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An error in the dosage of a chemotherapy drug means that McCurdy “will now die from cancer instead of being cured," according to the lawsuit.
Plasma that is not used to immediately treat Nuvance patients will be stored for future usage.
“There should be a sense of humility at the heart of every leader during a time like this," the president and CEO of Nuvance Health says. "We’re made smarter by listening to the people around us."
Gov. Ned Lamont said that the state has received "another small delivery" of PPE from the federal government, including 146,000 surgical masks, as well as a promised 50 ventilators, which "we haven't seen yet."
The patient was suffering from a spinal dural arteriovenous fistula (SDAVF), an abnormal connection between an artery and a vein located near the covering of the spinal cord, which affects just one in 200,000 people.
The defendants conspired, colluded and otherwise acted in concert to limit admission privileges, Philip Totonelly claims for “purposes of maintaining a monopoly on the admission of patients.”
“About one-third of the children in the State of Connecticut live in Fairfield County,” says the organization's president and CEO Jim Shmerling. “Our ‘close to home’ strategy for pediatric care involves bringing our specialists close to where children live.”
Another Nuvance Health hospital, Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, is also a primary clinical research site for NRG Oncology.
The system’s seven hospitals and 2,600 doctors serve an area that encompasses about 1.5 million residents.
When it comes to mega-mergers, count Stamford out, says CEO Kathleen Silard: “We are driven by a desire to operate in the best interests of our community, which means not taking directions from a big office located somewhere else."
As a result of WCHN's merger with Health Quest, says Dr. Margo Shoup, “We will have more hospitals with a greater diversity of ideas, which will help us focus on best practices at each hospital,” which consists of Danbury, Norwalk, New Milford and Sharon hospitals in Connecticut and Northern Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in New York.
Pronounced “NEW-vance,” the new system will serve 1.5 million residents across New York’s Hudson Valley and western Connecticut and consist of more than 2,600 physicians and 12,000 employees. Projected annual revenues of the system are $2.4 billion.