Review Finds Fault in Twin Falls Hospital after Infant’s Death
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A federal review of St. Luke's Magic Valley Medical Center following a medical mistake that led to an infant's death has found areas of concern in the hospital's procedures.
The Times-News reports the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services started their review in September after 7-month-old August Elliot was given the wrong medication and died of an overdose. The hospital said Thursday in a statement that federal officials found three areas of concern, including medication safety, procedures for restraining patients and training of workers who aren't permanent employees.
St. Luke's has submitted a plan to the federal oversight board and has until the end of the year to make improvements. Twin Falls County Prosecutor Grant Loebs has launched a criminal investigation into the child's death.