New York, with 2.7. UMMC Spokeswoman Colleen Flynn says United Memorial has been "very focused on quality" and has implemented "intense staff training". The federal government’s goal is to hold hospitals accountable and pressure them to have high safety standards.