Eleanor Slater receives national accreditation after preliminary denial

ELEANOR SLATER HOSPITAL officials will retrain staff on security measures after a patient swallowed a shaving razor. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, AND HOSPITALS
PROVIDENCE – After issuing a preliminary denial to accredit the Eleanor Slater Hospital system, The Joint Commission has reaccredited the state-run hospital system, Gov. Daniel J. McKee said on Tuesday. The news, announced at the governor’s weekly press briefing, follows efforts to fix longstanding problems with the physical and organizational structure as well as quality…

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