Registered nurses reject Ascension’s decision to dramatically cut services to dangerous levels at Providence Hospital, a move that nurses say will adversely affect the health of the people of east D.C.
Staff at the regionâ€™s largest private hospital â€” MedStar Washington Hospital Center â€” have given it consistently low marks in seven out of 12 patient safety measures in key areas, over the past four years, according to results released Friday.
Diabetes. Severe allergies and risk of anaphylactic shock. Rare diseases. Gone are the days when school nurses handed out Tylenol and Band-Aids. Today’s school nurses monitor and care for kids with a wide range of serious medical conditions. And you can’t learn when you are ill.