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Troubled ED on Sioux Indian reservation draws CMS inspectors


August 8, 2018

The emergency department at the Indian Health Service hospital on the Rosebud (S.D.) Sioux Indian Reservation is facing scrutiny from CMS, which surveyed the hospital in late July, the Rapid City Journal reports. The inspection results were not immediately available.

Six things to know:

1. In 2015, inspectors found employees hand-washed surgical instruments after a sterilizer broke, failed to communicate that a patient had untreated tuberculosis and did not monitor a patient who delivered a baby prematurely on a bathroom floor.


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