State Disclosure Reports
Consumers Union Documents
- Response to Consumer Reports’ questions from Rockdale Medical Center
The Low-Down Dozen: Hospital responses to CR (Rockdale Medical Center, Conyers, GA)
- State Hospital Infection Public Reporting Laws
Summary of state laws hospital infection reporting laws.
- Stay safe in the hospital
The January issue of Consumer Reports on Health newsletter tells patients and their relatives how to get the best care and prevent hospital infections and medication errors.
- VA officials get probed for using non-sterile instruments on patients
U.S. lawmakers held a hearing a few weeks ago to figure out why VA officials still weren’t following proper procedures for cleaning endoscopes that put more than 11,000 veteran patients at risk.
- Woman Waterboarded: Police Arrest Jermeller Steed and Cicely Reed For Mock-Drowning On Elderly Patient Source: Huffington Post (Monday November 21, 2011)
“Two nursing home employees in Georgia were arrested for allegedly attacking an elderly woman in a ‘manner similar to waterboarding,’ according to local police.”
- State health officials can’t track hospital-related infections Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Sunday August 21, 2011)
Georgia hospitals are not required to provide information about their infection rates to the public, leaving consumers in the dark about how safe their hospital might be on preventing infections.
- When the treatment makes patients sick Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Sunday June 12, 2011)
New federal statistics offer consumers a first-ever look at how well metro Atlanta hospitals are doing at protecting patients from potentially deadly threats; Georgia does not require hospitals to publicly report infection rates and medical errors.
- 'Super bug' that's resistant to antibiotics threatens hospital patients Source: Washington Post (Tuesday August 24, 2010)
“A recent study found 25 percent more C. diff than MRSA in 28 community hospitals in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.”
- Infection concerns spur more checks of medical equipment Source: The Greenville News (Wednesday June 24, 2009)
Spot inspections at three Veterans Administration hospitals last month revealed that instruments used in colonoscopies and endoscopies were not properly disinfected, potentially exposing veterans to HIV and hepatitis.
- Chattanooga: Bacterial infection growing stronger Source: Chattanooga Times (Monday November 24, 2008)
Though c. difficile infections are not tracked nationally or at the state level in Tennessee, Georgia or Alabama, a new study shows that the incidence is higher than expected.
- Georgia family loses son to hospital-acquired infection Source: Fox Five News, Atlanta, GA (Tuesday February 20, 2007)
Victoria and Armando Nahum created the organization SafeCare Campaign.org to help eradicate hosptial-acquried infections.