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Genesis Healthcare to open new “PowerBack” rehabilitation facility

Genesis Healthcare, the national mega chain of nursing homes, has announced the building of a 30 million dollar rehabilitation facility next to the recently opened Virtua Hospital in Voorhees, New Jersey. The intention is to open four such “PowerBack” facilities in the area, two in Philadelphia and one in Moorestown New Jersey, presumably for a total of 120 million dollars. Genesis executives have stated the PowerBack facilities will revolutionize the rehabilitation facility industry as they will have all private rooms, doctors on staff, therapy twelve and one half hours per day, a water-therapy pool with a floor that goes up …

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New Jersey makes staffing ratio available to the Public

One of the most common complaints from nursing home residents and their families is not enough staff.  Even the staff itself continually complains that resident’s lives are in danger based on owners of nursing homes not providing appropriate staffing. New Jersey provides formulas that must be followed to provide adequate “minimum” staffing. Nursing Homes are free to staff above the minimums, but often do not. These ratios are based on the amount of residents living in the Nursing home and the type of care they need.  The type of employees covered by this minimum staffing includes Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical …

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Hospira Announces A Nationwide Voluntary Recall Of One Lot Of Hydromorphone Hydrochloride Injection 2 MG/ML, (C-II) 1 ML Fill In 2.5 ML Carpuject, That May Contain More Than The Intended Fill Volume

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 15, 2012 – LAKE FOREST, Ill., – Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP), announced today it is initiating a voluntary user level recall of one lot of Hydromorphone Injection, USP, 2 mg/mL (C-II), 1 mL fill in 2.5 mL Carpuject™, NDC 0409-1312-30 , due to a reported complaint of a single Carpuject containing more than the 1 mL labeled fill volume. Opioid pain medications such as Hydromorphone have life-threatening consequences if overdosed. Those consequences can include respiratory depression (slowed breathing or suspension of breathing), low blood pressure and reduced heart rate including circulatory collapse. The affected product is …

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