BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A central California retirement home is defending one of its nurses who refused pleas by a 911 operator to perform CPR on an elderly woman who later died, saying the nurse was following policy.
“Is there anybody that’s willing to help this lady and not let her die,” dispatcher Tracey Halvorson says on a 911 tape released by the Bakersfield Fire Department aired by several media outlets on Sunday.
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Vanguard Health Systems, Inc., which operates 26 acute care and specialty hospitals in five US states, filed on Friday with the SEC to raise up to $600 million in an initial public offering. The Nashville, TN-based company was founded in 1997 and booked $3.6 billion in sales and $337 million in adjusted EBITDA for the 12 months ended December 31, 2010.
The California Department of Public Health reverses an earlier finding that the fund broke the law in transferring residents out of its nursing home.The California Department of Public Health has reversed its earlier finding that the Motion Picture and Television Fund broke state law when the charity transferred dozens of residents out of its nursing home.
In another black eye for the fund, the California Department of Public Health says nursing-home managers did not issue the required 30-day discharge notices to more than 30 residents.
In a rebuke of the Motion Picture and Television Fund, state inspectors concluded that fund administrators violated state law when they transferred dozens of residents out of the charity's beleaguered nursing home last year.