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Published On: 12.30.2014 Charlotte, NC

NC and SC Hospitals Penalized For Patient Safety


Medicare is penalizing 721 hospitals nationwide with high rates of potentially avoidable mistakes that can harm patients, known as “hospital-acquired conditions.”

Penalized hospitals will have their Medicare payments reduced by 1 percent over the fiscal year that runs from October 2014 through September 2015.

To determine penalties, Medicare evaluated three types of HACs. One is central-line associated bloodstream infections, or CLABSIs.

The second is catheter-associated urinary tract infections, or CAUTIs.

The final one, Serious Complications, is based on eight types of injuries, including blood clots, bed sores and falls.


Area hospitals that are being penalized:

North Carolina

Alamance Regional Medical Center, Burlington, NC

Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, Fayetteville, NC

Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville, Charlotte, NC

Caromont Regional Medical Center, Gastonia, NC

Carteret General Hospital, Morehead City, NC

Catawba Valley Medical Center, Hickory, NC

Cleveland Regional Medical Center, Shelby, NC

Nash General Hospital, Rocky Mount, NC

Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center, Charlotte, NC         

Rutherford Hospital Inc., Rutherfordton, NC

Sentara Albemarle Medical Center, Elizabeth City, NC

Southeastern Regional Medical Center, Lumberton, NC

University Of North Carolina Hospital, Chapel Hill, NC

Vidant Medical Center, Greenville, NC

Wakemed, Cary Hospital, Cary, NC

Wakemed, Raleigh Campus, Raleigh, NC

Wilmington Treatment Center, Wilmington, NC


South Carolina

Aiken Regional Medical Center, Aiken, SC

Beaufort County Memorial Hospital, Beaufort, SC

Conway Medical Center, Conway, SC

Kershaw Health, Camden, SC

Mcleod Medical Center – Dillon, Dillon, SC

MUSC Medical Center, Charleston, SC

Novant Health Gaffney Medical Center, Gaffney, SC

Oconee Medical Center, Seneca, SC

Palmetto Health Baptist, Columbia, SC

Palmetto Health Baptist Easley, Easley, SC

Palmetto Health Richland, Columbia, SC

Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, Spartanburg, SC

TRMC Of Orangeburg & Calhoun, Orangeburg, SC


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