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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 1262182.015 - St. Elizabeth Medical Center

Inspection Information - Office: Syracuse

Nr: 1262182.015Report ID: 0215800Open Date: 09/08/2017

St. Elizabeth Medical Center
2209 Genesee Streetnull
Utica, NY 13501
Union Status: Union
SIC:
NAICS: 622110/General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
Mailing: 1724 Burrstone Roadnull, New Hartford, NY 13413

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:12/19/2017
Close Case:04/30/2019

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral1258890   Yes

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $12,675 $0 $0 $0 $0 $12,675
Current Penalty $11,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $11,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 12/19/2017 11/27/2018 $11,000 $12,675 $0 01/16/2018 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 99057.015Event: 07/05/2017Employee Contracts Clostridium Difficile And Dies
On July 5, 2017, a nurse technician was performing their normally assigned dutie s that included administering medicine, taking vitals, and cleaning. During the day and the two days following, the employee treated a patient with Clostridium Difficile. Precautions to prevent transmission of the bacteria were not implemen ted in a timely manner, and the employee became ill. The employee contracted the disease, suffering septic shock that resulted in renal failure.. The employee l ater died from this condition.
Keywords: infectious disease, kidney
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1262182.015 Fatality Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants

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