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Grant County Nursing Home Facilities Dinged On New Federal Five Star Rating System

January 10, 2018

Grant County Nursing Home Facilities Dinged On New Federal Five Star Rating System Posted By Kooi || 18-Jan-2009 A new Department of Health and Human Services’ five-star system for rating nursing homes has placed all six Grant County Indiana nursing home facilities amongst the worse in the country. All six facilities, including Colonial Oaks Health Care Center …

Indiana Nursing Homes Attempting To Make Patients Waive Their Rights Related to Abuse or Neglect

January 10, 2018

Indiana Nursing Homes Attempting To Make Patients Waive Their Rights Related to Abuse or Neglect Posted By Kooi || 22-Jan-2009 As the number of reports and claims of nursing homes abuse and neglect has continued to rise in the last several years, many states have begun enacting consumer protection laws to assist the elderly and their families. …

White County Nursing Homes Rated Under New Indiana Five Star Rating System

January 10, 2018

White County Nursing Homes Rated Under New Indiana Five Star Rating System Posted By Kooi || 23-Jan-2009 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a new five-star rating system to rank every nursing facility in the country. Two White County Indiana nursing homes came in at opposite ends under the new system. Monticello Assisted …

Indiana Nursing Homes Concerned About New Federal Care Ratings

January 10, 2018

Indiana Nursing Homes Concerned About New Federal Care Ratings Posted By Kooi || 25-Jan-2009 When the CMS issued its new ratings in December, 2008, about 22 percent of the nation’s nearly 16,000 nursing homes received the federal government’s lowest rating under the new five-star rating system , while only 12 percent received the highest ranking possible. The acting administrator for …

Indiana Ice and Snow Makes for Dangerous Driving Conditions

January 10, 2018

Indiana Ice and Snow Makes for Dangerous Driving Conditions Posted By Kooi || 27-Jan-2009 The Honey Creek Fire Department and Vigo County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a head-on collision at about 8 p.m. on Indiana Highway 63, just south of the Federal Correctional Complex near Ryman Drive. Four individuals were sent to the hospital by ambulance. Initial …

Indiana Legislature Set To Hear Proposal On Smoking Ban

January 10, 2018

Indiana Legislature Set To Hear Proposal On Smoking Ban Posted By Kooi || 1-Feb-2009 Indiana Legislatures have proposed to hear public comments on a suggested new bill that would ban smoking in all work environments throughout the State. Supporters of the new law point to dozens of other states that have already enacted similar laws to this …

Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis Is Named One of Only Four Accredited Heart Failure Institutes

January 10, 2018

Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis Is Named One of Only Four Accredited Heart Failure Institutes Posted By Kooi || 12-Feb-2009 Officials with the Clarion Health Network, Methodist Hospital, and Clarian Cardiovascular announced that Methodist Hospital has become the first accredited Heart Failure Institute in the State of Indiana and only the fourth such institute in the nation. This …

Illinois Legislation Would Give Patients Info On Doctor Medical Malpractice History

January 10, 2018

Illinois Legislation Would Give Patients Info On Doctor Medical Malpractice History Posted By Kooi || 18-May-2009 People in Illinois should soon be able to find out if their doctors were ever guilty of Medical Malpractice. That’s part of a new bill, the Patients’ Right to Know Act, that the governor is expected to sign. The Illinois General Assembly …

Indiana Worker Compensation Board Has Website To Facilitate Employees Injured On The Job

January 10, 2018

Indiana Worker Compensation Board Has Website To Facilitate Employees Injured On The Job Posted By Kooi || 31-Aug-2009 The Worker’s Compensation Board of Indiana maintains a website that allows victims of work-related injuries in Indiana to research issues related to potential claims, obtain forms to file claims, and answer common questions regarding injuries sustained while on the job. The …

Lap Band Weight Loss Surgery To Be Covered Under Indiana Employee’s Workers Comp Claim

January 10, 2018

Lap Band Weight Loss Surgery To Be Covered Under Indiana Employee’s Workers Comp Claim Posted By Kooi || 5-Sep-2009 The LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Banding System is a gastric banding system that helps individuals lose and control weight by reducing the amount of food that their stomach can hold at one time. According to the parent-company’s website, the …