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SAFE STAFFING

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

Cerebral-Palsy

Study after study has confirmed that safe staffing improves patient outcomes and saves lives. Now the New York State legislature has the chance to pass a law insuring that hospitals and nursing facilities are adequately staffed.

The “safe staffing for quality care act” would authorize the NY State Department of Health to require minimum nurse to patient staffing ratios, a requirement the California has had in place since 2004. Read More→

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Unsafe Injections

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

       Diabetic-foot-care

When you roll up your sleeve to get an injection do you ever think about asking the doctor or nurse whether they are reusing the needle? Most people would never think to, but unsafe injections are a serious and potentially deadly problem.

The recent articles regarding thousands of patients in upstate New York who may have been exposed to life threatening diseases due to hospitals reusing insulin pens are only the most recent example of how unsafe injection practices can expose patients to deadly illnesses. Read More→

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Dangerous Doc Finally Loses License

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

After 40 malpractice cases and multiple complaints to the state, the Department of Health finally revoked the license of Dr. Robert Cattani, calling him an “imminent threat to the health and safety” of New Yorkers.

According to a Daily News article, Dr. Cattani’s incompetence resulted in injuries ranging from blindness to life threatening renal failure. Many patients blasted the DOH, complaining that the process of revoking Dr. Cattani’s license took too long. Read More→

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Breast Cancer Detection Law Signed

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Good news for New Yorkers!  Our State signed into law an important new measure to help promote early detection and treatment of breast cancer.

The new law, which will take effect in 180 days,  will provide women with important information they need to make decisions regarding their health.   Read More→

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