ICU/EMERGENCY DEPT. NURSE SWITCHED NARCOTICS WITH TYLENOL

By Gregory J. Lamoureux

A nurse that worked at Northwestern Medical Center’s Emergency Department has been issued a formal reprimand on his nursing license for switching narcotics with Tylenol. Continue reading “ICU/EMERGENCY DEPT. NURSE SWITCHED NARCOTICS WITH TYLENOL”

ST. ALBANS POLICE SEARCH FOR ASSAILANT

Just before 2 am this morning, a St. Albans Police Officer was patrolling the city when he came upon an assault victim lying in the road in front of BFA St. Albans, according to Police Chief Gary Taylor.

The man was unconscious from his injuries, but later regained consciousness as the officer tended to his injuries.

Few details were made public this morning, but police did say that the man “sustained significant head trauma and lacerations to the right side of his head.” Continue reading “ST. ALBANS POLICE SEARCH FOR ASSAILANT”

REGULATORS LEAVE NMC MEDICAL RATES UNCHANGED

By Courier Staff

St. Albans: The Green Mountain Care Board will allow prices at hospitals to go up an average of 1.8 percent in the upcoming fiscal year, but will hold Northwestern Medical Center’s rates alone.

The board, which regulates hospitals’ budgets and insurance prices, finished approving the prices for Vermont’s 14 hospitals Thursday. The board’s accountants are still calculating how much revenue those new prices will take in.nmc-hospital

The results leave $2.4 billion in hospital budgets largely unchanged. Even though numerous hospitals took in more money for care than they were supposed to in 2015 or are expected to do so in 2016, none will be forced to decrease how much they charge insurance companies starting Oct. 1. Continue reading “REGULATORS LEAVE NMC MEDICAL RATES UNCHANGED”