Penn Kingdom Hershey Medical Middle Stated For Not On Time Responses In Patient Deaths

In August, Penn State Hershey Medical Center was cited after an investigation into the death of a 6-year-old boy.
DAUPHIN COUNTY, Pa.– The Pennsylvania Department of Health has cited Penn State Hershey Medical Center for delayed responses and care for three of their patients, two of whom died.
Penn State Hershey Medical Center shared the following with FOX43:The inspection report in question refers to three separate patient cases:An adult patient who was evaluated in the Emergency Department for uncertain neurologic symptoms.
We realize the importance of our ongoing efforts to evaluate and improve our patient care practices; to ensure staff have the knowledge they need to consistently meet the highest standards of care; and to reinforce expectations for employees to elevate concerns they may have, particularly where patient care is involved.
The health department said that the medical center failed to follow procedures for declaring and treating a stroke for patients with the related symptoms.

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