Feds say patient care improved at state hospital

first_imgWaterbury, Vt.–The U. S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently issuedtheir fourth compliance report for the Vermont State Hospital (VSH), based on anon-site review of the facility conducted in early March, 2008.  The DOJreport shows that VSH is compliant with the key components of the agreement made between the federalgovernment and the State in July 2006.  The report evaluates the progress thehospital is making in 140 areas, with a 5-point scoring system, ranging from Non-Compliantto Sustained Compliance.  “It was evident from this visit that VSH leadership and staffhave made significant progress to ensure VSH has become a safer and more effectivetreatment provider, and the Department will continue working to improve themental health service delivery experience for all patients at VSH,” said DMHCommissioner Michael Hartman. The DOJ report is available for viewing and download on the DMHwebsite: http://healthvermont.gov/mh/programs/hospital/index.aspx(link is external)          ##### “I’m pleased that this report highlights the significantefforts the Department of Mental Health (DMH) and VSH staff has undertaken toimprove the provision of care at the hospital for Vermont’s acutely mentally ill,”noted Agency of Human Services Secretary Cynthia D. LaWare.  “EnsuringVSH provides high quality, compassionate care, and remains a safe and securefacility for Vermont’smost vulnerable, is essential as the State moves forward to secure agreementswith our community partners to develop a new system of care that willeventually replace this aging facility.”  DOJ Releases Fourth VSHCompliance ReportShowsMarked Improvement In Patient Care, Safety Among the most improved areas were the protections ofpatients from harm, the quality improvement of patient care, the environmentalconditions and building safety of the hospital, and mental healthassessments.  Areas where there has been marked improvement, but are stillin need of attention, include specific treatment services and the integrationof services across all hospital services.  The hospital has been working toward regaining both Joint Commission onHealth Care Organizations accreditation, and certification by the federalCenter for Medicare and Medicaid Services, to assure high quality patient carefor Vermont’smost severely mentally ill.  The reviewers, Dr. Jeffrey Geller, MD, MPH and Dr. MohammedEl-Sabaawi, met with management, staff, and patients at the Waterbury campusfor four days and offered in their report that, “staff of VSH at alllevels should be most pleased with the improvements their efforts have yieldedto date”. last_img read more

Binghamton Police: Prospect Avenue situation a “domestic incident”

first_imgStay with 12 News as we continue to gather more information and update this story as soon as we can. Police could not say if there were any injuries or if anyone had been arrested in connection with the incident. Binghamton Police said there was a “domestic incident” that led to at least a dozen police cars, including a S.W.A.T. vehicle, along Prospect Avenue on the afternoon of Christmas Eve.center_img BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — All roads are back open as of 5:45 p.m. Tuesday after a heavy police presence near the intersection of Prospect Avenue and Glenwood Road.last_img read more

GCB/Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket on hold

first_imgTHE nationwide 2017 Guyana Cricket Board (GCB)/Scotiabank Kiddy Progression One cricket competition has been postponed until the September 2017 school term.According to a GCB release, the postponement is due to the current inclement weather, which has been forecast to persist into the month of July 2017.“The Cricket Development Committee (CDC) of the GCB has determined that the postponement would facilitate a more effective and smooth conduct of the competition,” the release stated.As a consequence, all primary schools are asked to note the adjustment. This information is also expected to be channelled to schools through the Ministry of Education’s Regional Education Offices.To date, the districts of New/Amsterdam/Canje and East Bank Essequibo are the only two locations to have commenced the competition. However, primary schools will be encouraged to enjoy the benefits of the coaching education programmes, which involve the activity aspects of ‘Meet the Emerging Player’ and ‘Cricket Is My Game – Learn It’Further, teachers and club coaches will benefit from four Child Protection Programmes, which are scheduled to be conducted during the first two weeks of June 2017. The Child Protection Programmes will target interested individuals from the areas of Berbice, Essequibo, Upper Demerara and specified locations in other parts of Demerara.Additionally, it should be noted, that the revised fixtures for the 2017 GCB/Scotiabank Kiddy Progression One Cricket will be circulated during the current school term.last_img read more

Oxford staves off late Norwich rally with 60-50 victory

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Oxford Wildcats held a 60-26 lead in the fourth quarter, before Norwich scored the final three touchdowns to make it a respectable 60-50 game.Oxford opened the game taking a 16-6 first quarter lead on a Silhan 14-yard touchdown run followe by a Haskins 1-yard touchdown run.Norwich narrowed the margin to 16-12 on a 5-yard touchdown run. But Oxford scored three touchdowns and led 38-18 at the half. The  Wildcats to touchdowns by Norris and Haskins to expand the lead to 54-26 going into the fourth.A Norris 10-yard run made it 60-30.Norwich 6 12 8 24 50Oxford 16 22 26 6 60 1st QuarterOxford: Silhan 14 yard TD run (PAT Haskins run)Norwich: 45 yard TD pass Jacob Norris to Lohrman (PAT fail)Oxford: Haskins 1 yard TD (PAT Dexter Norris run)2nd QuarterNorwich: Norris 5 yard run (PAT Fail)Oxford:  Haskins Kick off Return 70 yards (Haskins PAT run)Oxford: Norris 24 yard run (PAT fail)Oxford: Norris to Keown 25 yard TD Pass (PAT Haskins run)Norwich: Norris 2 yard run (PAT Fail)3rd QuarterOxford:  Norris 1 yard TD run (Norris to Shimkus PAT)Norwich: Norris 6 yard pass to Lohrman (PAT Norris run)Oxford: Haskins 2 yard run (Norris run PAT)4th quarterOxford: Norris 10 yard run ( PAT fail)Norwich:  Norris to Goebel 11 yard pass (PAT Norris to Lohrman)Norwich:  Norris 7 yard run ( PAT Norris run)Norwich: Norris to Lohrman 19 yard TD (PAT Norris to Goebel) Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Get Lara involved, advises Warne

first_imgSYDNEY, Australia (CMC):Legendary Australia leg-spinner Shane Warne believes an intervention from Brian Lara is warranted in order to save West Indies’ troubled tour Down Under from becoming a full blown crisis.Speaking after witnessing the Windies innings and 212-run defeat inside three days in the opening Test in Hobart, Warne said Lara could play a role in reviving team morale.”Lara is in the country. They need to get him involved, spend some time with the team in Melbourne,” said Warne, who snared 708 wickets from 145 Tests.Lara is the highest run-getter for West Indies in Tests with 11 953 runs in 131 matches and remains the world record holder for the highest scores in Tests and first class cricket.He is currently in Australia after featuring in a Festival of Cricket Twenty20 match in Western Australia last week.Warne, one of Lara’s main nemeses during his playing days, said it was important West Indies bounced back as world cricket needed a strong Caribbean side.”I think world cricket needs the West Indies to be strong. What they bring to the table is so exciting,” said Warne. “They play with emotion, passion and flair. The Windies are passionate people and they will be hurting from that loss.”West Indies were hammered in Hobart, dismissed twice for 223 and 148, in response to Australia’s massive first innings score of 583 for four declared.They face Australia in the second Test in Melbourne starting Boxing Day.last_img read more